Thursday, April 11, 2013

Set 488

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2839. 24" circumference, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:

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2840. 20" long:

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2841.

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2842. Sent in by a visitor who is looking to identify this piece of hardware:





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2843. About 2" long:









































2844. 4" long, sent in by someone who would like to find the purpose of this tool:

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Answers:



2839. This is a traveler, or tire measuring wheel, according to the Dictionary of American Hand Tools it was "used to measure the length of flat strap required for making a new wagon tire. The wheel is measured by rolling the measuring wheel around the outside surface and counting the revolutions. The process is then repeated on a straight length of wagon tire iron. An additional amount is added to account for bending and welding."
Though Modern Blacksmithing has a slightly different use for it, which states "Now roll the wheel over the tire. If a heavy tire cut it three inches longer than the wheel, if a thin tire, two inches. Now bend the tire in the bender. Measure the wheel with the gauge, then measure the tire; if it is a heavy wagon tire and a straight wheel cut the tire one-fourth of an inch shorter than the wheel."

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2840. A brick carrier:

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2841. This tool is a Hargrave plug cutter:

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2842. This is part of a timer for a Model T Ford, as seen in several photos just over half way down this page.





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2843. A key ring, patent number 221,571:












































2844. This is a bung wrench for unscrewing the plug on a steel barrel, it's similar to the tool at the 10:00 position in the second photo on this site:

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14 comments:

  1. 2840 is a carrier for Bricks

    2842 is a spring loaded cabinet door closer

    2844 is some kind of anvil

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    2. Brick carrier is correct.

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  2. 2842 a roller from a Model T Ford timer housing.

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    1. Thanks, looks like this is correct.

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  3. 2843 A patent key ring.

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  4. 2839 A traveller. Used by wheelwrights to measure the circumference of wheels.

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  5. 2843 A jam cleat for rope or twine?

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  6. 2844 is a bung wrench for steel drums. You can see one with six 'ends' here, the lower right hand end is almost the same as this tool.

    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24675

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  7. 2839 "Wiley & Russell MFG.CO Greenfield"

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  8. 2841 Plug cutter. Used with a hand brace to cut plugs in wood. After the bit bottoms out, the plug can be broken out for plugging screw holes, etc.

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