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Friday, August 27, 2004

100. 1" long



101.





102. The base on this one is 2 3/16" long.



103. 6" tall





104.


Answers

9 Comments:

  • #100 looks like a winding stem from a large pocket watch or stopwatch.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 8/27/2004 8:47 AM  

  • #104 - close up view of a pin punch?

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 8/27/2004 8:48 AM  

  • #101 - some part of a horse's bridle/reins/saddlery?

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 8/27/2004 8:50 AM  

  • Roscoe:
    Correct on number 100, it's from a pocketwatch.

    Incorrect on number 104.

    I'm still researching number 101, thanks for your ideas.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/27/2004 2:42 PM  

  • It looks as if it is made for bending a tight radius in metal strap or leather.

    By Blogger ndbsdg, at 8/28/2004 12:56 PM  

  • 105 metal heated to the point of the solid-liquid phase change will sometimes shrink
    106 pounce wheel. Used to set stich length, they come in different sizes, or to trace a pattern onto cloth using carbon paper or tracing onto leather.
    107 smoking, tobacco pipe reamer
    108 rug making punch needle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/01/2004 6:11 AM  

  • >>105 metal heated to the point of the solid-liquid phase change will sometimes shrink

    Heat wasn't used to shrink the coin.

    >>106 pounce wheel. Used to set stich length, they come in different sizes, or to trace a pattern onto cloth using carbon paper or tracing onto leather.

    Correct, it's for use on leather.

    >>107 smoking, tobacco pipe reamer

    Correct

    >>108 rug making punch needle

    Yes, it's a rug weaving tool.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/02/2004 1:51 PM  

  • 101.
    A bottle opener.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/02/2004 9:47 PM  

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