What is it? Set 378

I need some help figuring out two of them this week:
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Rob
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Rob H.
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2179 2180 2181 - Aerator or plant starter? 2182 2183 - sample holder 2184 - Aviation flight path gauge
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Michael Kenefick
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Nah.... it's a fly case for a fly fisherman.
2181 looks a lot like a primitive fiber comb, like for teasing out flax or raffia, but the handles suggest it was thrust down onto the object, rather than the object being thrown against it.
It might be a tool for moving/sliding something big and fluffy that has nowhere to grip, like a bale of some fiber goods.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Guesses
2179 - Drain pipe cleanout tool and/or root cutter?
2180 - Early model of a physician's reflex hammer (rubber tire missing)?
Sonny
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Sonny
Correct, it's for storing flies.
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Rob H.
Not exactly correct but you're not far off.
If you click the link under the photo you will see close-ups of the end which show it to be a small container with a retractable lid.
Rob
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Rob H.
2183 -- Dry-fly tin, for fishing flies. (Wet-fly tins are thinner). This one looks like it's from the early '50s. I have one just like it and still use it.
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Ed Huntress
2182: A manual can-opener. Heavy duty.
Bill
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Bill
2179
2180
2181 Lawn aerator
2182 lineman pliers
2183 Fly Box
2184 navigation measuring tool
Robert
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Robert
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2182 Used by customs authorities when they lock down goods?
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Uffe Bærentsen
2181: Dibble board
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Kent Walker
I don't know if it's specifically for aviation, but you have the right idea in that it's for measuring distance on a map. Someone sent the photo to me from Europe, haven't been able to find another one like it on the web.
Rob
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Rob H.
2179 -
2180 -
2181 - Looks like a seed bed prep tool. Press it into the soft soil and you have nice even rows to drop a seed in. Makes transplanting MUCH easier. I use something similar in my greenhouse.
2182 -
2183 - Fly box for fisherman
2184 - Looks like a map scale.
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Steve W.
I need some help figuring out two of them this week:
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Rob
2180 is a watchmakers blueing pan.
2183 is a box for holding fishing flies.
Steve R.
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Steve
2179 wood stove pipe cleaner or sewerage pipe reamer 2181 lawn aerator
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Kevin(Bluey)
This answer is correct.
Still uncertain about the two unidentified tools, some of the suggestions for them sound good but I haven't been able to find proof for them. The answers for the rest of them can be seen here:
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Rob
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Rob H.
Sounds like a good use for it, my only reservation is that it might be a little small for that but I still like this idea.
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Rob H.
Is that felt (or some other fabric) on the back of the brass disk? That would probably prevent it from being used at any high temperature. Additionally, I think bluing solutions would eat up the brass. There doesn't appear to be any staining to indicate it was used for this. One thin I notice is that all of the screws are plain slotted style, not Phillips.
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lektric dan
I just heard back from the owner of it and they said that "the dark surface is just aged brass patina".
I'm not convinced that it's a bluing pan, though I think that someone made it for heating something. It's probably a one off, and if that's the case then it's almost impossible to guess the exact purpose that the person had in mind.
Rob
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Rob H.
Sounds like a good use for it, my only reservation is that it might be a little small for that but I still like this idea.
They are small! mine was made from an old mainspring drum from a large pocket watch.
Steve R.
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Steve

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