Thursday, February 20, 2014

Set 533

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3109. 14" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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3111. 50" long:

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3112. 18" long:

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3113. 7" long:

3114. 5 3/4" long, text on it reads DFHA MED.OC.TR.AANO, sent in by someone who would like to find the purpose of this item:

The four slots at the small end are 3-1/4" long:


3109. This is a reaction propulsion pistol, it was tested in zero gravity aircraft flights as a means of individual maneuvering in free fall, photographed at National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

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3110. A magnetic particle inspection yoke, it was used to test a piece of metal to see if there are any cracks in it:

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3111. This is a hay spear that was meant to be mounted on a tractor:

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3112. A wire fence stretcher, patent number 598,526:

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3113. A phone system flat spring relay:

3114. This is a black powder wedge, it was filled with black powder, placed into a drilled hole in the end of a log and then lit. The resulting explosion would split the log into three pieces if the wedge was in the center, into two pieces if it was offset.

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  1. 3109 impact wrench
    3110 spot welder
    3112 load chain tightener
    3113 telephone relay

  2. 3112...log rolling hooks