2133 Looks like it made from copper and tinned on the inside for use for
food cooking or . maybe is a pot that you fill with water and place on
the stove and boil the water and use it to heat other pots , the
different rings are for different sized pots to sit on.
Or could be a steamer if the oer pots have holes in the bottoms.
2134 sealing wax container with finger ring
"I'm not young enough to know everything."
2132. The first type of handle allows the user to saw things like
floorboards situated below him and for the entire blade length to go into
the board and cut through any tangs. The conventional handle is designed for
normal sawing with the user standing and the saw held at elbow level.
2136. I suspect these might be templates for copy lathes.
I can pretty much promise you that carpenters (at least self respecting
ones) don't use saw handles to measure out angles on wood with. Many saw
handles have what looks like a 90 and 45 degree angle on them but that
really isn't the main point.
If the hand hole in a saw handle is at 35 to 45 (ish) degrees to the blade
then that's a floorboard or flooring saw.
If the hand hole is closer to perpendicular to the blade then that's yer
general duty crosscut and ripping handsaw.
Don't think you really saw what the angle really was ,
The shape of the handle hole is the same in both of your photos, just the
angle of the saw is different
Whether it be a cross-cut or a back saw, the cut depends on the shape, set
and number of the teeth
not the position of where the hole is in the handle.
Different number and set of teeth for different jobs.
The angle of the handle is also for ease of use to obtain the closest angle
of preferred cut
If you saw me use a saw and tried to tell me how to use a saw, it would be a
I think it's quite likely that the manufacturer wanted to cut costs and
decided on a cheaper to make handle. The angles were so they could
advertise it as "new and improved" to camouflage the real reason for
That seems to be a bit of circular logic. If the purpose was merely to
make a cheaper handle, then there would be no reason to make the
angles 90 and 45 degrees. Those had to be purposefully engineered in,
which means the 'cheaper' aspect was actually a hidden benefit, not a
primary one. And the angles were the primary purpose, not a
In any case, its a clever idea but I wonder how useful it was.
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