Let's see here...
1185 -- fishpole holder for a fishing boat? It could be lots of things;
it may be helpful to see the other end of the large tube part and the
mounting brackets a little more closely if there's anything unordinary
1186 -- Maybe a winding key for some clockwork mechanism?
1187 -- This is an atomizer/sprayer; blowing or pumping air through the
tube on the top (from the funnel end to the pointy end) will cause
whatever liquid is in the lower part to be sucked up the tube there and
sprayed in a fine mist. I've no positive idea what liquid would be
sprayed with this particular unit; perhaps sizing when doing guilding?
The funnel end of the blow tube looks rather like it's meant to be mouth
blown, which (combined with the lack of any heat-resistant handle)
suggests the contents didn't need to be heated.
1188 -- Tool for manipulating/replacing shoe heels, maybe?
1189 -- This is a hand adz of some species. It looks insufficiently
curved in cutting profile to be a gutter adz (and I'd expect a bit
longer handle), and too much so for most coopering work, so I'm guessing
it may be used to hollow out the seats of wooden chairs or some similar
1190 -- This may have been used by the original native peoples of the
area to sharpen stone cutting implements.
Now to read other guesses...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
O.K. Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as usual. And slrn
keeps tweaking me about setting the cross-posting back to only one
newsgroup -- but I'm not sure *which* would be the best newsgroup, so I
fight the newsreader and keep it fully cross-posted. :-)
1185) Hmm ... two^H^H^Hthree possibilities come to my mind:
1) mount for a flag on the side of a house.
2) holder for flowers against a wall.
3) Buggy-whip holder.
And now I think that (3) is the right choice.
1186) Some sort of low-security key which opens an access plate
and lifts it clear. Not very heavy. Certainly nothing as heavy
as a manhole cover.
1187) This looks to be a vessel for generating steam (given what
appear to be the letters 'O' and 'L' on the lid (open and lock),
which suggests that it is intended to take pressure. I suspect
that a pressure relief valve -- and perhaps a steam line as
well) went in the now empty hole.
The skinny upright behind the small end of the horn appears to
be fashioned to blow a stream of steam across the open end of
the horn -- making it into a whistle. Perhaps we could think of
this as a whistling teakettle on steroids -- except that there
appears to be no place to pour the hot water out, and no
insulated grip to allow lifting it without burning your hand.
But -- the discoloration of the bottom does suggest that it has
been exposed to flames many times.
I guess that it could have been fed compressed air or steam
through whatever was in the hole, and served as horn, perhaps on
a railroad train?
1188) This looks like a rather nice jar lid remover -- for a fairly
narrow range of lid sizes.
1189) A rather specialized hammer and shovel -- perhaps for
1190) I think that this was a counterweight for something like
lifting a bucket of water from a well or a stream. The bucket
is on one end of a pole, the counterweight on the other end,
with the two spaced from the pivot point perhaps so a half-full
bucket of water is balanced by the counterweight. This would
reduce the effort needed to lift the bucket and swing the pole
to dump it where it is needed.
Now to see what others have guessed -- or truly identified.
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