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Saturday, September 11, 2004

120. 3 3/4" long



121. 4 3/8" tall



122. 7/8" long, 1/2" wide



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125. 9 3/8" long, 6 1/2" wide




Answers

9 Comments:

  • #123 is a piezo electric sparker as used in bbq's (or potato guns).

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 9/13/2004 8:32 AM  

  • 123 is an auxillary starter button so you can turn motor over while working alone or away from ignition

    By Blogger LonE, at 9/13/2004 10:08 PM  

  • 125 is a scribe

    By Blogger LonE, at 9/13/2004 10:09 PM  

  • >>123 is a piezo electric sparker as used in bbq's (or potato guns).

    Roscoe is correct, it's a piezo electric sparker.


    >>125 is a scribe

    I'm still looking into this one, but evidence is currently not pointing to it being a scribe.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/14/2004 5:13 PM  

  • #121 is a brass "trestle" symbol of the Tau Beta Pi scholastic honor society. What Phi Beta Kappa is to bachelor of arts degrees, Tau Beta Pi is to bachelor of science.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/15/2004 12:46 PM  

  • #123 - I concur, this is a piezo sparker from a BBQ grill

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/15/2004 2:56 PM  

  • #124 - A flash bulb

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/15/2004 2:56 PM  

  • #125 - Not a scribe but a tool to cut strips of leather. The very sharp cutter is a the end of the handle. The adjustable guide rode along the edge of the material being cut up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/15/2004 3:02 PM  

  • >#121 is a brass "trestle" symbol of the Tau Beta Pi scholastic honor society.

    Correct


    >#123 - I concur, this is a piezo sparker from a BBQ grill

    Yes

    >#124 - A flash bulb

    Correct again.

    >#125 - Not a scribe but a tool to cut strips of leather...

    This one was probably not a cutter, but if you could find a link with evidence for this idea I could be persuaded. This edge on this tool is just a little sharp, but it doesn't seem that it was sharp enough to cut leather.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/16/2004 5:36 PM  

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