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2941. 3-1/2" long:
2942. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find out its purpose:
2943. 15" tall, made of metal, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2944. 3" long:
2945. 6" long:
2946. 7-1/2" long:
2941. This is a fob for an old pocket watch, these were used because it was easier to pull a timepiece from a small pocket if there was a leather strap attached to the watch.
2942. This is a pump oil can that is missing its spout:
2943. The back of this cast iron knight is a fireplace tools holder that held a poker, shovel, broom, and tongs, originally for use with a coal burning Bilston Knight fire grate.
2944. A match safe, for carrying wooden matches back in the days before lighters and matchbooks:
2945. These are cone gouge slipstones, for sharpening woodworkers' carving gouges:
2946. A fireman's bed key or bed wrench, this tool allowed the men to quickly disassemble the wooden frame of a bed, often the most valuable item owned by a family, and remove it to safety.
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