Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
always. (Also, my living room, for Stormin' Moron. :-)
3163) Well -- it serves to measure the angle of surfaces from the
horizontal or the vertical. The calibration is in degrees,
though the markings appear to be in some other language than
English. Possibly Italian? The markings "D.T.", "DISTANZI" and
"ADVANTI" and I can't make out the markings more distance from
3164) Shock mount for shipping sensitive electronics equipment,
usually used in sets of four to mount the equipment to the
inside of the shipping crate -- or on sets of eight if used on
both top and bottom instead of just bottom.
3165) This is a keyboard and press/punch for embossing Braille
letters into plastic or paper -- probably paper, given the
apparent age of it -- and the lack of a mechanism for indexing
the paper or plastic to space the letters in a straight line.
I'm not sure how the paper or plastic is to be held down. With
paper, likely just by thumb pressure.
3166) This one looks sort of like a universal clock winding tool.
3167) A strange thing. I could see it being used to unscrew jar
lids -- but I'm not sure about the turret with the various
widths of projections -- perhaps to fit into lock rings of some
sort, with one flat position for normal un-notched rings (or jar
3168) This one, if screwed to a wall or the edge of a countertop
could be used either to grip a jar lid -- including puncturing
the edge for better grip -- or it could walk around the edge of
of a can cutting the top -- and the rim -- loose from the body
of the can. Thus it would leave the can rather flexible and
harder to grip. And -- it appears to fit only one diameter of
can -- a fairly large one from the looks of it.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
Why limit the followups to rec.woodworking -- especially since
the later information seems to make it a military item -- an (artillery)
gunner's protractor, not a woodworking tool?
I've reset the cross-posting as it was intended to be. This is
one of the exceptions to setting followups to a single newsgroup, as
there are people contributing from all three -- and most people do not
*read* all three newsgroups. I know that I only read
rec.crafts.metalworking of the three.
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