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2977. 3" long:
2978. 11" long:
2979. 23-1/2" long:
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.
2982. Approximately 12" square:
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.
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:
2982. Also no answer yet for this device:
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