They are definitely tube shields/retainers for miniature 7 and 9 pin tubes
and are made of steel. They attach with a bayonet mounting at the bottom and
have springs in the top to press the tube down and pull the shield up. No
one mentioned the dark corrugated pieces which fit between the tube and the
shield in some cases to help conduct heat from the tube to the shield.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1477) Looks like a flare (Very (sp?)) pistol.
1478) Looks like a guide to cut a notch in a leather washer. Not
sure why, however.
1479) Shields for 7-pin and 9-pin miniature vacuum tubes.
They bayonet onto cylindrical projections from the tube socket,
or held to the chassis by the same rivets which mount the
This is the only one this week which I am sure of the answer,
and 1477 I think that I am right about.
1480) Perhaps a butcher's rack for working on a carcass?
1481) A bit large, but otherwise it reminds me of the "lazy dog"
missiles dropped from bombers at altitude. They simply turned
into gravity-powered bullets on the way down.
The hook above it looks like an afterthought for display
Not sure what function the eye and clip on the back serve.
Perhaps to pull the rip cord on a cargo parachute when it is
1482) Seed display rack?
Now to see what others have said.
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