2851, some kind of animal collar?
2852, don't know
2853, ancient carbon zinc AA cell
2854, power assist toilet seat for nursing homes.
"Help, I'm on the toilet and can't get up!"
That, or some kind of angle finder.
2855, maybe ice tongs for the ice delivery
2856, no clue.
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on that second tool (2852)...
That smacks a great deal of those cheezy import tools you could buy at
Monkey Wards in the 1970s. Half of them never did what you want, and all
of them were poorly-painted, Cadmium-plated junk... just like that one.
That looks for all the world like the spindle is spring-loaded in the
downward position, and it's raised by squeezing the fixed handle and the
lifting handle together.
If that's the case, I'm betting it's some variety of tile drill or glass
Good answer, turns out that tile drill is correct, I had earlier searched this
term but didn't find one like it, then someone posted the link below, which
calls it a tile cutter:
I didn't get a chance to post when they were un-answered, but
looking at (2852), my guess is that it is a tool for for installing the
woodworker's version of Tee-nuts (not to be confused with the
metalworkr's version, which fits into a T-slot). This is an
internally-threaded cylinder with a flange at one end which has three
spikes cut partially off and folded down parallel to the cylinder. They
are intended to fit in holes in wood and be drawn (or driven) so the
flange is flat on the wood, and the spikes are driven in to hold it in
place. A machine screw comes in from the other side to secure something
to the wood.
This tool would have the threaded shank fed through the hole (it
looks like the nuts are threaded on an outer sleeve -- but the "larger"
links still don't work for me). Anyway -- the threaded shaft goes
through the wood, the Tee-nut is threaded onto the shaft, and then the
handle is operated to pull the Tee-nut into the wood and then the crank
is turned to unscrew the threaded shaft from the Tee-nut.
Because of the lack of a working "larger" link for me, I can't
be sure -- but the tip of the threaded rod looks like it may be designed
to drill through the wood on its own -- just by crank pressure.
Could you *please* find a photo posting site which does not
limit you to only Internet Explorer -- or perhaps one or two other
Windows based programs -- or does not require you to create an account
and log in to view the images? (I'm not sure which of the two is
limiting me, but I refuse to create an account to test that, and I don't
Like you, I refuse to use IE.
For me works fine on an Intel based computer running Ubuntu or Mint
supporting Firefox or Opera. Never had any problems accessing site or
pictures. Large image also OK, EXCEPT that where there is more than one
image for an item, ONLY the last image in the series enlarges.
Intersting. I get nothing from the site with Firefox -- but on
a system running Sun's Solaris OS -- and the CPU would not support
Windows anyway -- it doesn't run on an UltraSPARC CPU. :-)
Opera no longer supports Solaris -- so I can't run anything
newer than 10.11 (*way* out of date by now). And, since unlike Firefox,
it is not open source, so there is no chance of someone else making it
With FireFox, I am running 19.0.2. But I am also using
"noscript" with it, which may be turning off something which it needs to
work. (But turning things back on does not make it work.)
Maybe the site just needs an Intel CPU to work. :-(
I was having some problems with this too a while back when you first
mentioned it. After a few more Opera Browser updates it went away.
Currently I'm using version 12.15 under Ubuntu Karmic/Lucid. I know you
are stuck with a much older version due to Opera dropping support for
your OS... but you might want to try having Opera mask as Firefox or
even Explorer cough, cough, ack, spit... There are two ways to do that,
via F12 (or Tools->Quick Preferences) will fool most sites or
right-click on the page where you are having trouble and select Edit
Site Preferences. In that new menu you have the ability to completely
mask as Firefox or Explorer. A complete mask can only be done on a
site-by-site basis. The first method keeps masking for all sites until
you change it back.
FWIW wget was able to download one of the larger image links just fine.
This one for example:
I started looking into what was going amuck between Opera and
Photobucket when it first began but quit when the problem went away a
couple weeks later...
If none of that helps tell me what version of Opera you are running
again and I'll do some research.
I'm familiar with the masking. I was unable to use Opera at all
for a while. I had added a second Creator-3D framebuffer and turned on
Xinerama (allows spreading of a virtual screen over multiple physical
screens), and it was crashing Opera before it ever displayed anything on
the screen, and was crashing some pages in FireFox (even the latest)
updates for Solaris. :-(
But I replaced the two Creator-3D frambuffers with an XVR-1200
dual one, and I now have things working as desired -- and Oprea no
longer commits suicide on invocation, so I can go back to trying that.
Great! Yes, that works for me, too. I should have tried that
earlier. Except that the URL is hard to pry out of the browser. :-)
Well ... wget helps. And Opera works for me now, even
"identifying as Opera" -- no masking needed. So they have fixed part of
the problems -- but they still have something which does not like
UltraSPARC based FireFox for whatever reason. I wonder what would
happen with an X86 based Solaris? O.K. The 5.0 version of Firefox on
that system just hangs with a blank screen. That system can't even ping
the img.photobucket.com site, though traceroute does get (slowly) out
past my own domain's machines into the ISP's world. And no problem
so it is not the net access itself which is the problem, though a lot of
my machines are intentionally blocked from reaching the outside. :-)
It does not now matter, since Opera does work for me, but the
version of Opera which I have is 10.11.
Okay for now, glad you got something working :) I'll make a note for
your version of Opera just in case.
At the time I thought it might have been something that Opera was
correcting via their browser.js file. But I just looked through their
latest version of browser.js and there is no mention of either blogspot
or photobucket in it. My other best guess is that they fixed something
at either blogspot or photobucket and it took a bit to get flushed out
of my disk cache.
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