1659 Carp gun. String surgical rubber tubing to make a slingshot like
device. Tie the fishline to the back of an arrow. In the early spring,
stand on a bridge over a stream, looking down through the water. Shoot
fish. I've seen guys carrying back 5-foot carp.
1657 is also a screwdriver , using the pen/pencil as a handle .
1658 is an ATV/motorcycle lift - the vee pieces can be adjusted for
different frame rail widths . Looks a lot like the one my bagger is sitting
on as I type this ...
Wow, an escape compass?? I have never heard of that. I wonder how practical
it would be. You would need to know a lot about the local terrain for
something like this to be useful. And you would also need to know the
declination of true north from magnetic north too. It would seem like a
regular compass and a map would be much more useful.
But that was then. Now a satellite phone and a GPS device would be excellent
choices for survival equipment.
1657 - Sort of looks like you could use it as a small screwdriver.
1658 - Motorcycle/ATV lift (I have the same one only painted blue)
1659 - Fishing spear gun. Missing the power bands though.
1661 - Fencing tightener?
A rather tough set, for me at least...all guesswork, and mostly wild,
1657 - I was about to say this was a pen pocket clip, and then I read
the description. The spade end of the clip, opposite the pen
attachment, looks as though it has a screwdriver tip or two; perhaps it
can be used for adjusting screw adjusters, such as potentiometer
adjustments in electronic devices. It probably wouldn't work well for
tuning coils, being metallic.
1658 - Engine hoist/support, holding the (car?) engine from underneath
while mounts are being disassembled and hoses and wires disconnected and
1659 - Harpoon launcher?
1660 - Tool for inserting spray (or possibly gas jets) heads into a pipe
when making e.g. irrigation or washing machinery (or possibly gas
1661 - This is pretty obviously used to bind down or ratchet up
something against something else. What the somethings are is not clear;
I'll go way far out on a limb and guess it's to replace tracks on a tank
or similar vehicle when they get disarranged and come off the proper
sprockets and such, but that's probably not right.
1662 - Keyring and locker combination memory aide for a nonconformist
high school student
Now to read other guesses....
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
Pin clip to hold it in the pocket. There were lots of pens that just had a
clip that went around them like that. The flat end, kept the shirt from
getting cut and held better. may still have some at mom's house. They
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1657) Three possibilities depending.
a) The tip of the clip could serve as a small screwdriver,
probably about the right size for RS-232 connectors'
b) If the end view shows a hex, it could be used for
a (minimal) wrench for something like 1/4" nuts.
c) The opening in the side could be slid up or down to
indicate the grade of the "lead" in the device, if
it is really for a drafting pencil instead of a pen.
1658) Looks to me like a transmission jack -- used when removing and
replacing an automotive transmission. It looks like a rather
nice one to me.
1659) Looks like a gun for spear fishing -- and I think that it
would be used from above the water's surface instead of while
It also looks as though it could be used for launching tennis
balls -- but I can't think of any reason to launch them attached
to a reel for retrieval. It also looks as though the bottom
front has guide rollers for rather heavy duty line unless it is
for heavy-duty rubber bands to provide the power to launch
whatever it is.
Perhaps it could be used to launch and retrieve something like a
ultrasonic transducer for fish spotting or something like that.
1660) A strange device. Obviously the handle moves a plunger,
pressing whatever is held into the blades held in the bottom.
If it were a bit smaller I could imagine it being used to cut
the foil or plastic around a wine bottle, and if it were larger
I could imagine the plunger part being used to re-install the
cork into the wine bottle.
I'm not at all sure what function the black handle serves,
unless it hides a corkscrew -- but that would be very low-tech
compared to the rest of it.
1661) For gripping and lifting something which you don't want to get
your hands on -- burning coals, a fish with nasty teeth, a
'gator, or something else. I would like to have a few more view
angles to perhaps figure out more about the mechanism.
1662) The D-ring for either releasing a parachute or something like
a pilot's ejection seat. It looks a bit small for the latter,
which normally is gripped by both hands in use to reduce the
chances of the arms being blown back by the slipstream and being
broken by the seat's frame.
Now to see what other's have said.
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