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2557. The two smaller ones are about 1" diameter:
2558. 12" long:
2559. 24" long:
2560. Around 9" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2561. 7-3/4" tall, purchased at an estate sale in California by someone who would like to find the purpose of this item:
2562. 8" long:
2557. These are bone ash cupels from the 1800s, found in Cripple Creek, Colorado, they were used as assaying crucibles for silver, as seen in the first illustration on this page.
2558. This is a tool for opening cartons of bottled whiskey, text on it says "Save cartons, Schenley Distillers Corp, N.Y., Open carefully."
2559. A woodworker's panel marking gauge, "used to layout large panels, doors or any line further from the edge than a marking gauge can reach."
2560. This is a fence twisting tool, it's for applying the vertical or stay wires to the lateral wires of a fence, patent number 582,370.
2561. Part of a balero cup and ball type toy from Mexico:
2562. A Blade Buster lawnmower clamp for holding the blade in place while the nut is being removed:
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2559 Carpenter's marking gauge.ReplyDelete
I agree with Blondin, it is for marking panels and the wedge in the sliding head missing.ReplyDelete
As for the others I am stumped
2557. Jeweler's crucible?ReplyDelete
2558. Beer foam scraper?
2559. Woodworker's marking gage.
2562. Laminating clamp?
2561 looks like a downspout accessory -- potentially missing a hanging hook or rope from the concave end, which would collect water from a downspout or identical unit above it, and the lower holes would shoot water first, then the consistent ring of holes would keep up with most rainstorms sending a nice fan pattern all around, and the slit would dump copious amounts down to the next contraption below.ReplyDelete
2562 is, I think, a jig for locking a lawnmower blade in place to sharpen or remove/replace it.ReplyDelete
2561 looks like half of a toy called a balero. The missing half is a handle/stick with a tenon that fits the hole in the bottom. A string connects the middle of the handle to screw eye. The object is to flip up the ball and catch it with the handle.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I think you nailed it.Delete
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