2689 incense holder for some really totally stoned dudes
2690, probably some picker uppers for a specialized industry. Beyond that,
2691, yah got me chief. Might be a valve shut off tool, for some kind of
2692. I know what you're thinking, punk. Was it five shots, or was it six?
Now, the question you have to ask yourself. Are you feeling lucky, today?
2693, part of a gate latch, for a very large gate.
2694. Scoop for moving round bales of hay.
Christopher A. Young
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Today's set has been posted:
2690 For helping to make *wings* in fly tying--at least that's what the
first and third tools look like to me. After 2 suitable pieces
of feather are attached to the hook (those preferably taken from matched
wings), one of these would grip the pair of feathers and the rest would
be burnt off with a match leaving what looks like a pair of insect
wings. However, I reserve the right to be entirely mistaken.
Item 2693 is an automatic hitch for wagons. When set you can just
push/back into the wagon and it automatically grabs the pin. Add a rope
to the trip lever and the wagon can be released without having to get
down and pull the pin.
I assume you have the patent number already? If not I'll post it...
2690 Over 60 years ago, when repairing a radio, from time-to-time, it
was necessary to get a nut into a difficult position to get a screw
started from the other side of a panel. Tools like these were used by
very well-equipped people. I used a stick with gum, wax or tape.
On 10/18/2012 4:13 AM, Rob H. wrote:
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always
2689) Looks like a tool for drawing (scribing) multiple parallel
lines on wood. The three rows have three different step
increments (I can't tell what size they are). So either a
square stop pin goes in the hole -- or more likely a T-head is
pinned to the holes by a square pin, to keep the shaft at right
angles to the edge of the workpiece.
If the three rows did not start out in line, I would instead
suggest that it was intended to step between the rows to get
finer step divisions.
2690) O.K. Looking mostly at the second image, and going from left
to right, the first (leftmost) is a screw starting screwdriver.
You slide the outer shank down to bring the two tips together,
place the joined tips together into the slot of a standard
slotted screw, and slide the outer shank back a bit allowing them
to spread out a bit to grip the screw. Not a particularly
strong grip, but enough to hold it until it is guided into the
hole and the first turn or so are made. Then the task is
shifted to a regular screwdriver for strength.
The second looks as though it could hold either small nuts or
the OD of Phillips headed screws for starting onto a threaded
The third is more of a puzzlement, but given its common design
with the others, I think that it could either hold a nut at an
angle while a screw is started from the other side, or perhaps
could hold the inside of the slot of a screw from a side angle
while the nut is started on the other side.
All in all -- a quite useful set of tools.
2691) Perhaps a driver for square nuts of a given size -- or for
turning valve stems, or even floodgate shanks on a canal.
It is adjusted to size by sliding the crossbar shown in the
second photo towards the end.
2692) The end view down the bore of a rifle or pistol barrel -- likely
pistol given the apparent shortness.
Looks as though it needs cleaning, too. A bit of rust on the
lands and other stuff in the grooves.
2693) Designed to grip or release heavy loads depending on which end
of the lever is pulled down.
Looks like it slides over steel cable, but perhaps over an eye
or a cross-bolt.
The two holes to the right attach to the cable from the crane.
2694) I *think* that this is for picking up and moving recently cut
down trees -- likely for loading them onto trucks to carry to
Now to post and then check what others have suggested.
Hmm ... the characters look somewhat arabic -- but I'm not sure.
This looks like some form of pilot light (the electric one which
is used to tell that something electrically powered is on, not what
keeps a gas stove ready to light. However, since this is double-ended
with different colors, I suspect that it may be something from a model
railroad setup -- part of the signals to say whether it is safe to
proceed or not. Perhaps for a live steam scale model setup.
Got me. Totally no clue. Obviously had meaning to whoever made them.
Christopher A. Young
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These two items were sent in by people looking to identify them, I don't
think they are going to make it on to the web site but maybe someone here
can tell us what they are.
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