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Rob
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R.H.
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823 looks similar to some old autoshutter-timer for cameras
824 is it used for casting small parts?
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825 a whatthehellisthis 825 second guess: caliber for inner side of tubes?
826 to squeeze the wather out of clothes?
827, 828 same as 825
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Christian Stü
823- some kind of dial-o-matic container where you dial the internal bin you want to line up with the little spring-loaded lid. But to hold... pencil leads?
824- 2-man sledgehammer for... hammering big sledges.
825- used in the maintenance of strowger switches. How? What, you can't tell I'm guessing?
826- Yet another kind of cotton carder.
827- You turn the center knob, it pulls the legs up into the device, causing the 3 circular pads to grip... something.
828- I want to say a scintillometer but the level blows that theory...
Dave
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spamTHISbrp
824. Fred Flintstone's rabbit ear's antenna.
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Leon
827. Can opener
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Leon
824 Two man sledge hammer. 826. Approx. 32" tall: Makes Silage? 828. 5-1/8" long - Hand transit.
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clutch
824. The two handles are weird. I can't see two people having the right coordination and you wouldn't need two-person strength to swing that. I'm guessing it's used for standing on a rail and hitting squarely in a perpendicular directions. Maybe for removing railroad ties?
827. It looks like a beading machine for circular tops. A can closer?
R
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RicodJour
828. Sight level for finding a place on the same level on a distant object as one's present position?
You stand somewhere, and look through the sight level. When the top or internal level is centered, what you're looking at is at the same height or level as you are. I'm not sure how the level is viewed, via a mirror or another spirit level inside the device.
One made my first boss a millionaire. He used a sight level to find out if a farm he thought to buy was on the same level as the coalfields west of it. It was, and he made mucho bucks selling the strip mining rights.
He also insisted on back filling and contour restoration. Once the earth had settled, he sold the land as building lots and also built some houses on spec.
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John Husvar
I think 824 is meant to be used by one person tamping down earth.
> 827. It looks like a beading machine for circular tops. A can closer?
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Marc Dashevsky
My 16-pound maul has the momentum to split logs much better than a 10-pound hammer. I have made a 50-pound hammer to drive fence posts quickly and without damage. I can't imagine handling anything more than 50 pounds alone.
In the days before hydraulic tools, a 71-pound hammer would have served important functions. The men would pick up the two-handled hammer close to their bodies. In letting it fall, they would watch to keep the head from tilting to one side. The coordination would be as easy as putting down a table without spilling a cup of coffee sitting on it.
An ancient two-handled hammer has been found in a limestone quarry in Egypt. The head is limestone. I imagine it was for driving wooden wedges. If you tried to drive a wooden wedge under a big stone block with a little hammer, you would damage the wedge but not move it.
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Doghouse
828 = Hand held level (eyepiece on one end, sight through cross-hairs). Usually no magnification. Still in use today.
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Ivan Vegvary
If someone did swing a tool that heavy I bet you I can guess his first name, "Sir!" And don't leave off the exclamation point if you know what's good for you. ;)
I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that it's movement in operation was straight up and straight down? Someone mentioned tamping earth, but the present day tools for compacting earth are more like 20 pounds. Having such a heavy weight wouldn't speed things up much. Two guys with two 20 pound tampers would move more quickly. The side faces are also chamfered/rounded, so I imagine those would be the business faces.
Okay, but this isn't Egypt and it wasn't used for building pyramids. The tool is probably a hundred or hundred and fifty years old, right? When stone masons split rock, they use iron feathers and wedges, not wood wedges. It doesn't make much sense to have an iron tool and wood wedges. I would bet dollars to donuts that it's a railroad tool used for nudging ties into place and straightening out the track.
R
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RicodJour
823. The closest thing it reminds me of is a split-shot dispenser in my fishing tackle box. It would appear to hold ten types of thing which are about an inch long and a few mm wide. I think sewing needles might be a bit too long. Fuses might fit but there aren't ten types as far as I know. It would do nicely for split-shot though.
824. Two handled hammer for driving wedges into trees or for splitting stone.
826. Carding machine for wool or cotton.
827. For fitting milk bottle tops or similar. -- Dave Baker Puma Race Engines
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Dave Baker
828. Sight level - used for 1 man grade finding in construction
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Epictitus
The first one looks like a mechanical calculator to me... 824 looks like a two man sledgehammer, maybe for rockbreaking or knocking railroad rails into position? No comment on 825, contact courtney love for further details... 826 probably is a carder, I think you're right... no idea, and no idea. GCC
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gcc
No, there are dozens. But I think 823 is a blaster's personal cap box.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Below are links to three more objects, items A and C are unidentified, though I have my own unverified guesses. For now I've decided not to place these on my site, but I'd still like to know what they are for:
A. If I remember correctly, the diameter of the body of it is around 1-1/2" to 2", the two brass pieces can be unscrewed and removed, with a hollow interior:
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B. Approx. 8" long:
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C. Someone sent this one to me, here is his description of it: 10" long with knob in; 15" long with knob out. 2" in dia, wooden dowel rod is 1/2", and has a metal 1/2" cap on end. Under knob is rubber washer. Handle/knob slides up and down into the white plastice end. Opening of plastic end is 1" and tappers down to 1/2" exit hole. Only information is Made in W. Germany.
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Rob
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R.H.
Yes, it's a container and it holds something about the size of pencil lead but they are made of metal and range in size from 9/16" to 13/16", they also have different diameters:
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Rob
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R.H.
Item c looks like a tool to insert corks into wine bottles .
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Snag
Bovine suppository inserter? =:-O
Cheers! Rich
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Rich the Newsgroup Wacko

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