1633. World's messiest caulking gun? ;)
1634. Fishing jig - erratic motion that changes with boat speed.
1635. Picture hook hung on wood picture molding.
1636. Soldering iron stand.
1637. Maybe a fan to induce a draft in a metal chimney.
1638. No idea.
1633 Key cutter. Used one a lot in the parts dept. at a Chevy
dealer in the early 70's
1634 Fishing thingy. "downplaner"?? It's upside down in the
picture. Takes a lure
deep, but can be tripped to provide less pull when
reeling in a fish.
1635 No idea
1636 Looks familiar--but can't put a name to it.
1637 WAG---used in a beauty parlor? Handles look a lot like some
old curling irons.
1638 Strap on tire chain
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1633) Tool for cutting keys from the depth codes in a code book.
Rotate the disk until the codes for the maker in question lines
up with the pin on the lever, lift the lever until the pin drops
into the proper numbered notch, and squeeze the handles to both
cut the key notch, and to advance the key holder to the next
I don't know whether there is anything which controls the
spacing of the notches, or whether all car keys have the same
The real trick to getting some use of one of these is to have
the book which the manufacturers publish which lists the depth
codes indexed by the number stamped in the keys and the lock.
1634) This looks as though it balances when supported from the eye
which should be slid to the fairly sharp angle at the bottom as
it is shown here. I think that the counterweight is enough to
handle something resting on the flat surface which would be up if
it were hung as I described.
1635) To hang something from a loop of wire. I think that it might
be something like a bucket (held in the lower hooks), and
something like the handle of a spoon or ladle in the bottom
1636) Rest for a *big* soldering iron. I think an American Beauty.
I've got one of those -- something like 450 or 850 Watts, and a
copper tip about 1" diameter.
I always referred to it as my "slaughtering iron". :-)
1637) A hand-pumped fan -- perhaps to go over an opening in a
wood stove to pump air while trying to start the fire.
1638) Designed to capture a cylindrical part on the side of
a truck. Perhaps for hose extensions for a fire truck.
Now to see what others have said.
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to continue to contract out to provide news server access for all their
subscribers, especially when so many ISPs are dropping that service.
Hurray for Green Mountain Access!)
Anyhow, without seeing other responses...
1633 - World's fanciest saw set? I don't really think that's quite
right, but I can't think of any other possibility. It's highly
adjustable, whatever it is.
1634 - Gizmo towed behind a boat when trolling that keeps the fishline
where you want it (and/or alerts you when there's a nibble), possibly?
1635 - Looks to me like a hook for hanging a picture or similar from an
old-fashioned picture rail moulding. The broad curved end hooks over
the moulding, and the hooks grab onto a wire or string to hang the
1636 - Could be a soldering iron rest for an old-fashioned (blowtorch
heated) iron, to keep from burning one's workbench, workshop, and/or
1637 - Possibly for use in fire starting, as an alternative to bellows.
1638 - Strap to keep a window opened as desired, presumably a sash that
hinges inward or outward from the bottom. The chains provide a fixed
maximum opening, of course. Looks like a pretty well thought through
design for this sort of thing, actually.
Now to see what other people suggest...
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