and again some silly guesses from germany
1221 no idea
1222 early music box?
1223 knocks at your door? or maybee used to hold your curtain
1224 similar tools are used to remove your car radio.
1225 maybee used to roughen something, maybee the downside of your shoes
(missing word: Schuhsohle) or any other thing made from leather
1226 no idea
For your amusement...
The grip head:
The "C" stand:
The typical setup of "C" stand with grip head and arm:
1222 looks like an airing cupboard for rigid items. It might be good
for an art class's oil paintings or items a cabinet maker has treated
with linseed oil.
The depth is about the length of a pair of pants. At one time, a man's
clothes were normally aired but not washed. This was especially true of
woolens. One wouldn't iron something that hadn't been cleaned. When I
was a boy, we had metal frames to insert into pants legs. You'd clean
any spots on the fabric, insert the frames, possibly dampen the fabric,
and let them air. Spiffy pants without a trip to the dry cleaner's.
Perhaps other clothing was also once aired on stretch frames. This
cabinet looks big enough for a housewife or servant to do so with the
clothing for a household.
1224 The hole near one tip suggests that it was a linchpin with a
safety pin to keep it from coming out.
The ends are tapered and the top looks like it was made to be pried
loose. That makes me think it was to hold two pieces of machinery
tightly together. I wonder if it went around an o-ring connection for
Here's a link that might be a clue to 1224:
There are 16 millwrights on the staff. Among other things, millwrights
connect shafts and pumps.
This company started in 1988, but perhaps Kintnersville had similar
enterprises long before. Perhaps some sort of machinery involving a
shaft or pump was built to be connected with two pins, and a millwright
decided a dual pin could do it better.
So he goes to Tool Sales Company, and the proprietor has a machine shop
make some, and millwrights far and wide buy them.
I was walking through an antique mall looking for tools when I came across
this one, it was marked "old law office piece". It took more than a few
minutes for me to figure out what it was, I'll give another clue tomorrow if
no one gets it tonight. Each row of the wooden rods is six rods deep, they
cannot be removed but they can spin in place; vertically, there are three
inches between them.
Yes, I was thinking along these lines, it has some red paint left on it that
reminds me of a farm tractor, but I don't know how equipment was attached to
The cases for the Declaration of Independence and each of the first four
pages of the Constitution are about about 39 x 34". Was this cabinet
for handwritten legal documents? Blueprints are stored like that nowadays.
Correct, it was for holding large documents but as seen in my photos it's
missing all eight drawers. This piece of office furniture is called a flat
file, the office where I work had a similar sized one made of metal, it held
engineering drawings that were 42" x 30".
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