The first one looks like a mechanical calculator to me... 824 looks
like a two man sledgehammer, maybe for rockbreaking or knocking
railroad rails into position? No comment on 825, contact courtney love
for further details... 826 probably is a carder, I think you're
right... no idea, and no idea.
Below are links to three more objects, items A and C are unidentified,
though I have my own unverified guesses. For now I've decided not to place
these on my site, but I'd still like to know what they are for:
A. If I remember correctly, the diameter of the body of it is around 1-1/2"
to 2", the two brass pieces can be unscrewed and removed, with a hollow
B. Approx. 8" long:
C. Someone sent this one to me, here is his description of it:
10" long with knob in; 15" long with knob out. 2" in dia, wooden dowel rod
is 1/2", and has a metal 1/2" cap on end. Under knob is rubber washer.
Handle/knob slides up and down into the white plastice end. Opening of
plastic end is 1" and tappers down to 1/2" exit hole. Only information is
Made in W. Germany.
Excellent guess, someone that I know who owns one has confirmed that this is
correct. I had never seen one of these before, and then this afternoon I
was looking for tools at the antique mall and saw another one, but it was
marked nut cracker. The only difference was it was made of all wood and two
small metal pieces, I'm sure it was marked wrong since it now seems obvious
that it's a cork inserter.
Hmm ... perhaps for taking samples of mud from the bottom when
"sounding" with a line and weight from a boat?
Not enough views to give me a clue.
This one I know. I *have* one (all wood). It was sold under
the name "Cork Socker" -- and its function is to re-install the cork in
a partially consumed bottle of wine.
The bottom cone is placed over the top of the wine bottle on a
solid table, the shaft is raised and the cork is placed under it, then
your hand is brought down smartly upon the knob, thus quickly
re-inserting the cork.
Hmm ... with a 1/2" hole, perhaps it is for a smaller bottle
than the typical wine bottle, but I'll bet it is for the same function.
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Not sure what this one is, some people at the tool show thought it was for
science experiments with steam similar to the Hero steamball, but the tubes
are in the wrong place and point the wrong direction. A steamball can be
This tool is a cotter pin puller, patent number 1422201.
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