What is it? (Amateur Version POST09)

Here is the ninth post in the series. As usual, I will try to answer questi ons about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are provi
de via dropbox. L. Flynn
POST09_TOOL33 This metal tool is 9 inches long. It has a spring to keep it in the open po sition. One jaw has a metal stop and slot. The other jaw has a tab that fit s through the slot. The fit is close at the front of the slot but with a ta b's width of clearance at the back. The handles are covered in a rubbery re d plastic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3aq56jjv65i3qv/POST09_TOOL33_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST09_TOOL34 This is a metal and plastic tool approximately 17 inches long. It is a long metal bolt attached to a plastic and metal end. If you had it to experimen t with, you would quickly determine its use. https://www.dropbox.com/s/cazdf3w1nxpmwwu/POST09_TOOL34_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST09_TOOL35 This is a metal tool approximately 6 inches long. It has an expansion sprin g with the rest position open. The jaws have threaded holes with a 1/4 inch diameter. When I got the tool only one of them had a fitting in it. The fi tting has a concave metal surface approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and a plastic outer covering. The companion fitting would have a similar diameter but a different face. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6jfnyqszw9d8ao/POST09_TOOL35_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST09_TOOL36 This tool is a metal tool approximately 7 inches long. The handles are cove red with plastic. When you close the handles you open the jaws. There is a set screw with a set nut to control how wide the jaws open when the handles are closed. They can range from 0 to 1 inch. https://www.dropbox.com/s/znmhuabsqyapnr0/POST09_TOOL36_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
Still no answer POST05_TOOL17 This is a metal tool approximately 8 inches long. The handle is a metal tub e but covered in red rubbery plastic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bftew6dc29w58eu/POST05_TOOL17_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 I do not know what this tool is. My first thought on seeing it was that it is a novelty Giant Bottle Opener but it is overdesigned as it is a strong s teel tool with a good quality grip/cover. It could obviously be used to pry off covers (perhaps off of buckets) but the dimensions are not like other examples I've found.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Notching tool of some time.

Magnetic parts/screw catcher. Lets you pick up that screw or ?? when you drop it into that place you can't get your hand in.

It's a pair of pliers used to set rivets and snaps in fabric or similar item.

External snap ring pliers with a stop.

