Nothing but guesses...
1735 Part of a sextant.
1737 Industrial mixer whisk.
1738 Wine bottle pourer. (Though it looks too "industrial" to be acceptable
to a wine aficionado.)
1739 Either a mouse trap or a laboratory mouse holder/feeder.
1740 Tattoo needle actuator. Fancy vibrator to push the needle(s)in and
out quickly. It is so fancy because of the need to clean it. Cylinder in
the top center pushes the needle(s). Screw adjust at top left of first
picture sets rate.
Yeah, that was my guess. Doesn't look like any sextant I've ever used, but
what else could it be with a angle scale going to 120 degrees and a
magnifying glass to read it? I can't quite read it, but I'm assuming the
lower swing arm has a vernier scale on it. The two winding key shafts on
the left make me think it might be some sort of aviation model, where
you're winding up the averaging mechanism. No clue about the teeth cut
into the bottom rim.
Oh, duh, I just scrolled down and saw the second picture. That clinches
it. I was wondering where the optics were hiding! I still don't get the
gear teeth on the bottom.
1735 - Pocket Sextant?
1736 - Fingernail pullers.
1737 - Mixing attachment for commercial mixer in bakery.
1738 - Bread Flipper.
1739 - Pill cutter. Cuts pills in half. Some have more than one insert.
1740 - Some sort of winder.
1735 - Appears to be clockwork driven (from the square winding key
posts). Maybe this was a puller for a strip of paper for a recording
telegraph or ticker-tape machine (or other strip recorder device)?
1736 - I've no idea what these pliers are for, but the bottom one is
much cooler looking than the top one. They do appear to have a trimming
blade of some sort.
1737 - An easy one for me--a wire whip from a commercial kitchen mixer,
maybe one of about 40 or 50 quart capacity. I have a very similar (but
much smaller) whip for my non-commercial KitchenAid mixer--which uses
the same style of locking hub, even.
1738 - A rack for holding (and permitting to rock)...ummm...maybe a
clothes iron while it cools?
1739 - A pill box with built-in pill divider/cutter for creating half
1740 - An electric buzzer (or possibly bell that's lacking the hammer
and bell proper), probably used as a doorbell or fire alarm sounder.
Now to read other guesses...
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1735: Perhaps for star-sighting/stellar navigation?
1736: Another typewriter tool?
1737: Eggbeater mixer blade
1738: Shoe stand
1739: Pill cutter
1740: Part of it appears to be a solenoid, don't know about the rest
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Posting (really late) from rec.crafts.metalworking as always:
1735) This has to be a pocket sextant -- for measuring the latitude
and longitude. (The latter also need a truly accurate clock
and a current table of star locations.
1736) The upper one almost looks like a tool for seating rivets in
leather. Not at all sure about the lower one.
1737) Looks like a head to go on a flexible shaft for cleaning out
tubing or pipe. It does not have the sharpened edges for
cutting roots that a roto-rooter would have, so perhaps it is
for getting rid of soot from flues in a locomotive boiler?
1738) To hold a flask of liquid -- probably alcoholic beverage, and
to allow controlled tilting to pour from said flask.
1739) A device for splitting pills -- to reduce the cost of some
prescription medicines, which tend to charge by the pill rather
than by the number of milligrams of active ingredient.
1740) Looks like a device to make a mark on a moving chart under
control of an electrical signal. Given a paper tape moving at
the right speed, it could record Morse code -- and may have been
for precisely that.
Now to see what others have suggested as answers.
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