2575 tuning fork, made by someone who doesn't do metal work
2576 valve wrench for acetylene tanks
2577 some kind of valve for a water pipe?
2578 cabinet key
2579 roofers hatchet
2580 no clue. Maybe bar towel holder?
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2575: Something to do with looms? (or All purpose wooden tuning fork lol)
2576: Just to attach to a holder?
2577: Work break whistle?
2578: Church key or skeleton key? But for what?
2579: Interesting hatchet, crow bar, hammer, but for what?
2580: nut cracker?
'75: a clamp for holding boards together for planing?
'76: tank valve stem tool/bottle opener, for when you need to rebraze
lines on the AC system on a 100 degree day, and want to keep cool with
'78: victrola case cover key
'79: crate axe/paw
'80: some kind of grabby thingy. No real clue what for: rope? cloth?
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2575) Hmm ... the angles on the tips suggest that it is to slide
over something, but the grain at the far end of the notch will
make it too weak to have much holding power.
At a guess -- it slides over something like the side panel of
a truck with a cross pin to bear in the flat surface of the fork
shown, where it should be strong enough.
2576) A combination -- an opener for capped glass bottles of beer (or
soft drinks as well, but the wrong brand), and a wrench to work
on either a valve or the width adjustment on old roller skates.
Given the beer label on it, I would suspect that it is intended
to work the valve on a CO2 tank to feed a beer dispenser.
2577) Looks like a valve for dumping the steam pressure on a steam
engine -- either a stationary one for powering a factory, or the
usual mobile one on rails. I think that it may also include a
pressure relief valve.
2578) Well ... obviously a key. Presumably the 'V' in the handle has
some significance, but I don't know it.
It could be the key to a tall clock case, or to a cedar chest
(hope chest), or something similar.
The 'V' suggests "Volvo", but it does not look like a key to an
automobile. Wrong style -- a warded lock, instead of pin or
I guess that it could fit an old style padlock.
2579) Another combination tool. Hatchet, hammer, nail puller, and
the hook opposite the hatchet blade may be for breaking into a
door -- so it perhaps is a fireman's tool.
I like the attachment of the blade to the shank. The impact of
using it as a hammer would tighten the fit rather than loosen
it. I would like to see the back side to see whether there is a
screw or nut to hold the hatchet blade onto the shank (and
attaching the hammer head), or whether the metal has simply been
2580) Looks rather decorative. I think that it could serve to grip a
rope for making it easier to pull -- gripped between the knurled
half-circle and the swinging hook. The ball on the other end I
think is purely decorative. (This is two different woods, is it
not?) Otherwise, if metal, it could pivot on that ball.)
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.