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This is my last post in the series. Thanks for the answers, comments and st ories. L. Flynn
POST09_TOOL33 This metal tool is 9 inches long. It has a spring to keep it in the open po sition. One jaw has a metal stop and slot. The other jaw has a tab that fit s through the slot. The fit is close at the front of the slot but with a ta b's width of clearance at the back. The handles are covered in a rubbery re d plastic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3aq56jjv65i3qv/POST09_TOOL33_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Red Malco SL5 Vinyl and Aluminum Snap Lock Punch (Amazon.com product link shortened)
POST09_TOOL34 This is a metal and plastic tool approximately 17 inches long. It is a long metal bolt attached to a plastic and metal end. If you had it to experimen t with, you would quickly determine its use. https://www.dropbox.com/s/cazdf3w1nxpmwwu/POST09_TOOL34_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Magnetic retrieving tool to get the screw that slipped down inside the door frame.
POST09_TOOL35 This is a metal tool approximately 6 inches long. It has an expansion sprin g with the rest position open. The jaws have threaded holes with a 1/4 inch diameter. When I got the tool only one of them had a fitting in it. The fi tting has a concave metal surface approximately 1/2 inch in diameter and a plastic outer covering. The companion fitting would have a similar diameter but a different face. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6jfnyqszw9d8ao/POST09_TOOL35_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Grommet/Eyelet Pliers -- similar to this one -- https://goldstartool.com/Eyelet_Setting_Pliers_with_100_Grommets.html
POST09_TOOL36 This tool is a metal tool approximately 7 inches long. The handles are cove red with plastic. When you close the handles you open the jaws. There is a set screw with a set nut to control how wide the jaws open when the handles are closed. They can range from 0 to 1 inch. https://www.dropbox.com/s/znmhuabsqyapnr0/POST09_TOOL36_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Older version of these VACO Adjustable Snap Ring Pliers with set screw -- http://www.ebay.ie/itm/200864549548?clk_rvr_id 2311009964&rmvSB=true
POST05_TOOL17 This is a metal tool approximately 8 inches long. The handle is a metal tub e but covered in red rubbery plastic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bftew6dc29w58eu/POST05_TOOL17_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 I do not know what this tool is. My first thought on seeing it was that it is a novelty Giant Bottle Opener but it is overdesigned as it is a strong s teel tool with a good quality grip/cover. It could obviously be used to pry off covers (perhaps off buckets) but the dimensions are not like other exa mples I've found. A new suggestion is that is used to reseal metal lids on buckets.
POST04_TOOL14 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fo4hcwqe2yety3v/POST04_TOOL14_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 A nine inch long metal tool in the adjustable vice grip family. When closed , the jaws form a rounded square with two small semicircular dips on opposi te sides. A second opening in the shape of a rectangular slot is also forme d. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fo4hcwqe2yety3v/POST04_TOOL14_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 These vice grips http://www.drumsanders.net/images/pictures/irwin-1078tray-10piece-visegrip- plier-set.jpg have been altered by welding two pieces to the jaws. They are similar to Vi ce Grips for crimping brass ferrules -- https://www.eddieswelding.com/3-8-vice-grip-crimper.html
POST03_TOOL10 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzv2dk1y2shesud/POST03_TOOL10_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 This 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. This is likely a forceps. It looks like the antique Urology Foceps here
http://antiquescientifica.com/urology_forceps_lithotomy_Tiemann.jpg
but it lacks the barbs and is not of good quality stainless steel or nickel . It may be a pair of chemistry forceps.
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Here is a combined set of post in the series. As usual, I will try to answe r questions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures a re provide via dropbox.
POST10_TOOL37 This metal and plastic tool is a little over five inches long. A curved met al shaft with a four-point-star-shaped cross-section extends from the end o f one arm toward the other one. The four points of the star extend out at t he end to create a concave bowl approximately 1/16 of an inch deep. The oth er arm ends in a circular opening and has a plastic piece attached to it. I t has a simple expansion spring with fairly weak resistance that keeps it i n its fully open position. There is approximately one inch of clearance bet ween the shaft and the circular hole in the open position. The plastic piec e stops the closing when the four-pronged metal shaft is just beyond the ci rcular hole in the opposing arm. https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1v92do6nwfw84k/POST10_TOOL37_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST10_TOOL38 This metal tool has three arms that can be rotated independently. One ends in a flat metal circle at a right angle to the arm. The second is a straigh t metal rod ending in a point. The third ends in a small spoon-shaped featu re. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1n089g3mxjdjig1/POST10_TOOL38_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST10_TOOL39 This metal tool has four pivot points. It is eight and one half inches long in its extended position but only three and one half inches long in its co mpressed postion. Correspondingly it is three inches wide when extended but six inches wide when compressed. Two circular arcs at one end meet when it is fully extended. There are two small tabs at the other end with a trade name on them. