817: Somehow I think this is not a cardboard creaser, since it is so short.
I remember a tool like this in the 1940's for expanding the skirts of
aluminum automobile pistons. You ran the small radius wheel up and down
inside the skirt under heavy tension. This caused the metal to flow out from
under the narrow wheel and thus slightly expanded the skirt. This permitted
reuse of a loose piston when they were in short supply.
This answer is correct. You must have a good memory, it is indeed a piston
Other answers for this week:
818. I'll give a hint for this one, it's a display for use in a particular
type of store for a specific product.
819. Fencing mask close-up
820. Glass insulator bracket that mounts onto a pole or building
821. Hay harpoon, for lifting large bales of hay into a loft
822. Don't yet know about this item, some type of bumper sounds like it
might be the right answer. Could be for boats but it seems like it would be
a little small for that. I'm still asking around about this piece.
It has been a busy week and I haven't had time to make an answer page, I
should have it finished tomorrow.
That's it! Good guess on that. It was marked "axe display for a hardware
store", there were scratches on the wood in the compartments as you would
expect to see on something that would hold a sharp axe.
I'll have the answer page complete later on today.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as usual.
817) Looks like a hand-held miniature version of a tool known as
an "English wheel" -- used for forming three-dimensional curves
into sheet metal.
818) A lazy Susan for something like mail at a guess.
819) Hmm ... a fencer's face guard? It looks a bit too
complex to be a flour sifter, and too empty to be
a windscreen for a microphone.
820) A framework to support a pair of glass insulators for running
low-voltage power wiring along the side of a row of poles. I'm
not sure why it has been painted red -- I somehow doubt that was
the original color.
821) Some sort of gaff for large fish?
822) A bumper of some sort. Not likely to be for boats, with the
leather exterior. Perhaps for where the bumper of a delivery
truck hits the concrete of a loading dock?
Now to see what all the other answers already posted say.
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