276 - Leaf shutter?
275 - looks somewhat like a glass blowers gripper. Could be for
torturing animals though.
274 looks like a dispenser for Bromine - or one of the other
273 - looks like an oar-lock or similar - holds a wooden shaft anyway...
272 - Window lock - sliding window
277 - Keeper for a bolt - drill a hole in the wood then you bang it into
the wood so a bolt can be fed in and through the hole - either as a
faster or a "stand off".
272 sliding window/door lock
273 lathe dog with fixed stud on face plate
274 ink, oil, or glue dispenser
276 camera iris or variable orifice
283 the open end may be for a different size of can.
it would follow the inside or outside of the raised lip.
I think this is probably a can opener, but I'm open to the possibility that
this could be incorrect. You are the second person to suggest it could be
for tire repair, please let me know if you are aware of any web sites that
could verify your idea. One reason I think it's a can opener is that the
blade is adjustable, it slides so that when the point is pierced into the
center of the lid, the blade will be able to cut any size can. I still
haven't been able to find out why the back end is shaped like it is, though
it was suggested that possibly it's used to pry out the lid once you are
Are you sure you're referring to the correct picture? 282 shows up for me as
the one they looks like the strainer for a drain (and even look like it has
some of the rubber cement on it).
Buffalo, NY - USA
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You're right, I was referring to 283. If you haven't already found out by
reading other posts, 282 isn't used for repairing tires, it's a microscope
photo of something 125 microns in diameter.
278. Iron or iron-nickel meteorite?
279. Tool for removing/tightening bicycle wheel nuts, and doing other
maintenance on bicycles.
280. Electronic metronome for musicians (my son uses one for guitar
282. Part of an earpiece?
281. I have one of these so I took it to work and asked there. They
used to have a boot factory here and a guy said they used the end to
pry out tacks in the boots, apparently the tacks were temporary until
the boots were sewn up. He said the sawblade part was to pry out tacks
also.He told me more than I need to know about making boots,and he
mentioned glueing and vulcanizing, so my guess would be the sawblade
like part was for roughing up parts for glueing or vulcanizing. My
guess is it's a tack puller/scarificator.
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