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw75r487tz4ofqh/POST10_TOOL39_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST10_TOOL40 This metal tool is missing its three foot wooden shaft. It is a little unde r eight inches long and has five barbed prongs. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0c5hgqu934uz9n2/POST10_TOOL40_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST11_TOOL41 This plastic and metal tool is approximately five and one half inches wide. There is a plastic (possible bakelite) handle which can be removed and sto red inside the metal compartment. One side of the metal compartment is hing ed and can be opened or closed. The other side has an opening with a revolv ing metal shaft with plastic bristles set in it. It appears to be missing s ome of the bristles. Plastic wheels on either end of the shaft extend outsi de the metal compartment. There are metal walls on either side of the brist led shaft extending half way up. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r85qtig6jzzci5/POST11_TOOL41_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST11_TOOL42 This aluminum tool is nine inches long. An expansion spring returns it to i ts open position. Two ridged, oval jaws meet early flushly. One of the jaws extends across and beyond the other jaw on one side. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xeul65ws8vz6ggm/POST11_TOOL42_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST11_TOOL43 This metal tool is eleven inches long. It ends in an elongated 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch loop positioned at a slight angle to the shaft. The side of the lo op is a narrow metal wall with a dull "bottom" and a narrow "top". The hand le has two indentations on opposite sites the line up confortably with the thumb and index finger when the tool is held out. There are three regularly space notches on the shaft near the handle. There is a "2" imprinted on t he shaft. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bmpa2xqalldjujn/POST11_TOOL43_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST11_TOOL44 This metal tool is a metal rod eleven inches long with attachments at eithe r end. At one end there is a five inch long metal rod with crimped ends tha t passes perpendicularly through a hole in the shaft. This smaller rod can move freely rotating or back and forth until it reaches the ends. The other end of the long main rod is widened and has metal ridges on it. It also ha s an attachement. This attachment is a C-shaped piece of metal, which can p ivot in the plane of the C, mounted on a small shaft passing through the la rger one. The C is pulled toward the main shaft by a weak spring. The small shaft is held in place on one side by the a broadened cross-section and on the other by a fairly rigid pin. This pin fits into a slot set in and para llel to the axis of the main rod but the small shaft can be rotated with a small amount of force. The two pin postions of the small shaft place the C- shaped piece's motion perpendicular to the main rod's axis. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzk6mnhg81jqnji/POST11_TOOL44_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST12_TOOL45 This four-inch long metal and plastic tool is in the pliers family. The han dles are coated in a red rubbery plastic. The closed postion creates a near ly circular opening a little less that 1/4 inch in diameter. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdgc2cde80omsgm/POST12_TOOL45_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST12_TOOL46 This tool is in the metal scissors/cutters family but who uses them. The bl ades are 1/4 inch deep and have two types of metal in them. One for the cut ting edges and another for the deeper part. The deeper parts have a small g ap between them when the cutting edges have been completely engaged. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nc0yn0lrxbu0adc/POST12_TOOL46_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST12_TOOL47 This six-inch long metal tool has a complicated pair of jaws. One jaw exten ds to either side and has recesses and bent tabs. The other side has a shar p tooth that moves with the lever action. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xii9yoagjbhbno1/POST12_TOOL47_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST12_ITEM48 These metal objects are 3 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inches. They are not ac tually tools. Each has over two hundred sharp spines. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6jocf165aa3gqnc/POST12_TOOL48_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST13_ITEM49 This plastic and metal tool is almost 9 inches long. It has an expansion sp ring which keeps it in the closed position. One of the jaws is much shorter than the other one and fits inside it. The other is approximately two inch es longer and ends in a one-inch long serrated region. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/ep08vnq6oelcvau/AACAjowxHzfIS5-33vdQ6lLua
POST13_ITEM50 This five-inch metal tool is in the pliers family. It opens and closes free ly. The jaws are short cylinders with indentations on the facing sides near the end. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/drjizgkae4r192z/AADmqNuoOFTY3N-l2TSPnNs0a
POST13_ITEM51 This seven inch long metal and plastic tool is in the hammer family. The he ad has a hexagonal cross section. The other end flattens and comes to a poi nt but has a raised ridge running down the middle of side toward the handle https://www.dropbox.com/sc/o6nde3fhkqyzyj9/AAA6ZSwg-gmL0xKCDuDFP_RXa
POST13_ITEM52 These pictures show two knives. The questions are who uses each one and for what purpose. One is a seven inch long metal knife and is a very solid obj ect. The previous owner could not provide any information on its history. I t does not appear to have been kept well but one edge is still sharp; the o ther side is dull. The other knife is 3 1/2 inches long and is mainly metal but has small decorative stones in the handle it comes to a sharp point wi th sharpened edges.
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On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 11:32:26 AM UTC-5, Larry Flynn wrote:

