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3175. 3-1/2" long:
3176. Take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.
3177. 4" long:
3178. 5" long, patented in 1875:
3179. Sent in by a visitor who would like to identify this tool:
3180. Around 8-1/2" long:
3175. This is a Remington Cutlery pocketknife opener:
3176. This is a meat tenderizer, patent number 2,495,989:
3177. A Bell System cable splitter:
3178. An ox bow pin, patent number 47,149:
It keeps the bow attached to the yoke:
3179. This tool is probably for tightening metal or nylon straps:
3180. A pool cue dresser, for evening the surface of the tip of a pool stick, patent number 422,204:
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