2907 - Perhaps a lever to immobilize a small, keyed shaft.
2909 - The handle is similar to those on timber framing slicks, but the tool's
sharpened edges look too blunt to cut wood. Maybe it is a garden tool ....
Posting from my desk top PC, as always.
2905 ice man's tongs?
2906, no clue
2907, pill splitter for elephant pills
(or a nut buster for auto mechanics)
2908, carpet tack puller
2909, non sparking coal scoop. Part of the
handle is missing, there is a T bar through
the top loop.
2910, no clue.
Christopher A. Young
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I need some help with the third and fifth ones this week:
Sounds like a good idea for it, though for now it remains a mystery until we can
find a good reference.
Tough set this week, four of the answers have been posted, hopefully we'll get
other two in the near future.
The strength of the support link suggests that this would be a
reasonable use for the item.
Hmm ... Item (2910) the two nuts were way too large for the kind
of current needed to run the siren -- but perhaps built out of what was
available. They (and the studs) look to be copper, brass, or bronze, all
good choices for this kind of application.
I wonder what voltage the siren was driven by. Given the
locale, line voltage is unlikely to be available, so it could be from a
vehicles starting battery, and the larger sie is perhaps better for
that. Lower voltage means higher current for the same power.
Before diesels, logging depended on steam. The whistle punk blew the
steam whistle to signal the yarder operator controlling the movement of
logs. He was also the safety lookout. I suppose the trigger allowed
him to choose a vantage point and activate the whistle by a solenoid.
This pages has links to several threads where loggers talk about whistle
punks. One link has a video where a man uses a bug like the mystery
item to make his dogs bark.
The whistle punk was usually a teenager. He'd hook the bug to 1000 feet
of 8-gage telephone wire. When a choker was set, he would give the men
30 seconds to get clear, then squeeze the bug, which activated a
solenoid to blow the whistle, telling the donkey engineer to reel in the
cable. When diesels took over, the whistle was called an air chime.
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