This week's set has been posted:
This week's set has been posted:
2563. Metallurgy cross section samples
Not a clue on the others.
Thanks, I'll pass this on to the owner of them.
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Guesses:2564 - Looks like some kind of runners for a snow sled; skid runners for delivering firewood.
2566 - An arborist's spade
'63: potted metalurgical samples. probably polished
'64: some kind of hook on rack? Maybe for hanging bunks on a ship?
'63 - Dennis & e likely spot-on. '64 - Have seen this before, but can't remember. '65 - ? '66 - Turfing iron. (for lifting grass turfs). '67 - Shade/protection for a lamp/lantern? '68 - ?
Hey Rob,2564 Barrel ramp, used to load and unload, and also to stock barrel racks in distilleries etc.
2565 Bunsen burner, missing the flame adjustment ring2566 Sod shovel
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2566 looks like a tool to dig a deep trench with straight sides.
I think this is probably correct but would guess that it would be almost impossible to say exactly if it was made for a lamp, a still, a model riverboat, etc.
No correct guesses yet for this one, this particular tool is for a single purpose, but usually it is seen as a notch on a combination tool.
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Thats what I thought too. My father owned a vinegar brewery and so I have some memory of them.
2566: grave digger's shovel
2568 A grill scraper?
2565 is the piston from a hand operated water pump, minus the leather washer.
Nope. Concerning my previous post where I said it was usually seen as a notch on a combination tool, slot would probably be a better choice of words than notch, and there is typically two or three of them.
2568 looks like a patent knife sharpener with parts missing.
Oops -- I didn't get to usenet last night -- too much time fighting with a drafting program for a project I'm building. :-
So -- I'd better post my opinions before I read anyone else's.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.2563) My guess here is that they are metallurgical samples for analysis by some process or other -- microscopic or other.
The sample is cast in the epoxy (I think rather than Bakelite), identification is scratched into one end of the cylinder, and the other is machined and then polished to expose the metal samples for study. Not sure whether it is simply sanded or lapped to provide the needed surface finish. It looks as though most of the samples were extrusions, so I suspect that grain structure was being examined using perhaps a phase contrast microscope.2564) Given the U-bend in each of the cross pieces, I suspect that this was a support for either a flexible pipe or for electrical cables. This sort of thing (usually metal) is typically used in the between the floors spaces in multi-story buildings. (The ones which I have experienced are not quite tall enough to allow walking upright even without all the pipes, cables, air conditioning ducts and such which crowd the space
Not sure why this one is made mostly of wood, and why in the middle of a more gentile environment. :-)2565) Perhaps the handle for a beer dispensing tap. The large end (which we don't see end on) would hold a medallion to identify the beer and the brewery.
2566) Looks to me like something for smoothing concrete.2567) Perhaps something for analyzing the purity of the ore mined? Not sure why the crown spikes.
2568) I think that this is a handle (key) for turning on and off power using a switch with a recessed actuator to prevent the general public from switching things on and off.
O.K. Now to stop and send this before I go on to read the now exposed answers.
My wife swears the shovel is a grave digger's spade, the offset to allow them to scrape the sides of the hole flat. She syas she's seen a few.
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