I suppose it never occurred to you to visit Rob's page on BlogSpot and
simply LOOK at the answers he posts here AND there every single week.
Since you have to look at the clue photos on BlogSpot, I know for a
certainty that you have the link.
Anybody else notice how this thread is no longer about "What is it?" but
is now about "Pity Poor Chris" ? Y'all have played right into his plans and
given him just what he wants - attention . You should be ashamed of
Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
3235) This looks like an interesting variant on a measuring
I think that it is for an inner measurement, between the spur
added to the bottom right-hand corner (as photographed) and the
projection on the slider with the window. Actually, there is a
second point on that spur from which outside dimensions could be
Measurement is taken by the intersection of the edge of the
window and the slanted line. Each (numbered) slanted line
covers a range of fifteen of whatever the unit of measurement is,
and where it crosses the edge of the window determines which
value (between 1 and 15) to add to it.
The smaller slider with the pointer is for similar measurements
(bidirectional, based on the scale).
I am curios to know what units it is actually measuring in, given
fifteen marked divisions, plus an implied zero at the top of the
window, and a scale from 1 to 8 (again with an implied zero), but
I' n to quite sure how the needle is coupled to motion of the
Perhaps it measures by pushing down the brass knob, and
determining the projection of the metal part which is not
clearly visible from the photo angles. In that case it would be
for small steps only.
But what linear measurement is in units of 16 and 9?
3236) This one looks to be designed to clamp onto the edge of a plate of
metal, and to be used for lifting it via the eye opposite the
thumbscrew (using a crane, of course, and likely two or more of
At a guess from say 1/4" thick up to two or two and a half
3237) I rather like the scale beside it. It would be convenient when
taking rough measurements in a hurry and in poor illumination.
The scoop seems to me to be for scooping up grain (wheat, corn,
whatever). Not convenient for measuring it, however.
3238) An interesting thing. At first guess, I would think that it is
for guiding hoses or small irrigation pipes (which would fit in
the notch above the spike. The spike goes into the ground. A
similar metal plate goes on top to hold the hose or pipe in
And the tabs on the underside look as though they are intended to
be bent over to grip a grounding wire -- which suggests that the
pipe may be carrying a flamable liquid, not water or fertilizer.
3239) The fork to the right looks like one designed for popping ball
joints apart -- likely steering ball joints.
The other part looks like a slide hammer, which could be used
for driving the fork.
3240) Hmm ... from London. The graduated sizes of the spaces on the
shelves suggest a set of weights, which probably means that the
hole in front of the shelves is access to a pan to put the
weights on. (But I don't see any form of balance indicator.)
The locks key (I assume that the same key fits both the door and
the drawer in the bottom) suggests that whatever it is used on
is fairly expensive -- a precious metal perhaps, which it would
make sense to weigh very carefully.
The slide at the top front likely opens and closes openings on
The projecting dowels look to be to bounce what is dropped,
perhaps to make it more finely divided.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
room, as always.
3235 is a paint thickness gauge. The probe
pressed into the paint, and the indicator
shows how thick is the paint. This is used
for QC, mostly in commercial paint jobs, for
example defense department. (This is entirely
a guess, and probably totally wrong.)
3236, table clamp.
3237, tool for mixing butter. Spatula.
3238, roof spike for running heater tape.
3239, the one on the left appears to be a
dent puller for automotive. On the right is
a tie rod separator, fondly called a pickle
3240, not sure.
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