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These are all items that people have sent in to me, I know the answers for numbers 14 and 16:
14. I have already posted this tool on the web site several years ago, so you can test your memory on this one, 3-1/2" long:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v80/harnett65/Album11/pic14a.jpg
15. Someone found this hat at an estate sale:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v80/harnett65/Album11/pic15.jpg
16. Inside of this item it says: designed by y. ohta Botanical Art Collection TOKO:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v80/harnett65/Album11/pic16.jpg
17. This large pan is 30" diameter and 7" deep, it was displayed on a restaurant wall:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v80/harnett65/Album11/pic17.jpg
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14 looks like the hats Tibitans wear. WW

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16 is a toothpaste tube roller.

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Correct! Similar ones can be seen here:
http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/getting_that_last_drop_of_toothpaste_9574.asp
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A fly fisherman's tool.
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Yes, it has a line clipper, a needle to clear a hook eyelet, a hook sharpener, and a knot tying tool.
Rob
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    In that case -- why the large "USA" markings on it? Was it Army issue?
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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Made here? I know that might be a shocker, but we used to make stuff like this in the USA.
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Or, at least had the capability to do so. Gerry :-)} London, Canada
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    Yes -- but it would typically say "Made in USA", not just "USA". However, lots of things which I was issued by the army, including pocket knives, were stamped "USA" in relatively large letters (or sometimes just "US"). And I was just a civilian technician employed at an Army R&D lab.
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wrote:

And a lot of stuff just said USA.

Far as I know the military never issued fly fishing nippers and that's what this item is.
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On 9/5/10 4:45 PM, DoN. Nichols wrote:

I've never heard of clearing a hook eyelet with a needle, and this needle looks needlessly long. When fishing, I'd use a pocket knife to cut line.
The tool would allow one to poke or snip without hazard to a rubber raft. I wonder if it was a survival tool that surplus stores later sold for fishing. A downed airman with a torn nail would want a clipper. The needle could be to poke holes in something for lacing or sewing.
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wrote:

http://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.php?store acraft&actiontegory_view&target%2
About two clicks down the page. You're looking for "nippers". The "simple" Orvis version is the last one on the page. But for $12.95 ...
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On 9/5/10 9:33 PM, Lobby Dosser wrote:

http://www.feather-craft.com/wecs.php?store acraft&actiontegory_view&target%2
Live and learn! Needles to clean out eyelets! Are these tools for the desk and not the brook?
"USA" with no "made in" or brand name makes me think this was a GI version of the fisherman's tool.
http://www.lightninghawkmilitaria.com/c-1-page-1.html
Here's a layout of the gear in a C-1 Survival Vest. One item is a fishing/sewing kit. I doubt downed airmen tied flies, but a fisherman's tool may have been provided for various uses, including clipping torn nails and removing shrapnel or splinters.
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Lobby Dosser wrote:

If you use lacquer to finish the heads of your fishing flies (economy flies omit this step, and they fall apart), then you'll be glad to have something to clear the eyelet. I barbarically often use another hook.
Handiest thing to have in your pocket is a finger nail clipper for clipping fishing line. First read that in "Taps' Tips" in Field and Stream magazine in the 70's. You can cut close to the eyelet very easily---WAYYY better than with a pocket knife, where somehow you'd have to get a hold of the short end I suppose. Same goes for cutting close to a blood knot. It's hard to imagine doing that with a pocket knife. A lit match will help in a pinch. A pocket knife would be handy for marking wood, say to preserve the length of your catch before you released it.
Bill
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How do you live with the shame? One hopes it is at least a barbless hook!
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    Hmm ... a tool for disarming (or perhaps arming) something like mines?

    Either antique ceremonial garb from some other culture, or perhaps similar from some fraternal organization here in the USA?

    Toothpaste tube squeezer -- put the narrow end through the top slot, thread it through the key, and wind up the tube as you use the toothpaste, squeezing the toothpaste ahead of the pinch point.

    Some kind of deep frying pan? I don't cook, so who knows?
    Enjoy,         DoN.
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17, tortilla fry making pan
On 09/04/2010 03:32 PM, Rob H. wrote:

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On 9/4/10 9:31 PM, Michael Kenefick wrote:

I'm curious. Would tortillas need a 30" pan? If it wasn't for tortillas, I wonder if it was for stir frying. I wonder what it's made of.
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wrote:

Paella pan. http://www.hotpaella.com/Departments/Paella-Supplies/Paella-Pans.aspx
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