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3055. 5-5/8" tall:
3057. 1-3/8" long:
3058. 8" long:
3059. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the purpose of this tool:
3060. 20" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.
3055. This is a telephone magneto, it was used to signal the operator or another party when you wanted to make a call.
starting as a means of signaling the operator that you wanted to make a call.
3056. A Craftsman sharpening jig for bench grinders:
3057. A collet from a Koh-I-Noor pencil, patent number 2,801,613:
3058. A corn sheller and general purpose scraper, patent number 790,228:
3059. No answer yet for this device:
3060. This is an apple parer, corer, and slicer, patent number 122,553:
Larger images for some of these devices can be seen here.
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Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post.
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