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2395. 6" long, an unidentified device, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2396. Sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the exact purpose for this tool:
2397. 16" long, the small part can pivot:
2398. 14" long:
2399. Submitted by someone who would like to find the purpose for this stand:
2400. 4" diameter:
2395. Haven't been able to verify any of the guesses for this tool, a lot of people have suggested that it's for crimping metal ductwork or some other material, but the gears are so close together a piece of paper could barely be forced through them.
2396. The most popular guess for this tool is that it's a shingler's hammer, others thought it might be for use on crates:
2397. A tool for opening train windows:
2398. A Brower egg grader/scale, an egg was rolled down the ramp and was graded by its weight which was indicated by the three differently counterbalanced rails.
2399. No answer yet for this item:
2400. "The Magdeburg Hemispheres are a pair of large copper hemispheres with mating rims. When the rims were sealed with grease and the air was pumped out, the sphere contained a vacuum and could not be pulled apart by teams of horses."
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2397, a kind of lifing fulcrum.ReplyDelete
2398, a standard checkweigher, i.e. an automated sorting scale (presumably for eggs or such round rollable items)
2400, a set of "Magdeburg hemispheres"
2395 - for putting a rippled edge on tin sheet or tube.ReplyDelete
2396 - Shingle hammer.
2399 - Billiard ball stand.
2395 - Pie rim rippler. Creates that fine ripple on the edge of a pie that we all love this time of year on our pumpkin pie!!ReplyDelete
2396 framer's hatchetReplyDelete
2397 some sort of pry bar
2398:--hmm, I bet you're right about the checkwiegher. For lottery or bingo balls?ReplyDelete
2399 reminds me of a pipe tobacco stand though I cant find any pictures of one I just have a vague memory of my grandfathers...ReplyDelete
I think #2395 is a ribbon pleater. Used at the department store gift wrapping counter to finish off the ends of the ribbon used to tie the package.ReplyDelete
Not 100% sure, though.
2399 could be an umbrella stand.ReplyDelete
2398 we have a machine that will do 5000 eggs per hour using the same principlesReplyDelete
2399 pool cue rack saw one on antiques road show very much like thisReplyDelete
2399 is obviously a decorative stand that would serve as a rack for any kind of long skinny object that people might come in with: canes, walking sticks, umbrellas or parasols (if collapsed), or anything along those lines. It would typically be placed near the entrance (front door of a house, main doorway of a sitting room where one entertains guests, front door of an office or waiting room, etc. -- same sort of place you would've put a hat rack a few decades earlier) so that people could stick things in it when they come in and pick them back up again when they leave.ReplyDelete
I suppose you could also use it for sporting equipment like pool queues and whatnot if you put it in the den or basement or garage, but its decorative shape belies that as its original intended purpose. This was clearly intended to be placed where guests would see it; ergo, it's a rack for things guests carry in.
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