Thursday, June 19, 2014

Set 550

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3211. 11" long:

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It has two lenses, one clear and the other red.



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3212. Around 12" long:

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3213. 8" long:

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3214. 18" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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3215. 9-1/2" long:

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3216. 8-3/4" long:

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3211. This is part of a U.S. Army tank searchlight, a photo of the entire searchlight can be seen here.

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3212. No answer yet for this one:

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3213. This is a neurosurgical tool called a Dura Hook, it was used for removing brain material, tumors, etc from the brain cavity, though it does resemble a packing extractor or a gun worm for a pistol.

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3214. This device is probably for cooking meat in a fireplace:

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3215. This one is also still unidentified, the most common guess is that it's a wire stripper:

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3216. A Wolfcraft doweling jig for making accurate dowel joints:

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7 comments:

  1. 3216 is a jig for drilling holes for dowel joints.

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  2. 3211: A red light to encourage dark adaption on a ships bridge?
    3213: A work for removing unfired bullets from a black powder pistol?
    3215 for stripping wire?
    3216 I agree, a doweling jig.

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  3. 3213 is a Packing Puller used to remove packing from a packing gland (stuffing box).

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  4. 3211: The flashing light from a ship navigation marker? The occluding bits look like they were made to make a particular flashing sequence when the unit was rotated.

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  5. 3211: Guts from a railroad signal?

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  6. 3211 Right. Here it is inside the housing above the main gun. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M60_Infrared.jpg
    functionally, it's supposed to be infrared when the filter is in place.They pretty much got rid of them when they put thermal imagers on them.

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  7. 3212 Looks to be an adjustable pipe bender.

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