3213 This looks like a worm to remove [stuff] from a muzzle loading
cannon barrel, but is much smaller and nicely made...
I'll guess this is a worm for a muzzle loading dueling pistol.
On 6/19/2014 3:46 AM, Rob H. wrote:
3211 is obviously a lantern meant to be rotated by the gears and
show red and white alternately. I'm having trouble deciding between
three possible uses:
* decorative light on a storefront business to call the
attention of people passing by
* roof light on a police car
* 19th-century railway signal (19th century because the "go" signal
is still white, not green).
It doesn't look over 100 years old and it looks too top-heavy for the
police-car light, so I guess it's the first one.
Wrong three times or only twice?
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Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
3211) O.K. My first thought was the rotating beacon on an airport, but
civilian airports have two white beams 180 degrees apart, and
military ones have alternating white and green beams, not the
white and red here.
And it looks a bit too small for a lighthouse (unless they have
managed to make long-life lamps much smaller than in the past).
So -- my guess is that it is a warning light from the top of a
buoy -- motor driven to keep the red beam towards the danger
areas and the white beam towards the safe areas.
Plus, the outer black shutters cause it to blink as they are
3212) Not sure, but it looks like a tool for bending something to a
3213) A rather short "worm" for extracting ball and charge from a
muzzle loading firearm -- almost certainly a handgun, and
possibly from a set of dueling pistols.
3214) Nasty looking thing!
Could that be one of the punishment devices used on convicts
who had been shipped to Australia? Closed around the neck (if
there is really enough room for a human neck in there) and
attached to a wall to keep them upright and from falling to
sleep for a long period of time?
3215) Looks like a device to crimp flush with a surface -- perhaps
a cable passing through a nipple and then crimped to hold it
3216) A drill guide -- for drilling holes for dowels at a set-able
distance from the edge of a wood piece.
Looks like guide bushings for 1/4" 1/2" and 5/8", but hard to
be sure -- when I zoom in the jpeg artifacts hide the details,
and you did not put the dead-on view in to the "larger image"
site. Even the angled view on that site doesn't give really
legible views when zoomed in.
I wonder what the spacing between the pegs on the top side is,
and whether it is a convenient size for some common piece of
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
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