wer questions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are provide via dropbox.

etal shaft with a four-point-star-shaped cross-section extends from the end of one arm toward the other one. The four points of the star extend out at the end to create a concave bowl approximately 1/16 of an inch deep. The o ther arm ends in a circular opening and has a plastic piece attached to it. It has a simple expansion spring with fairly weak resistance that keeps it in its fully open position. There is approximately one inch of clearance b etween the shaft and the circular hole in the open position. The plastic pi ece stops the closing when the four-pronged metal shaft is just beyond the circular hole in the opposing arm.

s in a flat metal circle at a right angle to the arm. The second is a strai ght metal rod ending in a point. The third ends in a small spoon-shaped fea ture.

ng in its extended position but only three and one half inches long in its compressed postion. Correspondingly it is three inches wide when extended b ut six inches wide when compressed. Two circular arcs at one end meet when it is fully extended. There are two small tabs at the other end with a trad e name on them.

der eight inches long and has five barbed prongs.

e. There is a plastic (possible bakelite) handle which can be removed and s tored inside the metal compartment. One side of the metal compartment is hi nged and can be opened or closed. The other side has an opening with a revo lving metal shaft with plastic bristles set in it. It appears to be missing some of the bristles. Plastic wheels on either end of the shaft extend out side the metal compartment. There are metal walls on either side of the bri stled shaft extending half way up.

its open position. Two ridged, oval jaws meet early flushly. One of the ja ws extends across and beyond the other jaw on one side.

y 1/4 inch loop positioned at a slight angle to the shaft. The side of the loop is a narrow metal wall with a dull "bottom" and a narrow "top". The ha ndle has two indentations on opposite sites the line up confortably with th e thumb and index finger when the tool is held out. There are three regular ly space notches on the shaft near the handle. There is a "2" imprinted on the shaft.

her end. At one end there is a five inch long metal rod with crimped ends t hat passes perpendicularly through a hole in the shaft. This smaller rod ca n move freely rotating or back and forth until it reaches the ends. The oth er end of the long main rod is widened and has metal ridges on it. It also has an attachement. This attachment is a C-shaped piece of metal, which can pivot in the plane of the C, mounted on a small shaft passing through the larger one. The C is pulled toward the main shaft by a weak spring. The sma ll shaft is held in place on one side by the a broadened cross-section and on the other by a fairly rigid pin. This pin fits into a slot set in and pa rallel to the axis of the main rod but the small shaft can be rotated with a small amount of force. The two pin postions of the small shaft place the C-shaped piece's motion perpendicular to the main rod's axis.

andles are coated in a red rubbery plastic. The closed postion creates a ne arly circular opening a little less that 1/4 inch in diameter.

blades are 1/4 inch deep and have two types of metal in them. One for the c utting edges and another for the deeper part. The deeper parts have a small gap between them when the cutting edges have been completely engaged.

ends to either side and has recesses and bent tabs. The other side has a sh arp tooth that moves with the lever action.

actually tools. Each has over two hundred sharp spines.

spring which keeps it in the closed position. One of the jaws is much short er than the other one and fits inside it. The other is approximately two in ches longer and ends in a one-inch long serrated region.

eely. The jaws are short cylinders with indentations on the facing sides ne ar the end.

head has a hexagonal cross section. The other end flattens and comes to a p oint but has a raised ridge running down the middle of side toward the hand le

or what purpose. One is a seven inch long metal knife and is a very solid o bject. The previous owner could not provide any information on its history. It does not appear to have been kept well but one edge is still sharp; the other side is dull. The other knife is 3 1/2 inches long and is mainly met al but has small decorative stones in the handle it comes to a sharp point with sharpened edges. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/0ago5k89ddr1g8p/AAB3x3k6WOu0sJ0nHGcck3LAa

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Larry Flynn wrote:

Here fishy fishy...

Lint sweeper / mini sweeper

Have seen them used for various uses, popping zits, doing piercings

Hey plumber got a basin wrench...

Look like thread shears, used by seamstresses

Hey joe, you got a handle for this can...

SOO WEE Hog ring pliers

Actually it's in the chisel family, Exhaust pipe chisel to be exact.

