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2863. 15" long:
2864. Sent in by a visitor who would like to identify this item that was part of someone's rock collection. It is approximately .6" (15mm) in diameter, is not magnetic, is rather heavy for its size, and is close to lead in weight to size ratio. Take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts.
2865. Approximately 10" long:
2866. Shown with a U.S. dime:
2867. Submitted by a visitor who is looking to identify this metal part that they found in their garden:
2868. 14" tall:
2863. A Vietnam soldier's short timer's stick:
2864. Haven't yet been able to prove any of the guesses for this rock:
2865. A bale tie cutter, according to the Dictionary of American Hand Tools, it is "a knife used to cut the twine securing a bale of hay or fodder. Also used to cut the binder twine as a bundle of grain is fed to the separator."
2866. A shotgun shell puller:
2867. This was part of an Enterprise food grinder, a similar one can be seen on this page:
2868. This is a leather fire bucket for use by firemen:
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