posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2227) Looks like a tool for straining out lumps from a sewage
If the vanes are sharp edged, perhaps for chopping something up
to fine particles.
2228) At a guess -- it goes on the inside of a door, and there
is a similar decorative piece on the outside. This is
similar in function to the wide-angled peepholes in apartment
and older hotel doors.
The trapdoor keeps it from being used to spy into the apartment,
and the rest is to hide the existence of it in decorative
features. The similar decorative feature on the outside of the
door would simply disguise the presence of a hole in all the
filigree -- at least until someone opened the inside trapdoor.
Ideally, there would be a glass plate between the two, so
someone could not poke the trapdoor open from the outside.
I guess that it could also serve to close a speaking tube from
the apartment down to the entranceway -- preventing its use for
eavesdropping, and again hiding what would be otherwise an ugly
2229) Looks quite similar to the adaptors used to take a hand-held
electric drill and turn it into a marginal drill press.
Except that the drill motor here does not look like a hand-held
electric drill. This may have been made this way from scratch
as a low-budget drill press, or be the result of someone
modifying one of the adaptors to make something a bit more
Interesting features here include the suction cup operated by a
lever to lock it onto a smooth work surface, and the open frame
in the drill area with at least what looks like marks at the
near edge to show the centerline of the drill. The frame has a
recess to allow a backing plate to be dropped in, and I suspect
that there is another mark along the front (a view which we
don't get in these photos) to help form a set of cross-hairs for
positioning the workpiece. It also appears to have fine
adjustments for making the table of the drill press level, which
suggests some specific task for which being level is quite
The wiring looks like perhaps around 1930-1950 period. Given
that the plug is right in front of the column of about the same
color I can't really tell whether it is a two-pin or a three-pin
2230) "Combs" used for making the decorative swirls in the inside
cover pages of old (or newer hand-bound) books.
2231) To hold black powder for something like a starters gun?
2232) For moving logs?
Now to see what others have suggested.
I did a translation on the text, I was figuring that they were just names,
below is the before and after:
BREVE DIN Von S.G.D.G.
EN FRANCE & A L'ETRANGER
BRIEF DIN Von S.G.D.G.
IN FRANCE & THE COUNTRY
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