Ok thanks, I just changed my answer, it had been marked as being a railroad lamp
globe and I didn't do any further research after finding the one I had linked to
I usually check all three newsgroups but occasionally I get really busy and only
check one of them, which was the case last week, so I didn't see your posts
I have one like the one at the following link, which has a "lens" just
like the one featured in this thread.
Is it a railroad lantern?
If I had known that you usually check all three newsgroups, I
would not bother convincing my newsreader that I really want to follow
up to three newsgroups -- and thus I could also leave out he "Posting
from Rec.crafts.metalworking" line. :-)
But that still loses out on the feedback between the three
newsgroups, which have different perspectives on the items being offered
as puzzles. :-)
Part of the problem is that continued cross-posting in threads
is considered poor nettequette -- though nobody is going to agree on
which newsgroup to followup in.
And I'm not sure how many of today's newsreader programs (and
browsers and e-mail clients playing at being newsreaders) would actually
honor a "Followup-To: " header.
And I've had to special case this, because mostly in
rec.crafts.metalworking, things crossposted to three or more newsgroups
are trolls or spam, and I normally automatically killfile them. :-)
2881, too bad it's 9 1/4 inches long, I'd have said a Pop Rivetool.
2882, part of a helicopter. Or, a machinist's tobacco pipe holder.
2883, bar towel holder.
2884, magnetic nail holder.
2885, I suspect a shoe expander. For womens shoes that are a bit too
2886, might be part of electrical insullator for the power company.
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I need some help with the fifth item in this week's set:
2881 Pop-rivet tool... looks to be missing the screw-in nosepiece
2882... Man! I think I've even held one of those in my hand... it looks
SO familiar... can't place it now. It feels like something to do with
2883 some sort of tension-held clamp; like a gravity clamp for brooms,
but made for flat stock. It looks like it's of a size to hold a piece of
1" nom. lumber on the flat, hanging down vertically from the clamp.
2884 looks to be a ceramic roll stamp dispenser done in art-deco
impression of a sitting frog. Of course, it could also be a very weird
2885 not even a tickle
2886 looks to be a signal light lens (stackable annunciator columns have
that sort of lenses in different colors.
2881: Hand Riveter?
2882: Part of a fire hose??
2883: Some sort of plane??
2884: knife sharpener??
2885: Archery aide???
2886: Glass insert for Rail Road engineer lantern??
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