989. Time clock keys
990. Animal restraint device (?!)
991. Gas light and valve tester - probably a good thing it's
992. Back side of a lock mechanism
993. Scratch beader
994. Replaceable hammer tip
989, power keys, removable switching for machines, often used on
990, flow and return hose crush?
991, drip oilers, still use them at the Uni on very high speed mini-drills.
992, top part of coin-mech.
At last, a couple of things I can identify -
990: 'Bagno' style handcuff restraint - Italian
991: Although the caption says that these are all the same device in
different configurations, some are oilers, some are grease cups and
others are priming valves and poppet valves found on piston type engines
- steam, gasoline, diesel, etc.
992: rear view of a 'roll down' style coin acceptor used in vending and
Thanks! I updated the answer page a few minutes ago. I did some searching
on "meter vault cover key" as suggested by Gary, but I didn't find anything.
Two links have been added to the answer page, the one you posted and this
990 is a set of handcuffs. You stick the hands of the person to be
restrained through the holes, use the wing nut to tighten the cuffs so that
the hands cannot be removed and then use a padlock to lock the wing nut so
it will not rotate.
991 A collection of lubricators. Probably a display board of them. Some look
like they may be displacement types, the glass ones are probably all drip
feed types. There are also some priming cups as used on early SI engines.
992 looks like a coin lock from a vending machine.
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Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as usual:
989a-b) Given the lack of precision or any real machining
on the castings, I doubt that these ever fit locks.
And given the small hole drilled near the end of the handle end
on both, I think that they were either hung on lines as weights,
or hung on nails on the wall as decorations.
990) Some kind of furniture clamp, I think, though a view from
the side would help.
991) A collection of drip oilers for various styles of machine tools
and (probably) stationary steam engines.
The second set has some things which look like valves to feed
water or steam to various places -- including to steam whistles.
992) This looks like part of the coin accept/reject mechanism from a
993a-b) Special shaving planes to produce decorative trim or edges to
tabletops and the like.
The first one looks as though it could be used on moulding as
well -- fed through the hole which best fits it.
994) Looks like some kind of replaceable bit to go into perhaps
a jackhammer or something similar.
Now it is time to see what others have guessed.
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989: The second one, except for it's incredible lack of security, looks
like it could be a safety deposit box key; the handle would be provided for
sliding the box out.
991: Gas lanterns, gas valves
993: cable cutters?
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