1729: All purpose crime tool. The spike for stabbing and vandalism,
the other side as a car opening tool (also works on beer). Not really
very ergonomic, but it was designed by a guy in prison...
1730: Terminal block for a set of three brushes, used to transfer
power to something rotating.
1731: Probably farm equipment
1732: another fence tool
1733: I'd guess some sort of cartographer's tool.
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someone with less ability and more need.
1729 - One MEAN back-scratcher!
1730 - Not sure, looks like a contact strip from a contactor.
1731 - Large part is the stump jumper section of a bush hog. The levers
are the blades. They swing out when in use.
1734 - Framing straightener?
My guesses -- all purely guesses this time:
1729 - There appears to be an eye in the middle for a (rather slender)
handle, which suggests this is a specialized sort of pick or hatchet.
Is it possibly a tool for working with roofing slates?
1730 - I'd guess this is a brush part of a rotary electrical contact,
for making a connection to something that rotates on a shaft. From the
size, it's a fairly heavy-duty one, and may be from something along the
lines of an amusement ride.
1731 - Part of a widowmaker lawn mower?
1732 - Some specialized tool for working with round things; I rather
fancy it may be used to manipulate large electrical distribution wires
around insulators or connectors.
1733 - Some sort of a gauge for measuring or laying out angles or
slopes, maybe of guy wires for transmission towers and the like?
1734 - Wire fence stretcher or tightener?
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
1733 is the scriber used in a Leroy lettering set. It is the only one
that I have seen that is adjustable. You can adjust the height of the
letters as well as the slope. The rapidograph pen is inserted in the
hole on the far left side and the point in the bottom center of the
photo traces the letter that is cut into a flat plastic stencil. These
were used as standard drafting tools several years ago.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1279) Hmm ... is there a hole in the center for a handle? Or some
kind of ridge to allow a handle to wrap around it and hold
position? If so, I would think that this might be a tool used
by firefighers for breaking into wood structures.
1280) This looks like a connector for some kind of object which
slides under it. It makes connection for three wires to the
object, whatever it is.
1281) For wrapping a hose around to keep it stored conveniently?
Another view or two might be quite helpful.
1282) Tool for gripping something round to remove it or to install
it -- and other parts of the shape may be determined from the
part at the other end of one handle. But I don't think that
I've ever seen something which fits it.
1283) A rather specialized drawing tool. The slit gong through
the small round hole looks about right for holding the pens used
in lettering sets. The engraved lines act as some form of
calculator to aid drawing something -- perhaps artillery
1284) For rotating something made of wood which is otherwise
difficult to grip.
Now to see what others have suggested.
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