Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The object is to name the tool or how it was used, there is a link to the answers at the bottom of this page.

1. Approximately 8' diameter:

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2. 5" tall:

Two similar tools:

3. 47" long, patented August 9, 1892:

4. 20" long, patented in 1893:

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5. 10" long:

6. Around 6-1/2" long, this spiked object might look like it's from a horror movie but it was made to serve a particular purpose:

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7. 14" tall:

8. 30" long:

Pulling the trigger releases the two points near the end, if it's pulled once again they are retracted:

9. 6" long:

10. 12" tall x 11" diameter:


12. 16" long:

13. Approximately 18" long, this first photo is a salesman's sample and is smaller that the actual product. The two straight pieces can freely rotate.

40" long as seen below, it's a different model but used for the same purpose:

14. 11-1/2" long, compressing the handles opens the jaws at both ends:

15. 6" long:

16. 25" long:

17. 10" long:

18. 4-3/4" long:

19. 2" tall:

A different model of the same piece of hardware:

20. 5" long, patented in 1865:

It's spring returned to the position seen in the first two photos.

21. The subject here is the large wooden apparatus, the miscellaneous tools are not necessarily related to it:

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22. 8-1/4" long, invented in 1862:

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23. 59" long:

24. 26" tall x 15" diameter, a hollowed log, open on both ends with a two piece lid that can be locked in place with a wedge:

There are two small notches at the bottom:

25. 7-1/2" long:

26. The blade is 9-1/2" long, first patented in the 1870's:

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27. 12" long:

It's hollow from the base of the wedge at least up to the hole seen in the third photo:

14" long, used in a similar manner as the previous tool, hollow from the bottom up to the small hole in the side: