O.K. Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking again.
357) Looks like a multi-function tool -- pliers, wire cutter,
hammer, crimper staple extractor, and the long claws perhaps for
tensioning the wire.
358) Ice cube tray divider -- designed to break free of the ice
cubes when the tray is flexed. (Some had a lever to break it
all free, but this one appears to not be so equipped.
359) Hmm ... looks kind of like some really ancient handcuffs
that I have seen (a screw reaches in the larger round piece to
disengage from the other half). But at 3" total I'm not sure
that it is large enough -- in which case it might be part of a
hobble for a horse?
360) Optical, for sure. I can see two possible functions:
a) As a microscope -- with that tiny a hole, the eye
should be able to focus on the pin head.
b) As a projector -- a bright light placed near the
open end should project the image of the pin head onto a
361) An annunciator panel. A push-button somewhere else will cause
a buzzing sound at the panel, and the flappers with the numbers
will drop to a horizontal position.
Interesting that the numbers from 1 through 6 are duplicated in
a larger size -- perhaps greater importance?
Hmm -- the holes under each one suggest that this is really a
simple phone switchboard -- perhaps for a hotel or something
similar. And I *think* that when the flappers are dropped, they
close contacts to keep making a buzzing sound until they are
reset. The holes are the jacks for patch cables to connect from
one to the next.
In that case, the six at the bottom are perhaps outside lines,
to annunciate incoming calls? But where are the jacks for
those -- somewhere outside the borders of what is shown?
362) Hmm -- T&B is (among other things) a manufacturer of crimp
connectors. But I don't think that this one has anything to do
with crimp connectors. It looks rather like a tool for bending
armatures in relays -- but it might be yet another tool for
Now to see what others have posted.
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