Thursday, May 30, 2013

Set 495

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2881. 9-1/4" long:

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2882. 2-1/2" diameter:
































2883. Approximately 4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts.

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2884. 2" square base:






























2885. 14" to 17" long, sent in by someone who is looking to find the purpose of this device:

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2886. About 3" diameter:




























Answers:



2881. A rivet setting or pop rivet tool, for connecting two pieces of sheet metal, patent number 3,596,496:





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2882. A replica of the Barbasol cryo-can from the movie Jurassic Park :
































2883. A Krimmel mat hanger, an ad on this page says that it is for gym mats:

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2884. A 1930s barbershop razor bank for used razor blades:






























2885. No answer yet for this device:

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2886. This was part of a Dietz No. 40 Traffic Gard lantern, "used by highway contractors, utility companies, and municipalities rather than the railroad. They were used to mark construction sites and roadwork, and generally warn night time drivers of road hazards."












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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Set 494

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2875. Approximately 3" long:






























2876. 2" diameter:





























2877. Sent in by someone who would like to find the purpose of this device, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts.

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2879.

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2880. Around 8" long:

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Answers:


2875. This is a spoke wrench, patent number 622,005:





























2876. This is probably a vintage campaign torch, for use in parades or at political speeches:






























2877. No answer yet for this device:

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2867. This was part of an Enterprise food grinder, a similar one can be seen on this page:





















2878. Haven't yet been able to verify any of the guesses for this tool:



























2879. This is a gun for inserting plugs into tires:

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2880. An adding machine, patent number 414,959:





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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Set 493

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2869. 1-3/4" diameter:

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The next four items were all sent in by visitors who are looking to identify them.



2870. Made of solid brass:

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2872. 3" long:





























2873.

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2874. Around 8" long:

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Answers:


2869. This is a spark tester for a small engine, a modern version of it can be seen on this page:

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2870. No answer yet for this brass item:

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2871. Also no luck yet on this piece of hardware:































2872. This is a cabinet gauge for setting the depth of cut on a woodworking plane or jointer, the part on the upper left is connected to the indicator needle and gives readouts from 0-1 mm. The word Schwarz'sche breaks up into the name "Schwarz" and the ending 'sche is older german language, it means that something is built or constructed after a development or a patent invented by a man with the last Name "Schwarz". The word Pr├Ązis translates to precise or accurate and Schrankmesslehre means cabinet gauge.





























2873. Haven't yet found the exact purpose of this clip.

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2874. A Campbell Hauseld Air Chisel/Hammer, similar chisels that could have been used with it can be seen here:

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