2341. I'm guessing at a tool for fixing crimps onto the likes of webbing
(military?). Possibly a cobblers tool, perhaps a saddlers. Finely made
though, and it won't be coming apart or losing any bits. The opposing
threads look very good.
2346. Pure guess, a plumbers tool for shaping /manipulating lead
sheet/flashing or pipe. Probably a million miles off. I think the retaining
ring is a red herring, this ring would probably not survive long in use and
I can't realise how the ring may serve any useful purpose. Nicely made tool,
perhaps too posh for a plumbers bag. Damnation, I have seen this before but
cannot remember what it is. Another senior moment.
Just my tuppence worth.
The ring clamps the other two parts together and possibly holds a blade, the
image below is a close-up of the under side of the pivoting piece, there are
some marks that may have come from a scraper that was held there.
The owner said that he was surprised that the ring was still with the tool
and not lost, but it does fit very tightly and does not come off easily.
2341 - Looks like a cobblers sole clamp.
2342 - Tumbler media?
2343 - Device used by people who are worried they could be buried alive?
2345 - Old pickle fork style tool. The other end is the striking face.
2346 - Scraper. Takes a blade between the two parts and has different
shaped blades depending on what you're scraping.
That's it! The tool is for holding leather over a shoe mold when attaching
the sole. Still don't know for sure what the last one is but the rest of
the answers can be seen here:
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2341) Some sort of clamp to hold perhaps wood together for
gluing or perhaps bolting/screwing together. Given the teeth,
it is certainly not intended to be used on furniture or other
2342) They look a bit large for the purpose, but it could be something
like "boiling chips" intended to be used in the bottom of a test
tube or beaker to provide nucleation sources so you don't wind
up with superheated water suddenly bursting into steam and
harming people nearby -- including the experimenter. (This
problem happens most with really clean surfaces, and distilled
or at least deionized water. (Can happen with water heated in a
*very* clean coffee cup in a microwave too. Nothing happens
until you put something into the water after it rises above
normal boiling temperature -- sprinkle in some sugar or salt, or
reach in with a spoon to stir it.)
2343) These look like something to exchange stale air for fresh in
underground compartments. The second one, in particular, looks
designed to provide breathing air to someone perhaps
accidentally buried alive, given the coffin shown in the
Perhaps it also pops up a signal to indicate that "the stiff" is
not quite that stiff and would like out, please. :-)
2344) These look vastly different in scale, (not provided), which
makes identification more difficult.
The first almost looks like a magnet on the back of something
for mounting to a metal surface. (Another view might help.)
The second looks a bit too small for the first guess of it being
a pie crimper. Perhaps it is intended to roll and mark a
But other than the fact that both are photographs (and puzzle
entries), they seem to have nothing in common.
2345) Hmm ... I think that this *could* be used for removing the
railroad spikes and clamp plates normally used to clamp rails to
wooden ties. Put the ends of the fork under the plate, holding
the handle in the left hand, and using the right hand to swing
another sledge hammer to drive it under the plate and around the
2346) First -- a question: Is the oval ring steel or rubber?
If steel, it could be used to lock the two parts together to
grip something -- perhaps akin to the pop tabs on beverage cans.
Or it could be to hold a tin can over a flame for rough cooking.
Now to see what others have suggested.
That is a smooth side and a tooth side clamp used in
Taxidermy. Teeth are for making either a firm grip - but at
the same time it makes threading holes.
Not a toy.
Should see the hand tool I have - pliers with wide
bed of nail grippers.
On 9/9/2011 8:37 AM, humunculus wrote:
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