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Monday, October 04, 2004

142. 2 1/8" overall dia.



143. 5 3/4" long



144. 2" long



145. 3 1/4" long


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146. 2 3/4" long



147. 8 1/4" long


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11 Comments:

  • 144. tire valve tool, pointed end removes broken or damaged cores, left side chases threads on the inside, top side does the ones on the outside( where the valve cap screws on). The end it's standing on is the core remover.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 10/04/2004 7:38 PM  

  • 146 - This is a pull tab from an old damper control. The other one would say OPEN.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/04/2004 9:38 PM  

  • 142 - Possibly a multi purpose tool for removing tamper resistant screws of various designs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/04/2004 9:40 PM  

  • 147--chain (breaker) tool for flat large link chains used on early machinery. This was before modern roller chain.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/05/2004 4:47 PM  

  • >144. tire valve tool, pointed end removes broken or damaged cores, left side chases threads on the inside, top side does the ones on the outside( where the valve cap screws on). The end it's standing on is the core remover.

    Correct, thanks for the info, I didn't know the particular functions of the parts.



    >146 - This is a pull tab from an old damper control. The other one would say OPEN.

    Don't know for sure on this one, but that sounds like it's probably correct.


    >142 - Possibly a multi purpose tool for removing tamper resistant screws of various designs.

    This one is made to be used by a certain profession.

    >147--chain (breaker) tool for flat large link chains used on early machinery. This was before modern roller chain.

    Correct, I've also heard it called a sprocket hammer.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/05/2004 5:01 PM  

  • 142. Gunsmith?

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 10/05/2004 7:08 PM  

  • >142. Gunsmith?

    Nope, not a gunsmith.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/05/2004 7:26 PM  

  • 142. How about old clocks??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/07/2004 6:20 AM  

  • >142. How about old clocks??

    Close enough, I'll go ahead and give the answer: it's used to remove the sleeve out of the pocket watch case. The sleeve holds the stem in place in American pocket watches. It's also used to adjust the depth of the stem, which is needed if the watch is not winding and setting properly.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/07/2004 3:03 PM  

  • 145. Looks like a modern serving fork, perhaps for salad , asparagus, or fish.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/22/2004 9:30 PM  

  • 145: What about a hair pin?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2004 4:54 PM  

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