Thursday, October 31, 2013

Set 517

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3013. 48" tall:

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3014. Sent in by a visitor who is looking to identify this tool:

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3015.

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3016.

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3017. 13-1/4" long, the two prongs rotate back and forth as the handle is pushed and pulled, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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3018. 7" diameter:

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Answers:



3013. This is a barley cleaner, if a farmer wanted to save some barley for seed he could use this device to remove the chaff and light grains:

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3014. Based on the way this tool is attached to the handle, it's probably a brush hook, though it could have been used for other purposes at a farm such as cutting corn stalks:

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3015. Matech OGU83 sights for military rifles:

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3016. A lensometer, also called a lensmeter or focimeter, it was used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames.

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3017. This is a J. M. Fox Iron Works valve grinder, used to ensure that automotive valves are properly seated:

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3018. According to this site, this is a submarine diving gauge, though a lot of people have suggested that it is actually a demonstration model of an attitude indicator that was used for training aircraft pilots:

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7 comments:

  1. 3018 an intestine of an artificial horizon

    3015 rear diopter sights

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  2. 3018: The mounting makes me think that this for classroom use to teach about artificial horizons...

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  3. 3016: a focimeter for measuring the prescription of eyeglasses.

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  4. 3014 Flencing knife.
    3018 classroom model of an artificial horizon display.

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  5. 3018 is NOT an altitude display, but an ATTITUDE display.

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