I was doing some searching on the modern tool and found the primitive one
with same name (that describes its function). At that time I wasn't sure
how the primitive tool was used, then just a few minutes ago I think I
discovered the answer. The bottom line here is that the two tools are not
used in the same manner, but the desired end result when using both tools is
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2233) Interesting, and I'm not sure where the 24" dimensions
are taken from. If they are the diagonal from the front to the
top it might be small enough.
It looks like a fold-down seat normally affixed to a wall, and
intended to hold a baby or a small child, with the legs going o
either side of the round center rod. Perhaps for use in some
kind of vehicle -- a stagecoach, or a ferry boat or the like.
2234) This looks like a lightweight quarrel for a crossbow.
Lightweight, because serious ones would be solid steel or iron
for the maximum impact from the weight. This looks like a brass
or bronze tip on a wooden shaft.
2235) A special from of a battery powered lantern? It looks like a
bulb sticking part way out the bottom within the frame. Given
the padded frame, it could be adjusted to a convenient angle,
though it seems to be missing a proper reflector to concentrate
2236) Designed to cut or crush something -- which depends on how
sharp the blade on the upper moving arm is. Is it steel, iron,
Given the size, perhaps for cutting the end off a cigar, or for
cutting sugar cane to convenient lengths.
Sort of looks as though it once had wooden handles held on by
the nuts visible at the ends of the handles.
2237) I really have difficulty picturing the two to perform the same
task. The upper one looks as though it could be used to bend
some tubing, whle the upper looks like the head of a stone axe
or hammer -- grooved to hold the handle one (with tight
2238) Aside from being a fairly light hammer, it looks to serve as
a square as well.
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
I'm a bit late in today's posting, FWIW.
This one is almost impossible to guess, it's for holding something when
working on a house.
It's probably made of iron, and never had wood handles. I usually don't
give the answer early for the item in the Neatorama collaboration but quite
a few got it correct already so I'll go ahead and say that it's a betel nut
Good guess, it's for tubing with a sharp point on one end. ;-)
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