Hi, Here is the third post in the series. I will try to answer questions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are provide via dro pbox. I changed the format so that there is one composite image per tool.
POST03_TOOL09This tool is metal adn approximately 5 inches long. It produces a hole appr oximately 1/8 inch in diameter. There is a slide to close or open to fill o r empty the storage compartment. The spring is a compression spring and req uires approximately three pounds of force. I have obscured the Patent Numbe r and the stamped name on the tool as it would be too easy with them shown.
POST03_TOOL10This tool is metal and it is approximately twelve inches long. The pinching ends are shaped like small spoons. When closed, there is still some abilit y to apply additional pressure but it is not too great as the handles have some give and there is no mechanical advantage.
POST03_TOOL11This tool is metal with rubber/plastic on the handles. It has a latch to ke ep it closed when not in use. An expansion spring inside one of the handles forces it back to the open position if not latched. It only requires a cou ple of pounds of force on the ends of the handles to oppose this spring. As can be seen, there are three pivot points. I find it a well-designed tool for its use. There is a tool name and manufacturer printed on the inner sid e of one handle.
POST03_TOOL12The preserved parts of this tool are iron and are approximately four feet l ong. It was not well taken care of before I got it and a wooden piece that fit through the hole had rotted away. It looked to have been a smooth round pole about three feet long with a diameter to match the hole.