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Correct answers have been given for several tools.
POST10_TOOL37 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1v92do6nwfw84k/POST10_TOOL37_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Cherry or Oliver Pitter
POST10_TOOL38 This metal tool has three arms that can be rotated independently. One ends in a flat metal circle at a right angle to the arm. The second is a straigh t metal rod ending in a point. The third ends in a small spoon-shaped featu re. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1n089g3mxjdjig1/POST10_TOOL38_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST10_TOOL39 This metal tool has four pivot points. It is eight and one half inches long in its extended position but only three and one half inches long in its co mpressed postion. Correspondingly it is three inches wide when extended but six inches wide when compressed. Two circular arcs at one end meet when it is fully extended. There are two small tabs at the other end with a trade name on them. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw75r487tz4ofqh/POST10_TOOL39_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST10_TOOL40 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0c5hgqu934uz9n2/POST10_TOOL40_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Pentadent for huting eels; Frog Gig
POST11_TOOL41 This plastic and metal tool is approximately five and one half inches wide. There is a plastic (possible bakelite) handle which can be removed and sto red inside the metal compartment. One side of the metal compartment is hing ed and can be opened or closed. The other side has an opening with a revolv ing metal shaft with plastic bristles set in it. It appears to be missing s ome of the bristles. Plastic wheels on either end of the shaft extend outsi de the metal compartment. There are metal walls on either side of the brist led shaft extending half way up. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8r85qtig6jzzci5/POST11_TOOL41_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 It's a sweeper but not for lint.
POST11_TOOL42 This aluminum tool is nine inches long. An expansion spring returns it to i ts open position. Two ridged, oval jaws meet early flushly. One of the jaws extends across and beyond the other jaw on one side. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xeul65ws8vz6ggm/POST11_TOOL42_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST11_TOOL43 This metal tool is eleven inches long. It ends in an elongated 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch loop positioned at a slight angle to the shaft. The side of the lo op is a narrow metal wall with a dull "bottom" and a narrow "top". The hand le has two indentations on opposite sites the line up confortably with the thumb and index finger when the tool is held out. There are three regularly space notches on the shaft near the handle. There is a "2" imprinted on t he shaft. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bmpa2xqalldjujn/POST11_TOOL43_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 This is a medical instrument but not the one guessed.
POST11_TOOL44 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uzk6mnhg81jqnji/POST11_TOOL44_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Basin/Sink Wrench
POST12_TOOL45 This four-inch long metal and plastic tool is in the pliers family. The han dles are coated in a red rubbery plastic. The closed positon creates a near ly circular opening a little less that 1/4 inch in diameter. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdgc2cde80omsgm/POST12_TOOL45_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST12_TOOL46 This tool is in the metal scissors/cutters family but who uses them. The bl ades are 1/4 inch deep and have two types of metal in them. One for the cut ting edges and another for the deeper part. The deeper parts have a small g ap between them when the cutting edges have been completely engaged. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nc0yn0lrxbu0adc/POST12_TOOL46_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Not for Seamstress work.
POST12_TOOL47 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xii9yoagjbhbno1/POST12_TOOL47_PICALL.JPG?dl=0 Chromed Pliers Can Opener 3 Claveles
POST12_ITEM48 These metal objects are 3 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inches. They are not ac tually tools. Each has over two hundred sharp spines. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6jocf165aa3gqnc/POST12_TOOL48_PICALL.JPG?dl=0
POST13_ITEM49 This plastic and metal tool is almost 9 inches long. It has an expansion sp ring which keeps it in the closed position. One of the jaws is much shorter than the other one and fits inside it. The other is approximately two inch es longer and ends in a one-inch long serrated region. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/ep08vnq6oelcvau/AACAjowxHzfIS5-33vdQ6lLua
POST13_ITEM50 https://www.dropbox.com/sc/drjizgkae4r192z/AADmqNuoOFTY3N-l2TSPnNs0a Hog Ring Pliers
POST13_ITEM51 https://www.dropbox.com/sc/o6nde3fhkqyzyj9/AAA6ZSwg-gmL0xKCDuDFP_RXa Muffler/Tailpipe Splitter Chisel
POST13_ITEM52 These pictures show two knives. The questions are who uses each one and for what purpose. One is a seven inch long metal knife and is a very solid obj ect. The previous owner could not provide any information on its history. I t does not appear to have been kept well but one edge is still sharp; the o ther side is dull. The other knife is 3 1/2 inches long and is mainly metal but has small decorative stones in the handle it comes to a sharp point wi th sharpened edges. https://www.dropbox.com/sc/0ago5k89ddr1g8p/AAB3x3k6WOu0sJ0nHGcck3LAa
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Here is a combined set of post in the series. As usual, I will try to answer questions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are provide via dropbox.
POST10_TOOL37
Used to pit cherry, olives
POST10_TOOL40
frog gigger
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On Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:53:32 -0500, "Robert"

More likely for sturgeon (also pike and muskies).
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On Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:32:20 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Pipe smokers tool: stem cleaner, bowl scraper, tamper

For lifting canning jars from boiling water

Fish spear

Button hook

Basin wrench

End nippers

Can handle

Muffler removal tool

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