Thursday, December 22, 2011

Set 420

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2431. 1-1/2" long:

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2432. About 12" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2433. 9-1/2" long:

2434. 7-1/2" long:

2435. 16" long:

2436. Around 5" diameter:


2431. A woodworker's gauge for marking dovetails on a piece of wood:

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2432. A Yankee Cork Press, for compressing corks to the proper size to fit into a bottle, patent number 602,839:

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2433. An egg cracker, it's placed over an egg and the ball is dropped to crack it:

2434. A can opener, the point is pushed into the center of the lid, the tool is then pivoted down so it's parallel to the top of the can, the round blade is moved to position it at the can rim, downward pressure will now puncture the can at the rim, continued puncturing in this manner will open the can.

2435. This tool was most likely used to form light gauge sheet metal, possibly for crimping a seam when doing roofing work or bending sheet metal to make a particular shape.

2436. Someone sent this item in, at first we thought it was a salesman's sample tire, turns out that it's actually a Firestone ashtray that's missing its glass or metal tray.

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  1. 2433 an egg opener
    2436 a wheel from the manufacturer "Firestone"
    2431 a frame hanger?
    2432 no comment
    the others no idea..


  2. 2436. Solid rubber tire to be hammered onto a wagon wheel, should you wish to ride into town where the streets are paved with cobblestones.

  3. 2431 Dovetail gauge.

  4. 2432 - Could be a Cork Compressor
    2434 - Can Opener

  5. 2435 - Sanding block that takes belts?

  6. 2434- deburring tool
    2435- sheetmetal flanger
    2436- grocery cart tire

  7. Set 4-2-0?

    2431. Pot key.

    2432. Roach roller.

    2433. Stash compactor.

    2434. Pipe reamer.

    2435. Paper folder.

    2436. Bong anti-vibration collar.


  8. Strong rubberized fatigue to become destroyed on to the truck steering wheel, if you want to trip in to city in which the roads tend to be made along with cobblestones.

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