Thursday, September 12, 2013

Set 510

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2971. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this device:

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2972. 2-1/8" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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2974. 17" long:

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2975. Made of metal and rubber:






























2976. 7' long:

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2971. This is a wheel chock for tandem axles, for stabilizing a trailer to prevent movement while parked or re-hitching, in use it would be positioned between the tires like the one seen here.

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2972. This is a billiards cue Tip Pik, used to make small holes in the tip so it holds chalk better.

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2973. A multi-purpose hammer that uses interchangeable heads made of copper, brass, nylon, plastic, and rubber, or possibly a dead blow hammer that uses replaceable heads:

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The part in the foreground looks to be the remains of one of the soft heads that has broken off leaving only its screw-in mounting stud.

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2974. The mason who produced this tool hated to lose mortar when connecting two cinder blocks. Too often the mortar fell into the holes in the block and could not be retrieved. This tool was made to be positioned on top of a block, the mortar was then placed on the block, next the tool was removed, and another cinder block placed on top. The person who invented this created 5 or 6 similar ones but the design of each was somewhat different.

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2975. This is a wedge mute, or tuning mute, it was placed between strings by a piano tuner to silence ones not being worked on, further description can be found on this page.





























2976. A Teles one man cross-cut saw, made by the T. L. Smith Co., London:

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6 comments:

  1. 2971 Wheel Chock for tandem axles. Like this: http://www.etrailer.com/Wheel-Chocks/Ultra-Fab-Products/UF21-001070.html?feed=npn&gclid=CKih6uHhxbkCFa1xOgodbS4AhQ

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    1. Thanks! Never would have guessed that.

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  2. 2972 - Used to administer polio vaccine

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