Thursday, December 26, 2013

Set 525

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for some of my best posts.

3061. 8" long:

3062. 10-1/2" long:

Larger image


3064. 9" long:

Larger image

3065. 6" long:

Larger image

3066. 7-7/8" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

Larger image


3061. This is a knife sharpener, patent number 538,404:

3062. A Moto Meter radiator cap and temperature gauge, patent number 1,275,654:

Larger image

The head of the eagle functions as a latch for opening the top:

3063. This is a directional arrow for aiding the navigation of airmail pilots back in the 1920s.

3064. A combination tool that was designed to be a nail puller, axle wrench, pliers, pipe wrench, and gas burner wrench, patent number 114,759.

Larger image

3065. A Ronson Penciliter, which combines a pencil with a lighter, patent number D151,771:

Larger image

3066. This is a cork borer sharpener. "A cork borer, often used in a chemistry or biology laboratory, is a metal tool for cutting a hole in a cork or rubber stopper to insert glass tubing."

Larger image

Are you interested in Old Tools and Tool Collecting? Want to learn more about tools, and meet some great people who have the same interests? Please take a minute to check out the Mid-West Tool Collectors Web Site at this link:

To submit photos, send them to the address in my profile, please include dimensions, any text on the item, and where it was found.

Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post.
 photo set524.jpg

More discussion and comments on these photos can be found at the newsgroup rec.puzzles.


  1. 3062: radiator cap with a thermometer in it.
    3063: marker for the transcontinental airmail route from the 20s.

  2. Darn, those the only 2 I knew and ya beat me to them!

  3. 3061 - Knife sharpener, commercial
    3065 - Tear gas pen
    3066 - Cork cutter, cleaner, sharpener

  4. 3062 Oldsmobile radiator cap/sight glass/thermometer
    3063 Remanent of Mail air route beacon system
    3064 multipurpose (fireman's) valve turning tool.
    3065 Cigarette lighter/ball point pen
    3066 news-print roll ripper