2843 looks like a tamper proof ring... usually used on electric meters
from the utility company, but also on tractor trailers doors to show
that the door was not opened since packing.
Older type that I don't see anymore.
#2843 -- I got it. It's a key ring.Here is "corroborating evidence":
O.K. You're back to full distribution. :-)
Photobucket still does not like my brower.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2839) The circumference makes it clear (you could have made it a little
more difficult by posting the diameter instead. :-) -- it is a
rolling wheel to measure linear paths up to two feet. You can
set the pointer to where you want before starting to roll -- or
turn the wheel until the pointer is where you want it.
If you need to go beyond two feet, you will have to keep count
of complete turns of the wheel -- perhaps with a dab of
contrasting paint on one of the spokes.
2840) A tool to compress something -- likely a front suspension
spring from an automobile. Though it looks a little light
weight for the purpose (say I without having a chance to try to
lift it. :-)
2841) Well ... it fits in a brace of the Brace-and-Bit style, based on
the long tapered pyramid on the left.
Looks like it fits onto a hole in some form of guide and cuts
something clamped between the guide and a backing piece, likely
both made of wood. :-) I would suspect that it is for making
circular pads of leather.
If it did not have a bevel edge on it (which is clearly visible
in the second photo) I would think that it might be a wrench to
fit into a cylindrical enclosure and to unscrew something from
there. (Like perhaps part of a water valve.)
2842) Well ... it clamps onto something cylindrical (perhaps a rifle
barrel) and is prevented from rotating by the slot at 10:00 in
the second photo engaging the front sight. This would put the
roller pretty close to dead center under the barrel. Perhaps for
some form of benchrest shooting of moving targets, so you could
roll the front across the bench while not having to support the
full weight of the arm.
2843) Assuming that the color is not from Anodized aluminum, but rather
bronze, If that were a "MD" instead of a "MO' at the end of the
address, I would think that it had to do with sailboats, but
there is not anything like that there that I know of.
It looks as though it locks onto a wire or cable by rotating the
button at the end.
Hmm ... perhaps part of the way a mail bag was picked up (or
dropped off) by a moving train going through the station.
Perhaps this had Chilicothe as the destination?
2844) This looks like a wrench for unscrewing bungs from metal
barrels (drums) of oil or solvents prior to screwing in a pump
or a tap.
Now to post and see what others have suggested.
2846: The arms look spindly. I wonder if they're metal. Near the arms,
there's a wide groove across the board on the side that would be up. I
wonder if it's for slicing through something instead of cutting against
the board. The last raised portion could serve as a visual gage to
slice something into 1" pieces and drop them into a container about 24"
in diameter. I've never seen a barrel of pickled eel.
2848: Are the push buttons electrical? There are mirror sundials.
Perhaps XI is for the hour around 11 AM and the XII is for the hour
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