1789: Divider, used for marking equal widths across a board. The
device can split a width into anything from 2 to 10 equal pieces.
1790: A nutcracker, for really tough nuts? Ok, this may not have been
the generally intended use for the pictured hardware.
1791: Curling stone in a wooden box.
1792: The back of a bus or train seat, showing a holder for schedules.
1793: Ice fishing apparatus (a trap or tip up?) designed to trip when
a fish hits your line.
1791 is definitely a curling stone, although and an old one with a metal
goose-neck handle. Should have a leather washer between the handle base and
the stone, sometimes a coloured identifying collar (green for leads, yellow
for second, red for vice, blue for skip depending on the club).
Newer style has a one piece plastic handle.
Amazing how many people recognize this lesser known sports equipment.
1789) This is for equal spacing for holes for rivets used to join
metalwork when making aircraft. You place marks for the end two
rivet holes, and then stretch it so the desired number of rivet
holes is represented by the proper number of points, and drag it
through layout die to set where to drill the holes. (Actually a
tool which I would like to own. :-)
1790) Either a sheet metal shear, or a machine to punch a set number
of holes. Nice and rigid, in any case.
It looks as though it is also set up to punch individual holes
using the hook-shaped part on the left in the photo.
1791) A curling stone. Probably from Canada.
1792) Weird. Sort of like a frog for a sword scabbard.
Sort of like a protective edge for a hatchet or axe
Sort of like something to be gripped and the edge pounded into
Not really sure. It is hard to tell which part is metal and
which is leather, given the coloration of both, though some
decorative and protective metal is obviousl
1793) This looks to me like a riot shield with what looks like an
electronic flash mounted to it -- which suggests perhaps a
camera on the other edge.
Not sure how many people would have seen these -- other than in
1794) Another strange beastie.
If the lever were not so skinny, I would think that it is a
lever operated punch, but this does not look solid enough for
that, so perhaps it is something which is tripped to pop up a
warning flag on the end of the long whip like lever. Perhaps
tripped by a wire, or a shot when used on a target range, or
Now to see what others have suggested.
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