Thursday, July 23, 2009

Set 294

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1675. 5-3/4" tall, submitted by a visitor:

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1676. 10-1/2" long:

1677. 11" long:

As seen in this patent drawing, there are ridges on the inside:

1678. 6-1/2" long:


1680. Approximately 17' long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this item:

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  1. 1675 looks like an Acetylene Lamp, possibly from an early car headlamp

    1676 appears to be a combination spanner wrench/ torque wrench

  2. 1680 is a target to be towed behind an airplane for target practice.

  3. Correct answers so far:

    1675. Carbide acetylene lamp, but it was for something other than cars or boats

    1676. Torque wrench, but it was used for a specific purpose

    1680. Target for a fighter pilot

  4. 1675-Carbide lamp for bicycle/motorcycle.
    1676-Early torque wrench for adjusting lever type shocks?
    1677-For making/sizing
    rim end of wooden wheel spokes?
    1678-For making dowels/pegs for pegged ship/building frames?
    1679-Log marking hammer?
    1680-Agree with aircraft towed target.

  5. 1676 is a torque wrench for checking breakaway torque for opening fire hydrants.

  6. 1675 acetylene lanp for a train
    1677 looks like it either de-burrs pipe or pushes something together that springs outwards
    1679 the pegs look like a go/not go gauge, but i'm probably wrong

  7. 1678 is used to store fish hooks