2343: looks like a device they would attach in the old days to a coffin,
jic the person was still alive.
2346: type of scraper, the part that flips down and is held by the ring
would hold the 'knife' in place.
..just in case they were a 'dead ringer'.
2344 is the button on the bottom of a stapler to rotate the plate and
change the direction of the bend.
Correct, one is a Stanley and the other a Swingline stapler.
It looks as if a scraper blade would wiggle and push the device open.
I wonder how they bend bamboo tines at Jake's Rake Repair Center. You
could bend the end of the tine in this clamp and soak the end of the
clamp in a pan of water, upside down from what's pictured. When it
dries, you should have a tine with a hooked end.
Bamboo and cane are bent by application of heat (usually a gas flame),
not water. They are innately _loaded_ with water as they come out of the
ground, and don't tend to distort much either when completely dry or when
Thats why (if you remember) the best slide rules (back in the day) were
made of bamboo. It was dimensionally stable at pretty much all moisture
The sledge hammer/claw device looks like a BIG version of a tie rod end
separator. I'm guessing that the hammer was not for hitting, but to BE hit
by another sledge while another operator held the parting fork on the work.
Perhaps (and especially due to the angle), this was used to pull bolts or
rivets out of large iron work.
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