Thursday, December 19, 2013

Set 524

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3055. 5-5/8" tall:


3057. 1-3/8" long:

3058. 8" long:

3059. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this tool:

3060. 20" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.


3055. This is a telephone magneto, it was used to signal the operator or another party when you wanted to make a call.

starting as a means of signaling the operator that you wanted to make a call.

3056. A Craftsman sharpening jig for bench grinders:

3057. A collet from a Koh-I-Noor pencil, patent number 2,801,613:

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3058. A corn sheller and general purpose scraper, patent number 790,228:

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3059. No answer yet for this device:

3060. This is an apple parer, corer, and slicer, patent number 122,553:
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  1. 3057 is a chuck for a pin vise
    3060 is an apple peeler/corer/slicer

  2. 3055: Hand cranked generator missing the crank.

  3. 3055:--possibly from the inside of a hand cranked telephone.

  4. 3057 is a tip from a clutch pencil.

  5. 3056 is a jig for sharpening chisel and plane blades on a power grinder

  6. 3057 - drill bit collets
    3059 - Could be used to pick up rolls of Barbed Wire

    3057 - drill bit collets

  7. 3058- Painter's Tool for cleaning brushes and rollers

  8. 3060 - Looks like this tool will not only peal the apple, but slice and core as well.

  9. 3055 Magneto--probably an ignition magneto, probably from an airplane. Telephones had magnetos, bit that doesn't look right for that application, with the drive connection on the back side.

    3056 plane iron sharpening jig as indicated.

    3057 Lead-holder ("draftsman's pencil") collett, probably "KOH-I-NOOR" brand.

    3059 Broken drill-pipe retriever?

    3060 I think apple peeler-corer-slicer is right.

  10. 3060 is for sure an Apple peeler/corer/slicer, but could also serve as a potato peeler-slicer for fries, an orange peeler and segment for the medieval foodie, used in a pinch as a kindling preparer for your wood fired oven stove fireplace, and as an really early eye surgery tool, such like many surgeries back in the day, tended top be less than successful.