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2431. 1-1/2" long:
2432. About 12" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
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:
2432. A Yankee Cork Press, for compressing corks to the proper size to fit into a bottle, patent number 602,839:
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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