I think this is probably correct, someone had brought this to a tool
collector's meeting and a couple people had guessed it was a money pusher
but I haven't been able to prove it. Casinos use a money paddle but they're
not made of metal, you might be right about this one being used for a safe.
2329. Mortising Machines for wood.
2333. Can openers.
2334. Handheld post driver?
2334 is a petrol or diesel powered tamper. once they are started bouncing by
hand, they take in a charge of fuel and air on the lifting stroke and
compress it on the down stroke. At bottom it is ignited and lifts itself
back up to take another stroke.
If you operate one of these all day you will be exhausted at the end of it.
Just a guess:
2331 This may be an electric eye. Perhaps it is a part of an alarm or
door opener. The cylinder contains a lamp and the square hole contains the
light sensitive receiver (or vice versa). The missing lens would either
focus or collimate the light. When used, the light from the lamp would
reflect off of a mirror (e.g., on the other side of a doorway) and shine on
the receiver. When the beam was broken, the electric eye would trigger
(sound an alarm, open a door, etc.).
2329 - Looks like a boring machine used to make the holes for wood
headstocks for livestock.
The left one roughs out the hole and the right one cleans out the
corners so the vertical board will swing freely.
2330 - DVD rental machine carousel
2332 - Looks to be the right size to push money through a slot in a safe
or tellers counter.
2333 - The top one looks like a spool guide for a hand sewing awl.
2334 - gas powered tamping hammer. Basically a single cylinder engine
with a sliding piston instead of a crankshaft.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
An intersting set this time around.
2329) Hmm ... two seemingly unrelated tools, other than that they
both clamp onto the edge of a board of a wide range of
The one to the left is for drilling a hole parallel the sides
but at some setable angle to the vertical into the wood. Perhaps
for the sockets for uprights on a stair rail so the uprights are
The one to the right looks as though it can be used to move the
one to the left a fixed distance, such as to space the holes for
But -- it also may be driving two chisels to make a mortise for
a lock set in a door -- and the first would do the drilling to
make start on this.
The grey painted metal behind appears to be part of the support
of the table and not really a joining part of the other two, so
I will discount it.
2330) Part of a "library" for something. Calculating the height of
the individual sections based on the overall height, this may be
for selecting CDs or DVDs under computer control. Or it may be
for some kind of slide projector.
More detail of the items sliding into the radial slots would
By "library" I mean like a tape library for backing up computer
systems, where the computer can ask for a specific tape to be
put into the drive, prior to making the backup or restoring from
These don't look like tapes, and a bit too rigid for the 5-1/4"
floppies of earlier days.
2331) Maybe an ultrasonic cleaner? (Though I would expect a stainless
steel tank for that.
2332) Two possibilities come to mind.
1) A wedge to drive into the handle of an axe (probably
a double-bitted axe) to keep the head from working loose
and flying to endanger someone nearby.
2) A hull model intended to mount flush to a surface for
studying water flow around it.
2333) Can openers?
Grippers for Mason Jar lids?
2334) A gasoline powered fencepost driver?
It almost looks like a gasoline powered pogo stick which I once
saw, except that I don't see foot rests, just a hand grip, and a
socket for a single side lever. (Or is that an exhaust port?)
It also could be a dirt tamper, again gasoline powered.
I guess that to start it, you switch on the ignition, lift it
and drop it, after which it runs until you hti the lever
sticking out from the gray-painted guard.
Now to send this and see what others have suggested.
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