2536: Don't know it's real name, but is used to double fiber optic cable
back and forth between poles, avoiding the need to cut and do tricky
field splices. Their use won't exceed the cable's minimum bend radius.
Verizon Fios areas with the fiber optic cables on poles are infested
with these things.
2537 - It's also used on coax, to keep the length of a segment equal to a
certain number of wavelengths at a selected center frequency.
2536 - looks like a retrievable mason's line. One would expect to see at
least one corner block associated with it.
2533, wild guess. Hand operated can seamer, for sealing tin cans.
2534 Inspectors test punch. Used for sampling plastic sheeting, coming off
an assembly line. The small disk that is punched out, is sent back to QC for
2535, this is a photo dryer. The photograph is placed in the frame, and then
it dries in the proper curvature to be placed in advertising display which
was used on the NYC subway. (I'm guessing?)
2536, this is a chalk line, that rolls out. The crank in the center of the
"star" allows the operator to respool the line.
2537, not sure what they are. But I see a lot of them on telephone or
electrical lines, out by the road.
2538, I think this is part of a wood worker's tool known as a block plane.
Most of the plane is missing, unfortunately.
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I need some help with the third item this week:
It is definitely a SIDE rabbet plane.
Go here: http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan11.htm
See #'s 90, 92, 93 for rabbet planes.
Yours is like #98 except is a double for the left and right side walls
of the dado/rabbet.
Stanley made their double, #79, a bit different.
Yes, they look just like the one on my site except mine was made by Sargent.
Still not sure about number 2535 but the rest of the answers for this set
have been posted:
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always -- but rather
late -- already into tomorrow. :-)
2533) Looks like it is designed to cut flats on the ends of wood
rods or narrow boards. It can't be too wide, or it would
interfere with the hand crank.
Perhaps for doing something to legs for furniture?
2534) Looks about right for cleaning the socket for a candle in
a candlestick, and for shaping the end of the candle prior to
putting it in the candlestick.
2535) At a guess, for feeding out and cutting off paper, formed
into a curve for whatever reason.
2536) Either an old style tape measure for a surveyor, or a depth
gauge for large fuel tanks -- depending on what the hook is
expected to catch onto.
2537) Looks like a device for running cable below a support
cable. The fixture slides along the support cable (drawn by the
yellow cord), and the cable is paid out from the end that the
device starts from. Not sure whether it is expected that there
will be two runs of cable or not.
There should be something to attach the cable to the support
cable as it moves along.
2538) Sliding lock for the inside of a door or window. The part to the
lower right is fixed on the other part.
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested,
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