Again, I don't see RH's initial post, but there is no need for a long
diagnostic thread about my problem.
2311 I don't know what these are for, but...
I observed a truck for a "Seamless Gutter" eaves-rain-gutter installer
that formed the rain gutter from a large spool of flat sheet metal,
forming the gutter shape on location. It extruded the gutter onto a
series of horizontal axis rollers placed behind the truck. The
roller-stands looked very much like these.
2312 Spar Torpedo. In the 19th century some courageous naval warriors
in small vessels would attack larger warships with an explosive charge
and contact detonator on the end of a long wooden spar. They hoped that
the spar was long enough for them to survive the blast. Hope is good.
On 8/4/2011 5:47 AM, William Bagwell wrote:
2311 - roller support. Used for a variety of purposes.
2312 - You mean the spar torpedo?
2313 - looks similar to a locking cover for a coin operated machine.
2314 - maybe used in netmaking?
2316 - Looks like a "cherry" used to make a cavity mold.
2311. They are infeed or outfeed rollers for table saws, RASs and the like.
The roller stands some distance from the saw and the ends of the long
item being sawed is supported by the roller as it feeds on or off the
They are also adjustable for height,
2315: has a sharp metal point recessed in the center of the button. An
uncle sold things like this in his magic/hobby/joke shop when I was a
kid. Most of them were brightly colored - the 1960's version of
fluorescent yellow, orange, green, etc. I would expect the color to
have faded to gray or off-white over time.
That uncle also did stage magic under the name "Foo Ling Yu".
2311 are roller stands for holding and feeding wood planks, etc. around the
radial arm saw. I have some. They are from HF.
2315: I remember this one as a kid. Note the tiny hole in the center of the
button. There is a needle under it, so you get stabbed when you press it. I
guess the idea is that you hear you own voice "echo" when you say "OUCH".
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
And posting a little earlier than usual, FWIW.
2311) Supports for wood or other materials at a distance
from the saw or other cutting tool. Rollers allow
the material to be slid forward after a first cut to make the
While these may be set to 36" tall at the moment, they are
adjustable in height to match the saw or the vise or whatever
they are being used with.
The one with the double rollers can be adjusted to a 'V' format
for controlling large diameter long pipes and such.
2312) The copper part is an explosive charge (perhaps called a "mine"
which is on a long wooden pole to allow it to be brought into
contact with another vessel and detonated with less danger to
the ship carrying it.
2313) Protective cover secured by a lock which clips onto three pins
under the "Micky Mouse ears, and chin). I suspect that an older
lock which is easier to pick is normally under this device.
2314) These look like "fid"s -- a tool used by a sailor when splicing
rope. The loop shown on two of these goes over the thumb for
3315) Looks like gag device. Whether it gives something
(mechanically produced) which sounds like "hello", or
perhaps some other sound or insult is not clear to me
as I have never seen one of these.
3316) This looks like a "cherrying" tool -- intended for making
a spherical recess between two pieces of metal -- for making
something like a mold for bullets for smoothbore rifles. This
one looks fairly large -- perhaps 0.500" diameter or a bit
larger, based on the listed length.
Now to see what others have posted.
Correct, it's for making the cavity in a bullet mold.
They've all been correctly identified this week, the answers for this set
can be seen here:
2313 - Looks like some kind of a wheel lock for a 5 lug bolt
pattern though I have no idea what kind of vehicle this would
fit on. Whatever it is would likely be very low speed given the
fact that balance would be a serious problem.
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