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2947. Approximately 6" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2948. 8" long, "as you crank the handle, the 'bit' rotates one full turn, and then retreats one third turn."
2949. 7" long:
2950. 10" high, 4-1/2" diameter, the number 44 is cast on the bottom:
2951. 3-3/4" long, sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this tool, "each side has a different size semi circle but the same size rounded corner at the bottom, one side has '2101' and the other has a symbol with the letters '0' and 'S' in it. It was in a box of very high end tools for a machinist."
2952. Around 30" long:
2947. This is an English champagne tap from the early 1900s, after penetrating the cork with the screw, the small knob is rotated to open the valve to fill a glass, the valve can then be closed to keep the remaining champagne fresh.
2948. A valve lapping tool for honing valves to ensure efficient sealing when the valve closes against the seat.
You can see a similar one in use at the 4:40 mark in this video:
2949. A lineman's C clamp:
2950. A projectile for a large military weapon:
2951. This is an Omni Spectra bender for .141 inch semi-rigid microwave cable. A modern one can be seen here.
2952. A Tactical C6 Hammer Pry Entry Tool, it was designed by the Swedish Hostage Rescue Team to improve and increase the breaching and entry options used by law enforcement and military agencies.
Several updates from previous weeks:
2930. This is probably a beekeeper's section closer for making sectional honey frames, text on the board says "Greene, NY" and "Works", there is some space before the word "Works", so it might have read Lyon Iron Works, which used to be located in Greene:
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.
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