2246 If you have to pull something on a rope with an eye on the end,
it can be easier if you stick a rod through the eye to use as a handle.
Used as a handle to pull a rope, this tool would keep the rope midway
between the hands.
I'm thinking that this is probably correct but haven't been able to find any
proof. Someone sent me the photo from Europe, not sure if these were also
used in the U.S.
The rest of them were answered correctly this week, the answers for this set
can be seen here:
If anyone is interested there are a number of rope making videos on youtube,
but I didn't really like any of them enough to post one on the site.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always:
2245) Looks like a container for "baking out" some piece of equipment,
while in a vacuum.
The heat is suggested by the metal mesh padding, and the vacuum
by the O-ring sealing the closure of the container, the complex
leverage for locking it closed, and the fitting to left of
center on the front. The fact that the container appears to be
stainless steel supports both the vacuum and the high
2246) This one looks like it is intended to have a line (rope)
belayed to the central cleat and a single individual pulling on
both handles for a really strong pull without being exposed to
the friction burns of the raw hemp rope.
2247) To be honest -- no idea. Perhaps a lever for the brakes
on a wagon? Kind of small, though.
The "clue" doesn't help me.
2248) A pick-up grabber for something -- perhaps trash and debris in
a sewer or something similar?
Looks like squeeze the handles to open the grippers, relase to
2249) Looks like an intermediate piece in a ship's (or smaller
sailboat) rigging -- perhaps for the backstays on a gaff rigged
2250) Rather large bore, which suggests that it is either a flare gun
(though those which I have seen have been more of a pistol
style), or for heaving the end of a line to another ship.
Now off to see what others have suggested.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.