2528: some kind of seaming or caulking tool.
2531: resembles a portable scale I saw long ago (Brownells, or maybe
Edmund Scientific?). Turn the knob for balance and add the dial to the
external mark value for total. Maybe for weighing powder or bullets?
2532: expanding mandrel of some kind. For square or octagonal hole..?
2527. "smudge pot" for heating fruit fields to prevent freezing.
2531. scales (weight measuring device). found this on ebay:
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I suspect you're right, although my father had something very similar,
complete with safety cage, to keep the garage (and so the car) slightly
warmer overnight and so make the car easier to start in the morning.
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2528 - Guessing: Missing a wooden handle, which the pointy end sticks into? In
upholstery, a decorative tack spacer... or could be used for any tack/nail
spacing for any domestic/decorative trim application.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2527) Perhaps a "smudge pot" -- designed to coat fruit trees with
a layer of soot to protect from a deep freeze.
2528) Chisel for grooving stone to break on a specific line.
2529) The handle looks like that on fairly nice carving knife,
fork, and sharpener sets. Perhaps designed to hold something
like a roast, turkey or a ham at a more convenient angle for
carving and serving. (The spikes are for embedding in the meat.
If they were not sharp, I would suggest that they were to rest a
serving platter on at an angle.
2530) Turret for holding something clipped in the black things for
cleaning or spray painting from multiple angles.
I expect the turret to slowly rotate while the workpieces in the
holders are rotated on the arms to present various sides.
It might help if there were close-ups of the holders to guess
what was to be mounted in the holders.
If it ran fairly fast, it might be for drying instead of
cleaning or painting the workpieces.
2531) Some form of dispenser of a dry measure of something (perhaps
gunpowder) -- the amount set by the lines on the half-cylinder
and around the piston on the screw.
At a guess, the larger cylinder is rotated by a motor to scoop
up the powder, and then turns upside down to dispense it --
except that I'm not sure how it prevents more from being scooped
on the other side of the piston.
Hmmm ... with a weight on the hook, it might turn to a smaller
or larger setting with each dump.
2532) The handle looks to be for convenience in moving it.
My guess here is that it fits with the hole in the end over a
rotating projection which fits it well, and the combination of
slots produces a very short flash and a somewhat longer flash as
it rotates between a light source and a detector. But I would
really expect it to be coated with a flat black finish to
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
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