Thursday, September 19, 2013

Set 511

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2977. 3" long:
























2978. 11" long:


































2979. 23-1/2" long:

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2980. The larger piece is 6" long, this unidentified item was found along the East bank of the Mississippi River on the Southern edge of Fridley, MN.





























2981. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this device, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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2982. Approximately 12" square:

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2977. This is a large brass paper clip:
























2978. An anti-kickback pawl for a Dewalt radial saw, it mounts on the saw as seen on page 9, figure 27 in this pdf document:


































2979. A rice thrasher, or thresher, this tool was used in the fields of Korea and its neighboring countries to thresh a rice paddy. The rice was picked in bunches from the wet land in which it was grown and taken aside to this tool. It was placed into the tool’s teeth and pulled forward. The grains were separated and stayed behind while the stocks were pulled through and then disposed. The movement was repeated a few times until no grain was left on the stocks.

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2980. No answer yet for this one:





























2981. This is a launched grapnel hook for firing into mine fields and dragging back to detonate trip wire mines, patent number 5,448,937:

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2982. Also no answer yet for this device:

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5 comments:

  1. 2977 looks like a kind of paper clamp...
    2979 looks like a flax comb
    2982 could be a directional scope for naviagational pruposes of from a fire watch tower...

    Gust guessing

    B.

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  2. 2978 looks lie an anti-kickback pawl off a woodworking machine.

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  3. 2978 in fact looks exactly like the anti-kickback pawl on my father's ancient radial-arm saw.

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  4. 2980 looks like connectors that are on the end of old bamboo chimney or drain rods

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  5. # 2982; yes, looks like a triangulation sight used to plot the location of forest fires etc. Look thru it and read the direction from the base. It would have to be mounted using a compass for proper orientation.

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