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3181. 2-1/2" long:
3182. 6" long:
3183. 7" long:
3184. Around 5' long, the end is not sharp, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.
3185. 11" long:
3186. Around 60" long:
3181. These are musket flash hole picks, there were used to clear the hole of black powder residue after every several rounds to prevent misfires.
3182. A shoe maker's shank laster, used to stretch the upper of a boot over the last into the hollow of the shank:
3183. No answer yet for this tool:
3184. This is a turtle probe, or turtle hook. Sometimes turtles will burrow into a muddy bank, if the hunter can see their breathing hole he can find the shell by probing the mud, and then hook the shell with the rod and pull the turtle out.
3185. This was marked "double torch tin kerosene lamp with wind guard":
3186. A railroad level for measuring track superelevation on curves:
This is a Stanley level, they didn't make the entire tool but their levels were used in a lot of these devices.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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3185. A beekeeper's smoker?ReplyDelete
I don't know what 3185 is, but it's sitting on the nicest Parcheesi board Ive ever seen!ReplyDelete
3182 - Shoemaker's leather stretcherReplyDelete
3183 - Wine cork puller
3184 - Miner's blasting hole clean out tool
3186 - Trench leval, for proper drainage