1894 might be one of a number of Appalachian "idiot stick" jokes.
1895 looks like a "sex pendulum" for determining the sex of an unborn child
(or chicken egg). To-and-fro, male; circles, female.
Reading this, as I do, in a text-based newsreader on a text console
(yes, the 80s called, they want their internet back), perhaps we
need a "what is it?" quiz where we're given the name of the object
and then have to work out what it really is. I'll start:
1) "Sex pendulum"
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1891 - Thompson 50 round drum magazine. The wing handle is used to wind
the internal spring.
1893 - Looks like a bogie link from a rubber tracked excavator.
1896 - photo comparison tool?
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always:
1891) I believe this to be a drum magazine for a Thompson
O.K. Now I'm *sure*. See:
and in particular:
which suggests that this is a 39 round "XL" magazine, not the
larger 50 round drum.
1892) Looks like combs for neatly running three wires parallel.
I've never seen them in person, so I'm just guessing that such
1893) From the size and the color, I suspect that this is a link
for something in earthmoving equipment, perhaps a bulldozer to
allow tilting the blade.
1894) For running wire into a groove. Made as a field repair part
after seeing the ones used in the factory I suspect.
1895) The shape looks like a bullet -- perhaps about .30 cal, based
on the scaling from the length. However, this seems too long
for normal muzzle velocities. The cross-drilled tail is to turn
it into a key chain decoration. The material is wrong, though
it might have been a normal bullet which was chrome plated for
the decorative function indicated by the cross-drilling.
1896) This one looks like a the monitors for a CAD workstation, but
I don't see the keyboard, mouse, or digitizing tablet.
It looks to have a coin slot, which might suggest that it is
really used for photocopying in a library. Hmm ... perhaps
a microfiche or microfilm reader with the ability to make copies
of individual pages, which would suggest a library for technical
Now to see what others have suggested.
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No verifiable answer yet for the forked tool, I think we have the right
general answer for the large yellow part but I haven't been able to nail
down its exact use, the rest of them have been answered correctly:
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