No. Thats power liney work,, I was a telephone liney.. They didnt go
"bang" when they shorted, not enough current. And the power guys only
had 3 conductors to deal with. - dead easy. They could find faults by
looking up. Telephony was harder to fault find - no flames or
smoke.... Mine had up to 9600 pairs in a cable....all gone now,
replaced by fibre optics. .....sigh.....the "good ol days".....
Nope, I didnt. The Glen Campbell song refers to power lineman. I was a
telephone lineman. Only in old movies do they have open wire telephone
lines running on poles. (and railways still use em for signalling) And
from the answers here, my 635=wire gauge is possibly wrong - it just
"looks" identical to the one I have (sans wooden handle)- it measured
wire diameter, so you could tell if it was 4lb, 10lb, 20lb etc wire...
I was issued it when the phone company went metric, so there was
confusion for a while hence the need for a gauge...
631: When a guard walks a beat, he may have a device that records
when he gets to each point along the beat. Each station has
one of these key-thingys that prints its number along with
some sort of time stamp in the device to prove that the
guard visited that stop (presumably at around the time he was
expected to do so).
632: either some sort of stamping device, or something for handling
633: looks like it's for scribing a line down the "middle" of a
plank or the like.
634: fancy lightning rod?
635: sheet metal gauge?
hmmm...what did everyone else come up with?
Michael and MJ Houghton | Herveus d'Ormonde and Megan O'Donnelly
firstname.lastname@example.org | White Wolf and the Phoenix narrowwares
630 microphone stand
631 watchman key
632 pneumatic IC inserter
633 scribe (not necessarily for centering)
635 sheet metal gauge
Those are my guesses and I'm sticking to them ... now on to see what
everyone else guessed. ;-)
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