1501 Let me make a wild guess... You wheel it up to a fence-post. You
clamp it on. You turn the crank to bore 5 holes for fence rails. Yeah...
I know it sounds like the hard way to do it. Yeah... the bottom rail would
be too low.
1502 Strange... If the thing were a splice clamp to join 2 cables, the lips
on the sliding piece are on the wrong side. Perhaps it is used to separate
a pair of cables, with one cable resting on the chevron groove and the other
in the slot in the screw. But... this doesn't account for the shape of the
top of the slider and bottom of the larger piece, which resemble a cable
1505 I'm having trouble visualizing this. The first two pictures seem to be
of the same side, with the point of view moved a little bit down and right.
The third picture seems to be of the bottom. Is there something going on on
the back? I'll make a completely wild guess... A golf-ball vulcanizing
1506 Silly guess... Snow shoe binding.
I wonder along similar lines it it's something to do with paying out, or
twisting in some way, wire fences. But I don't see why it should want
to twist (let alone twist alternate levels in opposite directions).
Is 1504 something as obvious as part of a safety light? The holes look
to large for that.
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The other reply was correct, it is a "split bolt" wire splice. Around
here they seem to be generically referred to by the brand name "Burndy".
guess - inlet suction hose strainer for fire hose?
Cluster bomb bomblet.
not sure on the others...
1502. A "split bolt" for splicing electrical wires. I quoted Burndy
automation for making the part with the female thread almost 20 years
ago. The most interesting part of the project was the fact that the OD
threads are coined (cold formed) in a large high speed press.
1504. A pickup screen for pumping water out of a pond, stream, etc.
Probably for the fire department.
I've heard most of the names people have offered for the
"split-bolt". We always called them "Kearney's" when I was
working in the trade (shrug). I guess whatever name stuck
with us was related to one's local supply house.
1501 - ???
1502 - Cable splice bug. Used to connect electrical cables.
1503 - ???
1504 - 6" suction strainer. With a rocker lug connection. The loop on
the other end is for a rope. That allows it to be tied off to keep it
off the bottom and the sand/silt/dirt out of the pump.
1505 - Probably not correct but it looks like a pipe cleaning pig.
1501 no clue The alternate clamps will alternately open or close as you
crank one direction reverse when you crank the opposite.
1502 Common electrical cable clamp
1503 No idea but I sure wouldn't mind having one for holding rope when
doing rope splices. It would allow you to hold the rope while doing the
actual splice, then you could use it to form the strands back into place
to make it a nice job.
1504 Intake stainer for a fire engine suction hose when used to draw
water from a lake or stream.
Rob H. wrote:
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1501) My first thought about this was that it was for moving
large pieces of plate glass (given the rather unidirectional
arrangement of the wheels), but a closer look at the second
photo suggests that it is used for picking up and moving things
which have vertical posts as part of them -- perhaps a movable
section of fence.
In most cases, it would be used in pairs I think though with a
cast-iron fence it could be used to swing one section around a
pivot formed by the next fencepost.
1502) Very clear (to me) that this is an electrical splice for heavy
gauge wires. The stripped ends of two (or perhaps three) wires
are placed in the slot, and the nut with its traveling clamp
tightened down onto the wires. The herringbone pattern on the
clamp (and most likely also on the inside of the U shape). The
U is held in one wrench, while the nut is tightened by another.
The whole assembly is then wrapped in quite a few layers of
electrical insulating tape and stuffed into a protective box
with the other splices.
1503) These look like Cleco pliers except that I have never seen
any with two sets of bottom grippers of different spacing.
1504) Could this be part of a mine safety lamp? There is a naked
flame inside, and if the mine starts to accumulate flamable
gases, it starts burning on the inside of the cage, hopefully
alerting the miners. The flame can't pass through the small
holes. (Though I really thought that they were made of wire
screening instead of perforated metal. And given the size, I'm
not sure how well this particular item would block the movement
of the flame form the inside to the outside, where you *don't*
I guess that it *could* be part of a wind shield for a heavy
duty microphone -- lined with foam rubber on the inside.
1505) Perhaps a mould to make rubber balls? It looks as though
it unfolds from around whatever it is contained in a rather
thorough manner -- sufficient to allow something moulded in
there to be removed without difficulty.
Or it might be for moulding lead balls -- heavy sinkers?
I can't see whether there is an aperture in part of the darker
areas to pour in whatever.
1506) Looks like something to grip the heel of an old skiing boot,
perhaps for measuring a safety binding prior to installation on
Or perhaps a trigger mechanism for some kind of trap?
1507) ------ Nope ------ no 1507. :-)
Now to see what others have suggested.
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