Some people around here think it may be for dog tags too! No one is sure
though, and there is no makers name on it, unless it's underneath! The
machine is incredibly heavy!
Shame your not closer. I was just talking to one of the other officers
in the FD. We were looking at replacement accountability tags for the
crew. We need at least 4 per person and the common tags are plastic or
laminated paper (neither fare very well in FIRES!). Then I thought of
dog tags. Stainless steel, durable, legible and enough room for the
proper information. Plus it would be possible to powder coat or paint
them after stamping.
Then I looked at what it would cost for them. (40 members X 4 plus spares)
Of course the latest thing is that they would like your picture on them.
I said fine, one picture ID that you use for EMS and such and the tags
for fire ground use.
On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:06:56 -0400, "Steve W."
Get yourself some metal and stamp them out with a hand set.
Even the Harbor Freight stamp set should be good enough for
I would think brass might be easier to work with, finding a
suitable material maybe the hardest part.
McMaster has quite a few stamp sets, probably a more
appropriate type size too. Maybe this link:
Never know with McMaster, if you are passing on a good link
or not... Steel Stamps on page 1910 is where I was looking.
Just a suggestion, but if there's a National Guard armory near you give them
a call and ask the quartermaster if they can make dog tags--if they can then
see what they'll charge to do the order for you.
"Lenin called them "useful idiots," those people living in
liberal democracies who by giving moral and material support
to a totalitarian ideology in effect were braiding the rope that
would hang them. Why people who enjoyed freedom and prosperity worked
passionately to destroy both is a fascinating question, one still with us
today. Now the useful idiots can be found in the chorus of appeasement,
reflexive anti-Americanism, and sentimental idealism trying to inhibit
the necessary responses to another freedom-hating ideology, radical Islam"
Bruce C. Thornton, a professor of Classics at American University of Cal State
Rather a puzzling set it is!
1747 - Two things come to mind as possibilities: either a form used
when making a splice in some sort of wire or cable or something, or sort
of breakout box used to construct arbitrary adapters for
electrical/electronic connectors (where a connector would lock into
either end, and jumper wires through the middle could be arranged as
1748 - Template for making holes for laces on a shoe (or girdle or...)?
Probably not a very good guess at all.
1749 - Car ice scraper
1750 - Template to lay out depictions of traffic accidents in police
1751 - Tool to align a shaft with a socket that it's being fitted into.
Similar (but larger) tools have been developed to fit drive shafts into
automobile universal joint housings, for one example. This allows one
to line up and rotate the shaft with its receptacle with one hand,
leaving the other free to push them together; without such a tool, three
or four hands are just about required.
1746 [sic] - I think it's an early style of typewriter; the wheel is
rotated (maybe with the hand wheel) to index to the proper letter, and a
lever struck on the smaller mechanism to imprint it on the paper. I
can't tell if the paper roller moves or if the letter wheel etc. move
horizontally, but it rather looks like the latter.
Now to read other guesses...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
I sent in the picture! The roller moves, but the machine has no way of
printing anything on it. Seems more like a copy holder. The machine is very
heavy, and I was unable to shift it to get a better picture.
1747 - Handcuff security lock? Looks like one used with chain style
cuffs, wraps the chain and covers the key locks. Makes them into high
1748 - Looks like a wire or screw gauge.
1749 - Looks like one of the old give away window scrapers
1750 - Accident template, used by Police, Fire, Insurance and a few
other outfits. The outlines allow for direction, vehicle types and
positions to be recorded on a standard report sheet. Looks better than
the standard doodles some folks used....
1751 - Fancy cigar cutter? Or maybe for cutting tubing squarely?
1752 - Early typewriter? Or maybe a code machine.
1747: a gizmo for attaching a lock to a [keyboard, mouse,
steel tiedown] cable
1748: a thread gage plate; if your bolt matches one of these holes,
check the nearby markings to see what you've WON!
(otherwise, it's metric...)
1749: adjustment and install tool for grommet strip/seals?
1750: road and parkinglot design drafting aid?
1751: cigar cutter (very elegant design...)
1752: labelmaker (embosses metal strips and/or property tags)
Your answer page has already been posted. I'm buried in
scanning slides dating from about 1961 to the time I went to digital, at
about 75-100 slides per day. And I have about 2910 slides to scan
total, so it is not a quick process. I reached bedtime (*my* bedtime,
not normal people's bedtime) and had not yet gotten into the newsgroups,
so I missed my chance to post.
But -- the ice scraper appears to have a "GM" (General Motors)
logo printed on it, and I would consider that it would make a really
good windshield scraper, with that hook on the flip side good for
breaking the skin on the harder ice coatings.
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