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Saturday, November 06, 2004

178. 1 5/8" tall



179.



180. This is a close-up of something fairly common.






181. 3/4" long



182. 2 5/8" long



183. 1 1/16" diameter



Answers

11 Comments:

  • 179 is part of a set of ice creepers...they strap onto your shoes, like old fashioned roller skates used to....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 8:11 AM  

  • is 181 a "tap" as in tap shoes...
    or they were sometimes called heel protectors.?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 8:13 AM  

  • 178. Appears to be a tip for a propane torch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 9:09 AM  

  • >179 is part of a set of ice creepers...they strap onto your shoes, like old fashioned roller skates used to....

    Correct

    >is 181 a "tap" as in tap shoes...
    or they were sometimes called heel protectors.?

    This one isn't a tap, but it is for protecting the shoe from wear.


    >178. Appears to be a tip for a propane torch.

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/06/2004 4:08 PM  

  • 180:

    It's a close up of the underside of those pieces of plastic often covering fluorescent lights in their fixtures; used to dissipate the light.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 5:25 PM  

  • 183 - A jamb nut from a 1/2" conduit or armored cable box connector.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 6:22 PM  

  • 182 - A wick raiser from a kerosene lamp burner.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 6:24 PM  

  • >180 - It's a close up of the underside of those pieces of plastic often covering fluorescent lights in their fixtures; used to dissipate the light.

    This answer is correct.

    >183 - A jamb nut from a 1/2" conduit or armored cable box connector.

    Yes

    >182 - A wick raiser from a kerosene lamp burner.

    Correct, it's from an old lantern, turning the knob raised or lowered the wick.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/06/2004 8:24 PM  

  • #178 is a soldering tip for a butane torch.
    #184 looks like a tool to expand inside tube to position it for rolling.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/11/2004 12:37 AM  

  • 187 is a fishing weight

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/12/2004 8:46 AM  

  • >#178 is a soldering tip for a butane torch.

    Correct

    >#184 looks like a tool to expand inside tube to position it for rolling.

    This one isn't for expanding tubes.

    >187 is a fishing weight

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/13/2004 6:25 AM  

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