3145 Home made wheel chock.
3146 Of course a fence tool. :-)
3147 A tenderizer... (probably something else)
3148 Looks like a gear puller, but since it's from a paint company has
to be something else.
3149 Metal bending tool.
3150 Winding mechanism, probably has a counter in the box to count
Ahhhh. looked like blue paint. not point... I never needed a battery
terminal puller, alway kept them lubed with vaseline or an aerospace gel
to prevent oxidation and corrosion. Wish I still had that aerospace
gel. Friend gave me a tube from Grumman.
3145, slotted recipe or mail holder. Hangs
on the wall with nail hole provided.
3146, fish scale, or fence tightener.
3147, lobster picker. How a maine man gets
a lobstah out of the tank to put in the
(BTW, we had this one a couple months ago.)
3148 battery terminal remover for top post
3149, no clue
3150, cranked center punch for locating
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3146 Fire door latch
3147 It's a slam slide hammer, but for what purpose??
3148 It's definitely a battery cable puller.
3149 Part of the equipment to "hand-make" rope.
3150 A carpenter's drill that makes it's own center mark to start.
Take care. I can't say often enough how much I appreciate the time
you take to do this weekly. Always interesting. Keep up the good
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3145) Hmm ... an edge view might help a bit -- to show the shape
of the steps in the wood.
First guess is that it is a chock which is shoved adjacent to a
wheel to prevent it rolling.
Shape of the steps could confirm that it instead is a stepped
wedge to go with a second similarly steeped piece to serve as an
adjustable height block. (There are similar things made of
metal used for setups on milling machines and the like.)
3146) This one looks as though it is intended to hang from the large
ring and each step in the ratchet holds at a slightly different
angle, thus lifting the load in small increments. Pulling up on
the lever to the right allows it to reset to its lowest
3147) This one looks familiar from a recent previous posting, and I
seem to remember it being to test hardness of wood, though I may
3148) Tool for pulling an automotive battery cable terminal clear of
the terminal post on the battery.
3149) Totally unfamiliar to me.
Looks like forged steel, and something has been bashed against
the bottom of the right-hand groove more than the smaller other
Looks as though it is intended to sit on top of an anvil while
But no clue what is being bashed into the slots.
3150) Hmm ... the drawing gives more information than the photo does.
It looks like a repeating stroke center punch with a replaceable
tip. Turn the crank and it both rotates the punch and strikes
it by raising the weight (7) and dropping it (assisted by the
spring) multiple times per rotation.
The teeth on the spur gear, and the worm gear have a buttress
tooth formation, allowing it to raise and then drop the weight
once or more per crank rotation (depending on how many starts
the thread of the worm has) -- and it looks like the point is
rotated about once per three turns of the crank.
if the point had a drill bit shape, it would be sort of like a
manual hammer drill, but the point looks purely conical.
Perhaps it is for decorative indenting of thin sheet metal
instead of the usual function of a center punch to make a small
conical hole to mark the starting point for a drill in thicker
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
Posting from my desktop PC in the living room,
Hammer drills are used for making hole in cement,
they both rotate, and pound forward. I've got one
that's many years old, and it does a good job when
used with masonry bit. Doesn't work at all well
when used with high speed bit, into cement. The
bit goes dull immediately, and then it stops
drilling. Last week, I saw a worker using a
cordless Dewalt hammer drill, that was impressive.
Much quieter than my corded old one.
Thanks for posting the answers. I'm pretty sure
you've posted the board gage before, but could not
remember the use. The terminal clamp, I bought one
years ago, but never had a clamp that corroded on.
Usually whacking the terminal with a wrench would
loosen the corrosion, after the bolt was loosened.
My parents house, the chimney flue is adjusted by a
turn knob. Their chimney is on the outside of the
building. We have to hold a piece of news paper up
the chimney and light it to start the draft, or the
smoke doesn't go up. (exterior chimney full of cold
air). The folks next door, the fireplace is in center
of the house, and they never have trouble with the
I was introduced to hammer drills on a job where
they had been contracted to install 300 plus
deadbolts, half of them went into steel frame
doors with cement filled jamb. That was a lot of
work, and kept a couple guys occupied for several
The ice chipper also was familiar, but had forgot
what that did. Not a lobster skewer after all.
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