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3127. 3" long:
3128. 5" long:
3129. 8" long:
3130. Sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of this item:
3131. 2-1/2" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.
3132. About 12" long:
3127. This is a saw set that was used with a hammer, patented by Herrick Aiken on May 24,1830, before patent numbers started. A saw set is used to alternately bend the side of a saw blade's tooth left and right so that it makes a wider cut and moves more easily through wood. A saw blade which has had the teeth bent is said to have been set.
3128. A cutting tool for use on a metal lathe:
3129. This is a glass tapper that is used to crack glass along the score line after it has been cut.
The tool can be seen in use at the 3:10 mark in this video:
3130. No answer yet for this item:
3131. This is a lawn mower blade balancer, it is used after sharpening the blade to ensure that each half of it weighs the same.
A demonstration of the blade balancer can be seen here:
3132. A fire truck search light or rescue lamp:
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