3055 Gotta answer quick... Almost everyone will recognize this. It is
a telephone magneto/generator. Originally used to generate ringing
current in crank phones. Later used as a prank gadget to shock people.
Rob H. fired this volley in
3055 Yup... we called 'em "worm jumpers", too. Just an old telephone
3056 Knife (and presumably chisel) sharpener jig for a bench grinder.
Blade clamps in the flap, setscrews control depth of cut, flap slides
along the rails.
3057 looks like an expanding collet for a small pin vise or a mechanical
3058 ice chipper/shave?
3059 GOTTA be for hanging a carcass of some sort. They go in a cavity,
they spring out, they LOCK, and they hang and swivel. Gotta be for a
bird... gotta find it!
3060 Yep... appler.
3059 Is an internal thread chaser. If you've got an internal thread
that has chips or dirt in it, you would use it to clean those threads
out with this device prior to screwing something in. You can see the
leaf springs which expand the points outward.
My dad had one for use on his lathe or mill, as I recall.
Rich Hare fired this volley in news:l8ur00$p8f$1
I think it could be pressed into that service, but it has no resemblance
to any chasers I've ever seen. The points aren't 'points', there is no
handle (it's designed to hang and swivel), and the lock would serve no
purpose in that application.
Rob, I believe that is an adjustable gambrel for hanging birds for
"Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" fired this volley in
shoot... I meant to say, they're not wedge-shaped points, nor at a vee-
thread angle, and they aren't even exactly opposite each other.
OF COURSE, they're "points".
That one looks like it wouldn't be that easy to use. Looks like you turn
the crank to peel but then have to push the apple through the
coring/sectioning section. Bet that gets old real quick with the lack of
As already mentioned, #3056 is a holder for sharpening tools, usually
flat tools like wood chisels. I have had one on a grinder for years.
Really handy to get a square end on a chisel. Mine can tilt away from
the wheel so you can grind other things.