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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

165. 1 1/4" wide





166. 4 1/4" tall



167. 4 1/2" long



168. 6 1/8" long





169.



170. 3 1/8" long, patented July 28, 1908





Answers

30 Comments:

  • 168. is a marble chisel. It removes stome without leaving long marks. I think it's called a spalling chisel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/26/2004 5:07 AM  

  • 167 is a wire bending jig. Two screw holes to secure it to the bench. I had one of these as a kid. I used to think it looked like a steamship, and still do! The "funnels" are able to be deployed in different ways for different bends.

    By Blogger the denizen, at 10/26/2004 5:21 AM  

  • I agree on 167 - wire bending tool.

    168 - possibly tool for removing shingles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/26/2004 1:42 PM  

  • 165 - a crystal - don't know what kind.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/26/2004 1:46 PM  

  • >168. is a marble chisel...

    Correct, it was marked "stone chisel" when I bought it, couldn't find any info on the web about spalling chisels.


    >167 is a wire bending jig...

    Correct.


    >168 - possibly tool for removing shingles.

    This one isn't for removing shingles.


    >165 - a crystal - don't know what kind.

    It is a form of crystal, so you get partial credit for that.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/26/2004 4:28 PM  

  • 169 - A carton staple remover.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/26/2004 7:18 PM  

  • 170: I Think it's some kind of sigarholder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2004 4:56 AM  

  • No 165. Is Bismuth (Bi in the periodic table), a metal

    Napoleon82 Rules in Chemistry ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2004 6:41 AM  

  • 166 is a SM dildo?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2004 7:17 AM  

  • >A carton staple remover.

    Correct, it's a staple remover.

    >170: I Think it's some kind of sigarholder.

    It's a holder, but not for tobacco products.


    >No 165. Is Bismuth (Bi in the periodic table), a metal

    Correct, this link has some info on how these metallic cystals are made:

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how2/article/0,20967,714559,00.html


    According to my image host, I've been getting a huge number of photo downloads today, can someone please tell me where this site was linked this morning?

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/27/2004 5:02 PM  

  • "According to my image host, I've been getting a huge number of photo downloads today, can someone please tell me where this site was linked this morning?"

    I got here through the J-Walk blog.
    http://j-walkblog.com/blog/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/27/2004 10:57 PM  

  • "According to my image host, I've been getting a huge number of photo downloads today, can someone please tell me where this site was linked this morning?"

    I got here through www.flabber.nl

    By Blogger Ivon, at 10/28/2004 1:31 AM  

  • 166: a soldering iron tip?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/28/2004 6:07 PM  

  • Also posted in the nz.tech newsgroup

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/30/2004 3:38 AM  

  • >166: a soldering iron tip?

    166 isn't for soldering.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/30/2004 2:26 PM  

  • #172 is an oyster shucker.

    By Blogger RJRains, at 10/31/2004 10:32 AM  

  • #176 is a spark lighter to a Coleman gas lantern.

    By Blogger RJRains, at 10/31/2004 10:33 AM  

  • #174 is probably a multipurpose horseshoeing tool.

    By Blogger RJRains, at 10/31/2004 10:35 AM  

  • >#172 is an oyster shucker.

    Yes, it's an oyster knife.

    >#176 is a spark lighter to a Coleman gas lantern.

    Correct.

    >#174 is probably a multipurpose horseshoeing tool.

    This tool isn't for horseshoeing.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/31/2004 4:56 PM  

  • 171 Crocodile Clip clamp for plastic tarp, look in Lee Valley catalog http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page.asp?SID=&ccurrency=1&page=45515&category=2,43288,42182
    172 corn cob skewer for eating corn on a cob
    175 swivel knife, look in Tandy Leathercraft catalog http://www.tandyleather.com/products.asp?dept=63
    176 sparker/igniter for Coleman gas lamp
    http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=829A705T&categoryid=5300
    177 woodturning thread chaser, check in any woodturning tool catalog, looks like 6 threads to the inch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/31/2004 6:12 PM  

  • >171 Crocodile Clip clamp for plastic tarp...

    Correct.

    >172 corn cob skewer for eating corn on a cob...

    This one isn't for eating corn.

    >175 swivel knife...

    Yes.

    >176 sparker/igniter for Coleman gas lamp...

    Correct.

    >177 woodturning thread chaser, check in any woodturning tool catalog, looks like 6 threads to the inch

    It's a thread chaser, but with B.& O. R.R. stamped on it I'm not sure if it's for woodturning.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/01/2004 4:20 AM  

  • 168 Is an early scutch chisel for roughing up brick/stone work in preparation for rendering. These days the teeth part are double ended and removable. http://www.footprint-tools.co.uk/images/578_large.jpg

    Afkamm by way of www.fazed.org :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2004 8:59 PM  

  • #175 is a tool used in leather work. I am not sure specificly, but that I do know its used in working on leather, i think its for cutting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2004 12:43 AM  

  • you're on fazed, that's why you're getting lots of traffic... i wonder why they don't mention that as they guess.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2004 5:54 AM  

  • >168 Is an early scutch chisel for roughing up brick/stone work in preparation for rendering.

    Thanks for the link, I didn't know it was a scutch.


    >#175 is a tool used in leather work. I am not sure specificly, but that I do know its used in working on leather, i think its for cutting.

    Correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/02/2004 3:40 PM  

  • 173 is used to put an indentation around pipes to hold the fittings in place.

    By Blogger Paradroid, at 11/03/2004 7:15 AM  

  • >173 is used to put an indentation around pipes to hold the fittings in place.

    This one isn't for pipes, it was used on part of a car.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/03/2004 3:54 PM  

  • 174 looks like dog nail clippers

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/05/2004 12:57 PM  

  • 174 is a fishing tool. It has an attachment for removing hooks, two holes for crimping split lead weights and a plier end for what ever you need to do, ie cutting line.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/05/2004 3:58 PM  

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