Thursday, June 4, 2009

Set 287

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1633. 6" long:

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1634. Approximately 4" long:

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1635. 3-1/8" long, sent in by a visitor:

1636. 6-1/2" long:

1637. The idea here is to determine where this fan would have been typically found, patented in 1911:

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1638. About 24" long:


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  1. 1634 Trolling gear for ocean fishing?
    1638 Tire chain.

  2. 1634 - downrigger for fishing, gets a trolled lure down very deep

    1637 - environment where there might be combustible fumes or gas -- all brass gearing - no sparks

  3. 1633 Device to set teeth on handsaws?

  4. 1635 looks like a hanger for a knife or sword.

  5. 1635 a picture hanging hook for hanging pictures on picture mold.

  6. 1636 Soldering iron rest?

  7. Correct answers so far:

    1634. Trolling plane
    1635. Picture hanger
    1636. Solder iron rest
    1638. Tire chain

  8. 1633 I use mine to make car keys
    1636 I have a similar one that is a stand for a big soldering iron; you heat it with a torch, not electric.