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2935. 8" long:
2936. 14" long:
2937. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this tool:
2938. Approximately 2-1/2" long:
2939. Another unidentified tool submitted by a visitor:
2940. Around 48" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:
2935. A saw set, which was "used to alternately bend the side of a saw blade's tooth left and right. A saw blade which has had the teeth bent is said to have been set." Patent number 1,545,011:
2936. This is a holder for buggy whips that would have been mounted on the wall of a hardware store, the whips were placed in the slots and held in place by a knot tied in the small end. Whip holders were usually round as seen at the link, but were also made in an X configuration.
2937. This is probably a Lawn Edger and Trenching Tool:
2938. A Surco spark plug and cable tester:
2939. This tool has not yet been identified:
2940. A probe for testing corn, it was thrust into a corn crib or other container and then rotated to scrape off some kernels, which were then tested for temperature, moisture, quality, etc., similar to patent number 2,184,472:
Someone just sent in the answer for this item that was posted here a couple years ago:
2145. This is part of an "Edgar Cayce impedance device" made by Ernie and Barry Yare of Newcastle of Tyne, UK, it's called the Radiac, or Ice Appliance. It was used by standing it in ice water, connecting wires to it, and then attaching the wires to various parts of the body. It was supposed to balance the body's energies.
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