2095 could be an early Theodolite piece
2096 looks like part of a drill which you lean into with your chest or hand
for more pressure
2098: section of a wheel balancer unit
2099: is part of my Grandfathers whiskey still
2100: is a pair of fencing pliers/cutters/hammer/axe
I used to own one. It's for automobile wheels. Look at the top plate: there
are numerous circles designated with letters A-M, I think, each letter
appearing in three circles. The device came with three cones, each having a
short peg on the other end, which fit in the holes in the centers of the
labelled circles. The instruction manual showed which circles to put the cones
in, depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle (or the number and
spacing of the lugs), in order to center the wheel on the top plate by placing
the mounting holes over the cones.
There's a bubble level in the center. The three bolts in the base permit
adjusting the unit perfectly level before placing a wheel on it; an unbalanced
wheel obviously causes the bubble to move off-center.
Thanks for the information on the balancer, this is the first one of this
type that I have seen.
Four of the six have answered correctly this week, still not sure about the
German measuring device and the second last item, a couple of new photos
have been posted with the answers for this set:
I think it could be used for laying stone steps. The end flat part would
rest on lower step and the adjustable part would be set to the height of the
step. Then it would be laid on top of the step with adjustable part standing
up and the end flat piece against the front edge. To measure the depth of
the step by using the marks on the strait edge for the next step.
If so -- the steps would be rather shallow. 100mm is only 3.937
inches. Not serious steps if that small -- but perhaps ones which one
can flow up without breaking stride for some ceremonial purpose. But a
tool like that would certainly be made to have a range more suitable to
the extremes of step sizes.
Whatever you have. There are plastic cone shaped pins that fit into the
holes. The are set so that they fall into the holes on the wheel. You
use the letters to ensure that they are all in the same ones to center
I have one just like that in the shop. Actually works pretty well.
The three bolts in the base allow you to adjust it so it sits level.
2095. Some kind of photography exposure meter or maybe sound level meter.
2097. Something about the shape of this and the obvious soft rubber material
reminded me of an adaptor I once had to push connect a hose pipe or shower
pipe over a tap (faucet). After a bit of inspired Googling I came up with
the Tapi Drinking Fountain Faucet adapator.
What will they think of next?
2098. Pro-Mark seem to make drumming equipment but god knows what this thing
2100. Fencing or general woodworking pliers. Pincers, hammer, axe head and
screwdriver all in one tool.
2096. The only reference I can find is to pattern makers tooling for casting
moulds. This looks like it could be used to set the depth of casting sand in
a sand box to a given height below the top edge. However it's certainly a
depth gauge of some kind if not in that industry.
Yes, but I don't know exactly what it was supposed to measure. The owners
description of it:
...pictures of a tool I bought several years ago at a flea market in
Germany. The only information I could find was that Wagner was a foundry in
the town of Stekborn (or Steckborn) in Switzerland.The scale on the tool is
in mm from 0 to 100. The tool is correctly assembled - if the head on
left-hand side in the photographs is turned through 180 degrees, it does
look more like a caliper for measuring, but in this case the scale does not
start at zero.
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