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1885. 7" long:
1886. 8" tall:
1887. This was sent in by a visitor:
1888. An unidentified device that was submitted by a visitor who found it on the side of a road:
It's just less than 2" long:
1889. Around 5-1/2" tall:
1890. 72" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool and a chance to win a T-shirt:
1885. A mechanical speed indicator, the numbers indicated on the dials are used to calculate the RPM when the point is placed against a rotating shaft for a suitable number of seconds:
1886. No verifiable answer yet for this device:
1887. This is most likely either a tamper for sand, dirt, etc., or a ramrod for a cannon:
1888. A valve used to adjust the velocity that paintballs come out of the gun.
1889. This is the mechanism from inside of a collapsible top hat:
1890. A hand operated ice plow, used for finishing out the groove made by a horse drawn ice plow. After the ice plow had made grooves in the ice, an ice saw was used to finish the cut.
I posted this ice saw a few years ago, it's 5'-7" long:
In some parts of the country it's known as an ice knife.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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1886-Wooden deadbolt latch/lock
1888-Fuel/air/brake pressure control?
1889-Hoop skirt makers tool
1890-Ice harvesting saw
>1886-Wooden deadbolt latch/lock
Not sure about this one
>1888-Fuel/air/brake pressure control?
Also not sure about this device
>1889-Hoop skirt makers tool
1885 - tachReplyDelete
1890 - Ice groover/saw.
1889 - Ice PlowReplyDelete
1888 is the rear plug from a paintball gun with the knob being the velocity adjuster. The set screw secures the adjustment so it can't be changed on the field.ReplyDelete
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