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2773. Approximately 20" diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:
2774. 50" tall:
2775. 48" long:
2776. 6" long, sent in by a visitor who would like to identify this item, it was filled with sand, possibly a lions head next to the ax:
2777. Around 2-1/4" diameter:
2778. Send in by someone who would like to find the exact purpose of this wrench:
2773. This is a lantern shield, it was in use during the Italian Renaissance (15th and 16th century Italy). Its defining feature is a small circular shield with a hook on the back from which to hang a lantern, its light shining through the hole was intended to blind the opponent at night or in duels fought at dawn.
2774. A case for transporting golf clubs:
2775. A wrench for shutting off a water main:
2776. This is a traditional Roman symbol called a Fasces, it symbolized the power and authority of magistrates, and suggested strength through unity; a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is very difficult to break. It was used as a symbol of the Roman Republic in many circumstances, including being carried in processions, much the way a flag might be carried today. It can also be found on the tail side of a Mercury dime.
2777. A Beuscher pipe cleaner, patent number 3,387,614:
2778. An automotive Thorsen 302 distributor wrench, both ends are 5/8":
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2778 Bleeder wrench.(Brakes)ReplyDelete
Older drum brake cars had some hard to get to bleeder screws, probably 5/16 on one end, 1/4 or 3/8 on the other.
I think this is correct, thanks.Delete
Turns out that both ends are 5/8", so it's too large for a bleeder wrenchDelete
for 2776 check:ReplyDelete
Don't know why ther is sand in it...
Thanks for the link, I would guess the sand is just to add weight.Delete
looks like a travelling case for rifles...
2775. Long wrench for turning valves in a deep recess, such as municipal water shutoff valves.ReplyDelete
The first one looks like the lantern shield form the Colleciton of Arms and Armour in the „Kunsthistorisches Museum“ of Vienna in Austria...ReplyDelete
2773 - Knights shieldReplyDelete
2774 - Travel case for golf clubs
2775 - Used to turn shut off valves
Maybe contact Thorsen tool (http://www.thorsentoolco.com/contactus.html) for info on the wrench?ReplyDelete
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Good idea, I just sent them an email and will post their reply when I get it.Delete
Since it's 5/8" on both ends it looks like a specialty wrench used on distributor hold down clamp bolts on GM engines. It was used to get at hard to reach bolts under the distributor to set the ignition timing.
I think GM distributor wrenches are 9/16, and have more offset to get under the distributor.ReplyDelete
2778 absolutely a GM distributor wrench.ReplyDelete
Is the sand in the fasces possibly for use as an oil torch?ReplyDelete