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Thursday, December 16, 2004

218. 3 1/4" long





219. This is a close-up of something common.




220. 3/4" long










221. 3" long






222. 7" long






223. 4 1/2" long




Answers

15 Comments:

  • 219. male side of a snap.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/15/2004 8:36 PM  

  • What fun!
    218 mini handcuffs for dolls?
    218 old tool for crimping bottlecaps?
    218 for removing the cork on a champagne bottle?
    218 for scoring or cutting a pole or pipe of some kind?

    By Blogger R.G.B., at 12/16/2004 7:12 PM  

  • 220 is a lead bullet

    By Blogger Canem, at 12/17/2004 7:14 AM  

  • 222- Chain pliers. Used to open and close the chain links used in hanging chandelier work. End is used to spread the link. The two hollows behind the spring are used to close them.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2004 3:50 PM  

  • 221- Believe this is a saw setting tool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2004 3:52 PM  

  • >219. male side of a snap.

    This one isn't part of a snap fastener.


    >218 mini handcuffs for dolls?
    >218 old tool for crimping bottlecaps?
    >218 for removing the cork on a champagne bottle?
    >218 for scoring or cutting a pole or pipe of some kind?

    None of these are right.


    >220 is a lead bullet

    Correct.



    >222- Chain pliers...

    Yes


    >221- Believe this is a saw setting tool.

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/18/2004 1:09 PM  

  • 219. + end of a battery
    223. used in masonry work to stick in a joint of still wet mortar & tie a leveling string to.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/19/2004 3:57 PM  

  • >219. + end of a battery
    >223. used in masonry work...

    Both of these are correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/19/2004 5:50 PM  

  • 227 is spoke wrench for tightening (or lossening) the spokes of bicycle wheels.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/22/2004 6:18 PM  

  • 224 - chain splicing link
    226 - Policeman's SAP
    229 - chainsaw chain

    By Blogger Roger, at 12/24/2004 8:02 PM  

  • >227 is spoke wrench...

    Correct

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    >224 - chain splicing link

    Yes

    >226 - Policeman's SAP

    Could be used as one, but was actually sold as something else.

    >229 - chainsaw chain

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/25/2004 12:24 PM  

  • I believe the other posts are wrong about item 226. It's not a policeman's sap. Rather, it is used to keep a book open, but not like a bookmark, which is positioned in the vertical crease; this is laid horizontally across the pages of a book, with each end resting on a page to weigh it down.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/26/2004 12:16 PM  

  • >I believe the other posts are wrong about item 226. It's not a policeman's sap. Rather, it is used to keep a book open...


    This answer is correct, it's a book weight.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/26/2004 3:10 PM  

  • 223 is correct. It's a line tool for laying brick & block.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/28/2004 4:23 PM  

  • Watchmaker's truing caliper for 1st item.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/11/2005 10:09 PM  

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