Thursday, November 17, 2011

Set 415

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2401. 27" long:

2402. 29" tall:

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2403. 12" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose for this tool:

Text on it reads "Expan. S. C. Co. Yonkers, N.Y. Pat. Apr 30, 1929," every patent for the date has been checked but none are a good match:

2404. 28" long:

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2405. The base is 4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

2406. 8" long:


2401. A brake actuating mechanism for a train, patent number 578,573, text on it reads "Lindstrom Lever Handle, The Dayton Mfg. Co., Dayton, Ohio."

2402. A liquor cabinet, the slotted holes are for glasses and the other holes are for bottles:

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2403. A clamp for joining two posts end to end when making scaffolding, patent number 1,710,842:

2404. A brush clearing ax, it was used like a machete:

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2405. A snail inkwell with a pen rack on the top:

2406. A cork puller:

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  1. 2404 looks like a saw for cutting branches of trees...

    I don't have a clear idea for the other things...


  2. 2401 Brake lever from a railroad passenger car.

  3. 2405 Ink well and stand.

  4. 2404 A Swedish clearing axe.,45794&ap=1

  5. 2404 is a brush cutter sold by Sears. The blade is replaceable. Used by swinging like a machete. I have one in my garage.

  6. 2402 is a liquor cabinet.

  7. I think that the cork puller is for a champagne bottle.

  8. 2404 as stated, is a brush axe. But they are also used in salmon hatcheries to kill and bleed out adult fish during manual spawning. It severs the spine and arteries just behind the head, without completely decapitating the fish.