2968 is an underscribe used to mark seams in hard vinyl flooring , edge
cuts on lam-in-place formica countertops , etc . The bottom pin rides the
edge , the top needle is adjusted for which function . The slider is
reversed in that picture , the needle should be right above the guide pin .
for 15 yrs+ .
(spade like) bits is bottom right. The hooks grab the rail head to support and
position, as well as providing bearing for the feed.
Good answer, it was marked "railroad drill" with asking price of $95.
I'm glad to say that both unidentified items were solved this week, the answers
along with an update from the previous set have been posted here:
I've no quibble with the identification, but there something about that
rail drill that doesn't look any earlier than around the middle of the
last century. I'd have expected them to have been motorised by then.
This guy says he started on the railroad in 1976. He didn't see them
used, but his father may have.
Western-Cullen-Hayes still makes manual rail drills.
Regarding 2967, I'd just like to note that although welded rail
is indeed the norm on heavily used main lines, and is being
used more and more widely, jointed track held together with
fishplates is still anything but rare today.
Of course that doesn't mean that this particular tool is still
Mark Brader, Toronto Rocket, 1829: The first 30 mph train.
firstname.lastname@example.org TGV-A, 1989: The first 300 mph train.
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