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Sunday, November 14, 2004

189. 5 1/4" long




190. 5 5/8" long, Sheffield Gage Corp.








191. 7" long, the round piece on this one pivots.




192.




193. 9" long






194. 1 3/4" long (bullet only)





Answers

14 Comments:

  • 192. Ice pick, used to cut down large blocks of ice.
    194. Match holder.

    By Blogger Canem, at 11/14/2004 12:00 PM  

  • 193. Metal cutting chisel. May be for pnumatic gun or old enough to hit by hand.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 11/14/2004 2:17 PM  

  • 194 is a case for nitro pills for people with a heart condition.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2004 3:43 PM  

  • 189 is a swaging tool for joining refrigeration lines. it expands one line so the other can be slid into it for soldering. Russ

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/14/2004 3:45 PM  

  • >192. Ice pick, used to cut down large blocks of ice.

    Correct

    >194. Match holder.

    This one isn't a match holder.



    >193. Metal cutting chisel. May be for pnumatic gun or old enough to hit by hand.

    I don't think this one is considered a chisel, I put up a second photo of it with a better side view.



    >194 is a case for nitro pills for people with a heart condition.

    Although it could be used for pills, it was sold for a totally different purpose.



    >189 is a swaging tool for joining refrigeration lines. it expands one line so the other can be slid into it for soldering. Russ

    Correct, it's a swaging tool for joining similar size copper tubing without couplings

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/14/2004 4:24 PM  

  • 190. Is the swivel-end of this thing magnetic?

    191. This looks like a tool for pressing or holding lids or caps on jars or cans. Perhaps for canning food?

    193. Looks like a bit or chisel for an air hammer, but I have no idea what you'd use it for, besides pulling out some sort of pin or something...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/19/2004 4:19 AM  

  • 194. Cigar tip cutter

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/19/2004 11:48 PM  

  • >190. Is the swivel-end of this thing magnetic?

    No, it's not magnetic.

    >191. This looks like a tool for pressing or holding lids or caps on jars or cans. Perhaps for canning food?

    None of these guesses are right.

    >193. Looks like a bit or chisel for an air hammer, but I have no idea what you'd use it for, besides pulling out some sort of pin or something...

    Yes, it's a bit for an air hammer, it's used on boilers.


    >194. Cigar tip cutter

    Correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/20/2004 3:59 PM  

  • 195 car or truck Schraeder tire valve
    197 single edge razor blade
    199 rope winder for hand made multiple ply rope or string

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/20/2004 11:13 PM  

  • >195 car or truck Schraeder tire valve
    >197 single edge razor blade
    >199 rope winder for hand made multiple ply rope or string

    These are all correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/21/2004 6:11 AM  

  • 191 looks like an openner for? milk bottles? water bottles?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/24/2004 1:09 AM  

  • >191 looks like an openner for? milk bottles? water bottles?

    Yes, it's a bottle opener, but probably for beer or soda bottles with the metal caps.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/24/2004 9:48 PM  

  • 190 appears to be a hand lap. It is made to reach hard to get to areas that need polishing. The swivel end would be charged with aluminum oxide or some other polishing media

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/07/2008 8:35 AM  

  • 190 is a gunsmith stock checkering tool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/20/2009 7:16 PM  

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