2217. Cigar press?
The two pieces of wood fit flush against each other, there is not any empty
space between them like in a mold.
2215: Something very much like a piton, maybe for anchoring to a log,
or maybe a real piton! Who knows, I've never seen one. ;-D
2216: Number labels, obviously, and quite old, but no clue where they
were used, which is very probably the goal for this one.
2217: Not a clue, although I like the Lasagna pasta mold idea. :-)
2218: Cable Ends. These fit into a clevis-like arrangement that's
anchored, and they use a different kind of coupler at the other end
to attach to the cable, conceptually kind of like a fish line leader.
(except for the hammer, of course. ;-) )
2219: Obviously a deadweight, but the hole fascinates me - maybe
a counterweight for a MONGO beam balance scale?
2220: C3PO's toenail clipper. ;-)
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2215) Looks like a device intended to be pushed into the mortar
(while still wet) between bricks to produce a point to hang
plants or to atttach blinds to brick house siding.
2216) Year update tags for vehicular license plates. More recent
ones are adhesive stickers with peel-off warning features.
2217) I've seen something a little like this which were molds for
the final shape when rolling cigars.
In this case, you would rotate one 180 degrees relative to the
other so the grooves would line up.
2218) Some of them look like decorative things carried in pagents,
but a couple appear to be tools.
2219) Looks like a sliding counterweight for something or other,
perhaps a turnstile gate?
2220) Sorry -- no ideas.
Now to send this and see what others have suggested.
2217 - Suppose you had a piece of fabric or plastic film thin enough to
let the device close almost fully. Depending on how steep the slanted
portions of the curves are, when it closed it would grip with much more
friction than if the faces were flat.
A painter might bring a dozen of these gripping weights to hold a thin
plastic dropcloth in place; it would be much better than using the
homeowner's rare books for the purpose.
They might also hold mosquito netting in place.
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