I think it is for Braille, but specifically for communicating
with someone who is also deaf: the deaf person reads the
Braille, rather than the something getting embossed, which would
require a mechanism to move the material being embossed in a
3166 Wild guess... Based on similarity to tools used for clearing vents
on old hot-water radiators, I guess that this is a tool to open/clear a
vent associated with a steam boiler.
On 4/24/2014 4:14 AM, Rob H. wrote:
Posting from my desk top PC in the living
room, as always.
3163, boat builders level?
3164, totally no clue.
3165, I have never seen one of these in
person, and the owners and operators have
also never seen one either. I'm about 99.9%
sure I know what this is, but I'll withhold
my guess, until I see what others write. My
comments are enigmatic, so as not to blind
others. Just scrolled down and saw the second
picture, and now I'm 100% sure.
3166, not sure. I do believe that photography
could be a bit better.
3167, not sure
3168 possibly PVC pipe cutter
3163 Inclonometer (angle finder from level)
3165 Brail puncher. Used to make signs. NOt a typewriter, my wife
brails for kids and it is a different typewriter. This would probably be
used to make the elevator , or room number tiles.
3168 Pipe cutter or glass cutter for a bottle.
Looks to me to be similar to a roofer's square in some respects. Slightly
more up-market and expensive than this one:
FU set to rec.woodworking
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Based on the translations of the words on this device I'm now sure it's for use
with some type of artillery, though I couldn't find another one like it on the
web. I don't have an answer yet for the brass tool but the rest have been posted
Thanks to everyone who answered the piston groove cleaner.
Why limit the followups to rec.woodworking -- especially since
the later information seems to make it a military item -- an (artillery)
gunner's protractor, not a woodworking tool?
I've reset the cross-posting as it was intended to be. This is
one of the exceptions to setting followups to a single newsgroup, as
there are people contributing from all three -- and most people do not
*read* all three newsgroups. I know that I only read
rec.crafts.metalworking of the three.
3163 - that's a little level on the slider, isn't it? Then the tool
is for measuring the angle by which something is tilted off the
horizontal or vertical, or could be used to place it at a chosen tilt.
3164 - for binding a place where a heavy cable has been spliced?
3165 - obviously for writing Braille manually.
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