What is it? Set 303

Just added a new set on the web site:
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1730 part of the contact block for a 3 phase motor starter
1731 bush hog stump jumper and blades
1732 craniotomy pliers
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1729: All purpose crime tool. The spike for stabbing and vandalism, the other side as a car opening tool (also works on beer). Not really very ergonomic, but it was designed by a guy in prison...
1730: Terminal block for a set of three brushes, used to transfer power to something rotating.
1731: Probably farm equipment
1732: another fence tool
1733: I'd guess some sort of cartographer's tool.
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Rob H. wrote:

1733 looks like an italics accessory for a K&E Leroy lettering template (insert pen/point into pinch hole at left).
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Rob H. wrote:

1729 - One MEAN back-scratcher!
1730 - Not sure, looks like a contact strip from a contactor.
1731 - Large part is the stump jumper section of a bush hog. The levers are the blades. They swing out when in use.
1732 -
1733 -
1734 - Framing straightener?
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wrote:

My guesses -- all purely guesses this time:
1729 - There appears to be an eye in the middle for a (rather slender) handle, which suggests this is a specialized sort of pick or hatchet. Is it possibly a tool for working with roofing slates?
1730 - I'd guess this is a brush part of a rotary electrical contact, for making a connection to something that rotates on a shaft. From the size, it's a fairly heavy-duty one, and may be from something along the lines of an amusement ride.
1731 - Part of a widowmaker lawn mower?
1732 - Some specialized tool for working with round things; I rather fancy it may be used to manipulate large electrical distribution wires around insulators or connectors.
1733 - Some sort of a gauge for measuring or laying out angles or slopes, maybe of guy wires for transmission towers and the like?
1734 - Wire fence stretcher or tightener?
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Yes, this is exactly right.
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1733 is the scriber used in a Leroy lettering set. It is the only one that I have seen that is adjustable. You can adjust the height of the letters as well as the slope. The rapidograph pen is inserted in the hole on the far left side and the point in the bottom center of the photo traces the letter that is cut into a flat plastic stencil. These were used as standard drafting tools several years ago.
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"Rob H." wrote

1729 blade of an ice axe? 1730 remindes me of old relay contacts 1731 Catapiler air intake??? 1732 clamp to pull beakers out of a furnace? 1733 some kind of drafting tool??? 1734 no idea
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    Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1279)    Hmm ... is there a hole in the center for a handle? Or some     kind of ridge to allow a handle to wrap around it and hold     position? If so, I would think that this might be a tool used     by firefighers for breaking into wood structures.
1280)    This looks like a connector for some kind of object which     slides under it. It makes connection for three wires to the     object, whatever it is.
1281)    For wrapping a hose around to keep it stored conveniently?
    Another view or two might be quite helpful.
1282)    Tool for gripping something round to remove it or to install     it -- and other parts of the shape may be determined from the     part at the other end of one handle. But I don't think that     I've ever seen something which fits it.
1283)    A rather specialized drawing tool. The slit gong through     the small round hole looks about right for holding the pens used     in lettering sets. The engraved lines act as some form of     calculator to aid drawing something -- perhaps artillery     related?
1284)    For rotating something made of wood which is otherwise     difficult to grip.
    Now to see what others have suggested.
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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