3055 Gotta answer quick... Almost everyone will recognize this. It is
a telephone magneto/generator. Originally used to generate ringing
current in crank phones. Later used as a prank gadget to shock people.
On 12/19/2013 4:53 AM, Rob H. wrote:
That one looks like it wouldn't be that easy to use. Looks like you turn
the crank to peel but then have to push the apple through the
coring/sectioning section. Bet that gets old real quick with the lack of
3055 Yup... we called 'em "worm jumpers", too. Just an old telephone
3056 Knife (and presumably chisel) sharpener jig for a bench grinder.
Blade clamps in the flap, setscrews control depth of cut, flap slides
along the rails.
3057 looks like an expanding collet for a small pin vise or a mechanical
3058 ice chipper/shave?
3059 GOTTA be for hanging a carcass of some sort. They go in a cavity,
they spring out, they LOCK, and they hang and swivel. Gotta be for a
bird... gotta find it!
3060 Yep... appler.
On 2013-12-19, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote:
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I think the latter, though I just posted a suggestion that it is
a collet for a rotary tool like a Dremel or Foredom. But the extra view
which was only in the "larger" page shows the ridges in it, so I now
believe that it was specifically from a drafting pencil, which held
larger diameter "leads" than normal mechanical pencils did. It was
spring loaded, and you pushed the button on the end to allow the "lead"
to slide down so the sharpener could re-point it.
3059 Is an internal thread chaser. If you've got an internal thread
that has chips or dirt in it, you would use it to clean those threads
out with this device prior to screwing something in. You can see the
leaf springs which expand the points outward.
My dad had one for use on his lathe or mill, as I recall.
I think it could be pressed into that service, but it has no resemblance
to any chasers I've ever seen. The points aren't 'points', there is no
handle (it's designed to hang and swivel), and the lock would serve no
purpose in that application.
Rob, I believe that is an adjustable gambrel for hanging birds for
Looking further at the 'works', it appears to be designed to just push into
a cavity, then grip tightly by shoving in the prongs as it's pulled back.
It could be a gambrel... it could be a "Lewis" for lifting hollow blocks of
something fairly soft.
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