Here is another post in my amateur “What is it?” tool threa
d. As usual, I will try to answer questions about their composition, size a
nd how they can move. Pictures are provided via Dropbox.
POST20_TOOL77. This iron tool is 2 feet long. One end has an open socket, s
haped like an arrow with the point cut off. The socket is over ½ inch
wide at its narrowest. The other end is bent to form a 6-inch-wide handle a
t a right angle to the shaft. It ends in a point on one side. It was origin
ally painted red.
POST20_TOOL78. This metal tool is in the pliers family. It tightens with a
ratchet action until the two jaws meet. In the closed position they form th
ree openings: ¼ and 5/8 inch hexagonal ones and a circular one 3/16 in
ches wide on one side and 1/16 inches wide on the other. The far end of one
of the jaws has a 1/16-inch rise/tooth that fits snugly into an indentatio
n on the other jaw. Additional pressure releases the ratchet action and ret
urns the jaws to their open position. One handle is missing its blue rubber
grip. I have hidden the manufacturer’s name and model number.
POST20_TOOL79. This metal tool is in the hacksaw family. The blade can be t
ightened or loosened/replaced by turning the handle. The end of the blade n
ear the handle is held in place by a pin through it that fits into an angle
d pair of grooves. It can only make a cut less than ½ inch deep. Why i
s it so narrow, and for whose use is it designed?
POST20_TOOL80. This wooden and metal tool is almost 6 inches long. The wood
en handle is joined to a metal piece containing a freely-spinning spool of
thick thread. The thread feeds thorough a hole and runs down the side of a
removable needle and is threaded through its eye. The tip of the needle is
bent at approximately 30° to the shaft. I have hidden the manufacturer
’s name and motto.