Number 1795 looks like a device for filling powder in cardrigecases for
reloading. You set te volume of powder (or maybe shot) by adjusting the zylinder
at the bottom of the top half to the needed amount of powder and with every push
you get exact the same volume through the hollow nozzle at the bottom .
greetings from .de
I thought that I might stand a better chance on that item, seeing as I'm
not a tool collector (at least not in the sense of making it a study or
avocation), but alas, that didn't help me any.
1795 -- Made by the "Ideal Manufacturing Company," I see...not that it's
a real help knowing that. This would appear to clamp onto a table or
similar, and seems to be set up for rather precise adjustable rotation
of the handle mechanism. Somehow, it looks rather optically related to
me; perhaps it's an adjuster for a reflector for a camera or microscope?
Perhaps a part of a telescope mount?
1796 -- Ummm...no idea. So maybe therefore a wire fence tightener?
1797 -- Applicator for graphite lubricant or other powered compound
(chalk dust as a casting mold release agent?)
1798 -- Can opener?
1799 -- Tongs for holding something hot--maybe laboratory glassware?
1800 -- Roofers tool, maybe for working with metal roofing (forming
various crimps, cuts, etc.)?
Now to see other people's guesses...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
1795 Perhaps it's a control/shut-off valve (for fuel)? The rear adjustment
being a flow/throttle adjustment.
1796 Perhaps a kitchen implement for breaking ice?
1799 Tuning fork? Although someones previous guess pertaining to sugar cubes
is convincing too.
1800 Hand plane from Harbor Freight? : )
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1795) A powder measure for reloading cartridge cases.
The flattened knob on the bottom clamps it to the edge of the
The Round knob on the left in the first photo (the right as it
is mounted for use) adjusts the amount of powder dispensed at
a "throw" ( a cycle of the lever on the other side shown in
the second photo).
This one seems to have the coarse and fine slides that my much
newer one does, but not the screws to adjust them. You just
loosen the clamp screws and slide them by hand, I guess. I
would feel more comfortable using this one for black powder
instead of smokeless
Also, this one appears to have a tin-plate steel hopper on the
top, instead of the transparent plastic one which mine has to
let you judge more easily how close to empty it is. (The closer
to empty, the more variable the amount dispensed.)
Hmm ... the patent date seems to be about the same period that
smokeless powder started being used, which suggests that it may
have been one of the first for home reloading of smokeless
The newer ones also have a small weight free-hanging from the
front, which is raised and released to knock free grains
clinging by static electricity.
Mine from the 1960s is a brown wrinkle finish (Made by Redding,
IIRC) instead of the black enamel shown here.
1796) Hmm ... another angle of view would be helpful. It would
appear to have a hole on the end opposite the handle, but I
wonder whether that hole is threaded or smooth? If threaded,
which I might consider it to be is a tool for securing the wire
frame for a lamp shade to a threaded stud to hold it while the
covering is installed to the frame.
1797) Aside from being carved to look a little like a fountain pen,
I find myself wondering whether the smaller diameter part slides
into the larger diameter "cap". If so, I would think that it
should have a leather flap at the large open end, and it could
be used in place of a bellows for getting a fire started.
It looks to have a soft putty around that end, so perhaps it
fits against the user's mouth to direct airflow from the lungs
for a similar purpose.
1798) Another tool for cutting the tips off of cigars?
1799) Sugar tongs?
Something for picking up lobsters?
1800) Can/bottle opener, Pie edge crimper, meat cleaver,
(I was wondering whether you would get to 1800 this time or hold
it for later.
Now to see what others have suggested.
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