125. spoke wrench - motorcycle or car
126. secret death ray installation prior to introduction of stealth
127. Stanley core box plane
128. big ass orrery
129. I should know what it is - I don't
130. looks like a fancy speed indicator
O.K. As usual, posting from rec.crafts.metalworking.
1025) Hmm ... what's the material here? It sort of looks like
Bakelite or some other early fairly rigid plastic.
If that is the material, I think that it is a gauge for
measuring something like perhaps wire sizes. I see that odd
sizes are on one end and even sizes on the other. And like wire
sizes, the larger the number, the smaller the size.
Presumably, the key part of the maker's name (preceding
"PRODUCTS" on the handle) has been blurred out by Photoshop or
It *almost* looks like a wrench, but the final size slot is not
deep enough, and the thickness is a bit too great to be
reasonable for one made of steel.
1026) This looks like a VOR (VHF Omni-Range) aircraft navigation aid,
and I have seen them (as a kid) in a ranch surrounded by cattle.
Perhaps even a VORTAC (add TACAN to the mix), which I think came
out after the time I visited the site as a kid.
1027) A plane for squaring the meeting point of two sides at about 90
degrees. (There is an adjustment for dealing with small
1028) Orrey? (Not sure that I have the spelling right, and my
spelling checker does not know that word. :-)
1029) Do you mean a 3/4" long screw into the block from each end of
the hole, since it appears to me that there are actually four
holes, but both ends of each are visible in the surface. (Plus
another four holes in the bottom which was not mentioned.)
At a guess, it is some kind of counterbalance weight which can be
tuned by removing screws and replacing them with shorter or
longer ones -- or even trapping lead shot between the ends of
two screws coming into the same hole from both ends.
1030) Some form of wheel-lock pistol -- in which the disk rotating
runs hardened steel past flint to make sparks to light off the
Or maybe some form of shot or powder dispenser. I think that it
is firearms related in any case.
Now to see what others think.
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It's metal, several people got the answer - motorcycle spoke wrench.
Pete got this one right, it's a cable grip for pulling cable through
conduit. Each of the bottom holes are connected to two holes on the side,
so the cable goes in the bottom and the screws are then tightened to secure
Strangely enough, this plane is designed to create a trough lengthwise
in a piece of stock with a semicircular profile.
Stanley #57. See more here: <http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan8.htm
Note the first description line of the #56 :-)
1030 is a "Chicago Firearms Company "Protector", commonly called a
"palm pistol". With approximately 70% original finish and in good
mechanical condition it wold be worth between 2500 and 3000 dollars.
Bruce in Bangkok
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