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2485. 5" long:
2486. Around 8-1/2" long:
2487. About 8" long:
2488. 7" long:
2489. 3-1/4" long, two separate items, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2490. 18" long:
2485. A Clarkstan Phono Needle Gauge, used to measure the weight of a phonograph arm and needle:
In use, a needle was placed in one of the two holes seen below on the right end of the indicator:
2486. This tool is some type of roller, the owner of it saw a similar one displayed in a museum with a number of slate roof tools, if they are correct that it belongs with the roofing tools then it was probably used on copper sheets.
2487. A phonograph arm and needle, it was found at an auction in the same box as the Clarkstan needle gauge:
2488. A chef's tool that is used for preparing fish, these photos were sent in from Europe and the instructions for it are written in German:
2489. These are long-knives for use in cockfights, they were attached to the legs of battle cocks and used as weapons:
2490. A Globe Register Co. recording till/receipt dispenser for use in a general store, patent number 729,943:
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2485 is a scale (possibly for 2487?)ReplyDelete
2486 may be a press roller for wallpaper
2487 seems to be the arm of a grammophone, sorry phonograph..
2488 reminds me of a kitchen tool..
spurs for a cock fightReplyDelete
2485. Battery tester?ReplyDelete
2486. Press roller for wallpaper or maybe sheet metal?
2487. Definitely phonograph arm
2488. Tool for fishermen for removing hooks and scaling fish.
2489. Tiny scythes? (For moss maybe?)
2490. Cage for homing pigeons.
Correction: 2489 are tiny scythes for harvesting mold for penicilin extraction :)Delete
Someone already guessed the sameReplyDelete
2487 phonograph needle and arm
2489 cock fighting spurs