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3031 "Caltrops", (a tire puncture trap)
3032 A hose or tubing fitting wrench?
3034 cable or pipe support to fit tight against a bulkhead... marine duty?
3035 looks to be a checker for the sizes of various washers or o-rings.
Hangs on wall, leaves space to fit devices through the slots.
3036 cap piece of the Washington Monument
3033 Glideslope antenna. Mounted in the nose of an airplane to receive
the signal for the glideslope component of the ILS landing system.
Largely superceded by simpler, more efficient antennas these days.
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DAMN! I knew I'd seen one of those inside the nosecone before! (and me, a
And the 'basin' wrench... I knew that name, somewhere in the back of my
3035: 8 slots in one direction and 8 in the other. I wonder if it was
used to check coins, particularly where coins from more than one nation
were in circulation. If you can't read what's stamped on the coin, you
see which slot fits the thickness and diameter. If you can read it but
think it may be counterfeit, you check the size with the gauge, then
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
3031) I've never seen a sheet metal caltrops before, but that is
obviously what it is. (Something initially to halt mounted
military charges.) These would probably do a nice job of
slicing open tires.
3032) At a guess, something to plug into a removable plate (e.g an
access plate for shutoff valves), turn to lock the handle to the
plate, and lift it out.
3033) Assuming that what is behind it is a mirror reflection, I see
what appears to be a Type-N RF connector, which suggests that
this is either a delay line, or a quarter-wavelength or
half-wavelength stub for something like an antenna.
3034) Hmm ... no size on this. If the notches for the pipes formed
a horizontal line, I would suggest that this is part of a
cattleguard (placed in a recess in a gateway. Cattle won't
cross it, but a vehicle can drive right over it.
But -- since they are forming a slightly concave shape, I think
that it perhaps forms a bench for outdoors use. Pipes go in the
notches, and the base fastens to a flat surface. Looks like a
few too many mounting holes compared to what I think that it
3035) Looks too thin to be an adjustable height support for shelves,
so I don't really know.
3036) Again -- no size. And slotted head screws are made in all
kinds of sizes.
But the grounding cable terminal looks fairly large -- say at
least for 1-0 wire. And it looks as though the terminal has
been soldered to the spike, which suggests that it is probably
So, I'm going to say that this is intended to attract lightning
away from other adjacent things, and to ground it. Certainly
not the shape of the already ancient lighting rods which I knew
in South Texas back in the 1950s, but the shape should suffice
for the purpose, and those screws allow the spike to be replaced
if it gets partially melted by a heavy strike.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.