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and again my silly guesses
1093 for making the inner hole into dφner kebab meat. umh, only joking.
second try ... tool for making holes into tough materials, like leather? for
1095 some kind of self powered kids toy?
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1091 Money. (I think I've seen a reference to this, but count this answer
as a guess.)
1092 Current Transformer Used to measure AC current. Wire with the
current to be measured goes through the hole. AC ammeter connects to the
terminals. Contains a torroidal core with a multi-turn winding connected to
the terminals. Used to keep the ammeter at ground or safe voltage, to avoid
the need of breaking any insulation on the wire, and to get a much smaller
current into the ammeter than is flowing in the wire. This one seems to
be marked as a 50:1 ratio (steps the current down 50:1, would step the
voltage up 50:1, but the ammeter, being low impedance, introduces low back
resistance into the line.
It might work as a degausser, but that is not what it was made for.
1093 Eyelet or grommet installer.
1095 Knife Sharpener.
1091 Cash. Chinese "knife shaped" bronze ingot, used as an early
form of coinage. Almost certainly modern repro.
1092 Current transformer. Stick a power feed of many Amperes through
the central hole and measure a smaller current (maybe 1/100th or
1/50th) from the two terminals on the top. It'll be marked with a
measuring ratio somewhere and a usable frequency range (which I think
I can see)
1093 Patent paper fastener. Lots of these around in that period,
before wire staples came to dominate.
1094 Clip-on hook. A wire is twisted through the four lugs on the RHS
of the 1st picture to hold it in place, then the LHS hangs down to
make a double hook.
1095 Toy. There's a weight and a ratchet or clutch in the middle, so
that you roll it away and then it comes back to you.
I've cast a few of these beasties myself 8-)
I've lately started to take a serious interest in "ancient" Chinese
bronzes. Not because I think they're anything other than modern repro
tat, but because I'm just curious as to their patination technologies.
"Sight reading" chlorides vs. carbonates can be good sport at car-boot
I think you might be headed down the wrong path here. I think it's a
tool used when making fence to wrap VERY tight wraps of fence wire
How it's used. When making fence and starting from a new corner, the
wire is wrapped around a new corner post, and the most efficient
method of attachment is to tie the wire onto itself. Take a length of
wire wrap it around itself once or twice. Take this apparatus and
hold it so the right side is vertical, (rotate the top to the right)
move it so the base of the "U" is touching the wire, then rotate the
top back left. The device will swing on the horizontal wire. Slip
the tail of wire under the hook, and simply rotate the tail (left end)
around the wire. The tail will wrapped wire will be very tight and
I'm not sure about the hooks on the end...ours didn't have them...but
it looks like it would be for leverage when rotating the device....it
was a thumb killer! Number 9 wire does take some effort to twist.
I would love to have one of these...my dad and I used to build about a
few miles of woven wire fence each year...I'd love to be able to do
All I have seen used for this is a piece of 3/16 x 1" about 6" long
with different size holes very near each corner. You thread the wire
through the tightest sliding fit and use the bar to wrap it around the
standing wire. With a little practice, a workman can produce a very
neat wrap in short order. I believe these were given away by the fence
manufacturers at one time.
That depends on the very sharp square corners of the post as
well as the configuration of the wire wrapper. The corners bite into
the wire, making oxygen-free connections (40 of them for a typical
wrap). At one time (and perhaps still), the telephone company (which
used a larger wire and a larger pin and tool) considered a wire-wrapped
connection to be permanent, and a soldered connection to be temporary.
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1091 is a strigil. It was used to scrape oil or sweat from the body,
along with any dirt and dead skin following a bath, exercize or
participation in a sporting event.
1095 appears to be a knife-sharpener, probably sold to housewives to
use in the kitchen.
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