What is it? Set 387

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2234: Crossbow bolt
2237: I can't even think of those two things being in the same category!
Thanks, Rich
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Rich Grise
A sailing boat rope-tensioner?
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Esra Sdrawkcab
Correct
I was doing some searching on the modern tool and found the primitive one with same name (that describes its function). At that time I wasn't sure how the primitive tool was used, then just a few minutes ago I think I discovered the answer. The bottom line here is that the two tools are not used in the same manner, but the desired end result when using both tools is the same.
Rob
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Rob H.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I _finally_ got one! :-) :-) :-)
Thanks! Rich
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Rich Grise
2237 are arrow straighteners.
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
2237 Spring Clamp Pliers
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Rob
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Leon
That's it!
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Rob H.
Bingo!! I *knew* I'd seen one of those (the modern version) before somewhere, years ago, but I couldn't recall what it was. I'm sure that's it.
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Doug Miller
Is 2235 a battery powered lantern? Eric
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etpm
Correct, it's for use by railroad workers.
Rob
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Rob H.
Is it open at the bottom to light their way without glaring into the eyes of engineers et al?
Thanks, Rich
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Rich Grise
Used to straighten arrows.
Cheers,
John D. Slocomb (jdslocombatgmail)
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J. D. Slocomb
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2233) Interesting, and I'm not sure where the 24" dimensions are taken from. If they are the diagonal from the front to the top it might be small enough.
It looks like a fold-down seat normally affixed to a wall, and intended to hold a baby or a small child, with the legs going o either side of the round center rod. Perhaps for use in some kind of vehicle -- a stagecoach, or a ferry boat or the like.
2234) This looks like a lightweight quarrel for a crossbow. Lightweight, because serious ones would be solid steel or iron for the maximum impact from the weight. This looks like a brass or bronze tip on a wooden shaft.
2235) A special from of a battery powered lantern? It looks like a bulb sticking part way out the bottom within the frame. Given the padded frame, it could be adjusted to a convenient angle, though it seems to be missing a proper reflector to concentrate the light.
2236) Designed to cut or crush something -- which depends on how sharp the blade on the upper moving arm is. Is it steel, iron, or wood?
Given the size, perhaps for cutting the end off a cigar, or for cutting sugar cane to convenient lengths.
Sort of looks as though it once had wooden handles held on by the nuts visible at the ends of the handles.
2237) I really have difficulty picturing the two to perform the same task. The upper one looks as though it could be used to bend some tubing, whle the upper looks like the head of a stone axe or hammer -- grooved to hold the handle one (with tight lashing.)
2238) Aside from being a fairly light hammer, it looks to serve as a square as well.
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
I'm a bit late in today's posting, FWIW.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
That's probably partially correct, there are two bulbs on the bottom, one has a reflector to throw a beam and the other was to illuminate a wider area, the lantern was used to light the trainman's way and also to signal the engineer.
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Rob H.
This one is almost impossible to guess, it's for holding something when working on a house.
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Yes
It's probably made of iron, and never had wood handles. I usually don't give the answer early for the item in the Neatorama collaboration but quite a few got it correct already so I'll go ahead and say that it's a betel nut cutter.
Good guess, it's for tubing with a sharp point on one end. ;-)
Correct, it's for use by a carpenter.
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Rob H.
Just the first one went unidentified this week, the answers for this set can be seen here:
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Rob
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