2716 I have a vague feeling that I've seen things like this used as a
twist-tie to bundle or group wires. From the size, something like this
could be used to bundle telephone cables on utility poles.
On 11/15/2012 4:57 PM, Rob H. wrote:
After a little more memory exercise, this might be a tangent cable
support. When something like a phone or power cable passes by a utility
pole and must be held up, the center of something like this is fastened
to the utility pole and each end coiled around the cable.
Posting from my desk top PC, as always.
2713 jockey horse cart?
2714 coat rack for the Seven Dwarves?
2715 don't know.
2716 yoke for carrying groceries?
2717 no idea
2718 some kind of motor, maybe?
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I need some help with the third and fifth items this week:
On 11/15/2012 10:55 AM, walkerk wrote:
> 2713 - Planting Sled.
>> I need some help with the third and fifth items this week:
>> http://55tools.blogspot.com /
2715 - a marking guage?
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2713) This looks to me to be a device for sprinkling sand, ashes
or salt on an ice covered roadway. The sled runners on the
front, and the horse-drawn image of a larger version in the
I'm not sure whether there is some linkage from the wheels to t
he shaker in the long box, or whether someone was expected to
ride on the platform over the wheels, and turn the disc in the
center of the box.
2714) I think that this is also ice related. Either as a
traction item when moved parallel to the crossbar, or to mark
cut lines on a frozen pond prior to sawing and harvesting the
ice. It was stored in sheds packed with sawdust as insulation.
2715) A tool to mark a line down the center of a plank, (or at some
other offset depending on the setting of the guides.
2716) Frankly, this looks like some insulated solid copper wire,
typical of house wiring. The black plastic is insulation,
probably a PVC (Poly-Vinyl-Chloride).
Someone wound it around a rod, slid it off, partially unwound
the center, and formed the ends into loops -- probably just for
the fun of it, not for any functional reason.
A close look at one of the ends (if it is not too tucked against
the side) should show the color of copper in the middle.
2717) The pair of O-rings around each suggest that it is to be a snug
fit in some form of cylinder. The slightly larger end plate
limits how far in it can go, and the threaded shaft in the
handle probably compresses the length to expand the O-rings to
grip the cylinder -- therefore to be used to pull it out.
Perhaps for removing wet liners in some older internal
combustion engine styles, such as the one in the Triumph TR-3
(which I believe used the engine originally for the Ferguson
2718) Hmm ... military, given the color.
Rotates as the carriage slides on the clamp sleeve.
Perhaps for throwing a coiled line and weight across a gap to
start building a bridge of some sort?
Perhaps to launch some kind of grenade or other explosive
I think that it is designed to be powered by a rifle, and clamps
to the barrel of it.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
Grenade launcher is correct, these are fairly common now but the ones in the
photo were experimental models.
Still not 100% sure about the two mystery items but the rest of the answers
have been posted here:
On 11/17/2012 4:53 AM, Rob H. wrote:
> I just added this link to my answer, it shows the tripod and other
> missing parts of the grenade launcher.
Aha! Now I see how it works.
It isn't electrically operated. Recoil is converted to rotation of the
drum and the helical cam's angular momentum cycles the mechanism.
You probably already know... but this set from years ago (Item
#633) looks to be the same as this weeks #2715.
Seems like it was solved then either...
I knew I had seen it before, just not in a catalog which would tell me
what it was for :)
You have a good memory! Yes, I knew I had posted it before and was hoping
that posting another one might finally get an answer. Sometimes I get
answers weeks, months or years after I first post an item, so I'm thinking
we'll get it identified eventually.
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