3226 - A ballot box?
3228 - A trowel used for spreading a measured layer of adhesive over
a flat surface, e.g. for tiling a floor. Each notch leaves a
consistently sized triangular ridge of adhesive, and then the
ridges are flattened into a smooth layer as the tiles are laid.
Mark Brader | "I've just checked my dictionary, though, and it does
firstname.lastname@example.org | not agree with me, which just goes to show how wrong
3225 is a mainspring compressor for an old weapon (like a musket or trapdoor
springfield) with a long vee shaped mainspring.
It allows you to disassemble the weapon without risking breakage of this
Paul K. Dickman
I can't know for sure, but I'll bet 3223 is a crank for turning an engine
slightly when trying to insert a tranny shaft into the clutch spline.
Looks like it goes in where the starter would, and allows you to just
'tweak' the engine to a new position. It's probably for a _specific_
engine, so was likely a 'factory' tool.
On 3/07/2014 10:17 PM, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh wrote:
I concur with this , I had a similar tool for hand cranking diesel
engines around to the timing marks when adjusting valves and doing tune
I fits in the fly wheel housing and engages with the gear teeth on the
fly wheel . Caterpillar engines usually have an opening on left and
right sides of the fly wheel housing where the starter goes , these
tools go in the starter mount thats not being used by the starter
I was thinking the same thing , but I suspect the round part goes in one
of the bell housing bolt holes from the tranny side . Could be as you say
used to turn the crankshaft , but for instance to set each crank throw in
position to bolt on the con rod caps .
Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
3223) A tool for fine adjusting of something which has a ring gear
on the outside for that purpose. The projecting part is placed
into a hole adjacent to the gear, and pushed down until the
pinion gear on the tool engages the ring gear, and then the
lever is used to rotate that object.
There appears to be a ball detent to hold it in place suggesting
that it is used either horizontally or with the projecting part
Exactly what it is used to adjust is hard to say without knowing
where it came from. :-)
3224) A micrometer for measuring the diameter of a hole through a
round shaft. The V's are placed on the shaft, with the cone
projecting into the hole, with the thimble turned until the cone
contacts the hole firmly on all sides. Then the reading it
taken from the thimble of the micrometer -- and perhaps also
from graduations on the rod (if any) sticking out the other end.
3225) A tool either for bending a small flat spring, or for compressing
it to ease installation into whatever it goes in.
3226) A naval mine from (I think) the civil war period, based on the
sparsity of stars on the flags. None are shown completely, so I
can't be sure how many are present.
3227) Not really sure what it is -- but the ventilated handle
suggests that it is used to deal with hot objects. Perhaps for
smoothing down a hot-glue joint?
3228) This looks like it is intended for spreading a fairly viscous
glue to form into a number of parallel beads which will then
spread out and join when the other piece is placed on top of the
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
is amicrometer for measuring groove or key way depth in round bars or
The base of the micrometer has a vee groove to center it on a round part .
3226 a civil war floating mine made from a powder barrel
I was also thinking that this tool was for lifting or levering something, but it
seems home made based on the weld and the lower bolt looking like it would
interfere with getting a good grip on the handle.
So far I only have three answers for this set:
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