2210 - I like that better than my first idea. A counterweight rolling
on an inclined plane in greased tracks. If the weight is 1500 pounds
and the thing to be lifted (perhaps a gate) weighs 500, it will balance
with an incline of 19.5 degrees. You need only to overcome friction to
raise or lower the gate.
I imagine it would roll in greased grooves and the cable would be
attached to a greased fitting over the red bulge. The hole might be for
I see several advantages compared to a hanging counterweight.
1. It's out of the way.
2. Behind the normal range of motion, the tracks could curve up to
arrest the motion of the weight instead of letting it crash into
anything if the cable breaks.
3. The cable would bend 110 degrees instead of 180, meaning, with a
given pulley diameter, less friction loss, less cable wear, and less
strain on the pulley.
4. More inertia than a 500-pound hanging weight, so that it will move
slowly and if the worker gets the gate moving, it will tend to open or
close all the way.
5. Easier and safer to service than a hanging weight.
If it was attached to a fire escape and slightly overbalanced the weight
of the ladder, the ladder would swing down fairly slowly when somebody
descended. A "dip" at the top of the inclined plane would hold the
counterweight so that once down, the ladder would stay down.
2210 - Without a cable, it could be a shifting weight for a seesaw
system weighing several tons perhaps a ramp.
Suppose it takes 50 foot-tons to lift the ramp and when the ramp is
down, the fixed counterweight supplies 45. If the rolling weight is 2
feet from the pivot, it will supply 1.5 foot-tons, so 3.5 foot-tons (50
- 46.5) will hold the ramp securely down.
Suppose the rolling weight is on tracks that are inclined slightly
toward the pivot. When you start to lift the ramp, the tracks tilt
slightly away from the pivot. If the weight rolls 8 feet, it will be 10
feet from the pivot and supply 7.5 foot-tons, for a total of 52.5. Now
2.5 foot-tons will lift the ramp and hold it securely up.
2210 shipping land mines?
2211 hub cap remover / re-installer?
2212 home made duck bills?
2213 I already saw the correct answer. So I will guess spaghetti
portion tool and cutter. 8>)
2214 ? (my daughter thinks its a pizza cutter)
On 04/07/2011 05:36 AM, Rob H. wrote:
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always:
2209a,b,c) Looks like a tool for moving part of a wood stove
or perhaps shaking the grate to clean it out in a
2210) Looks like as serious weight lifting barbell -- except
that the center bar seems too short to allow the lifter
to get both hands on it at the same time, and at that weight,
one would hardly expect to lift it with only one hand. (But, it
is rather difficult to judge the separation of the weights from
the overall length of seven feet.
2211) This showed up before in Rec.crafts.metalworking, and I believe
that it was identified as a tool for driving oakum into the
slots between boards on a ship's hull.
2212) Some sort of crimping tool -- though not right for either
electrical or hydraulic hose crimps, so I'm not sure what it
really is. The part number sort of looks like what Ma Bell put
on tools issued to its workers.
2213) *This* one I know quite well. I used to have one. It is the
tool for adjusting the tension in bicycle spokes by turning the
nipples out at the rim. This one is missing one thing which
mine had -- the zinc anti-rust coating. Looks as though someone
found it covered by rust, and wire-brushed it to death.
2214) Not at all sure what this is -- unless it is mounted on a wall
by some hidden part, and both projections move as clock hands
Now to see what others have suggested.
2 x 12" black, 2 x 12" white, 2 x 12" black, etc...
- see larger pix for 'join lines' between tiles of the same colour
I can see them on the white areas anyway, they're a bit harder to see on the
black tiles with my eyes but would assume they're the same size <g>
I am the owner of 2211 and when I started to try and find out what it is
I researched caulking tool and found many pictures and descriptions
shapes and sizes and of caulking tools none of which described my thing
so I rejected that line of inquiry.It came from someone who worked in
the railway (which probably has no bearing)
Pins for pickup-truck tailgates are on chains so they don't get lost.
2211 lacks a loop to fasten a cord or chain. Why would a wagon pin need
a sort of screwdriver tip and a head that's a bit like a claw hammer?
What about rattan? It's very durable if maintained, but how do you
weave in a replacement strand of rigid material?
I'd soak the furniture or basket and the replacement strand. Where the
replacement had to pass under a strand, I'd pry the strand with the flat
tip until I could get the hooked corner of the head under it. Using my
index finger to hold the strand on the hook, I'd roll the tool like a
claw hammer, lifting the strand until I could slide the replacement
Sounds like that would work, though I did a search and didn't see any
similar rattan tools. I think the wagon pin idea is just an outside
possibility and posted it because it's the closest that I've seen to 2211.
Hopefully someone will provide an answer for it sooner or later.
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