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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

296. 7 3/4" long





The next two photos were both sent in by someone who needs help identifying these tools.

297. 8" long, note that the outer edge of this one is beveled - it had been slightly sharp at one time.




298. 8" long




299.




300. 10 1/4" tall, as seen below



301. 9" long





Answers

8 Comments:

  • 299. Barber's serrated razor
    301. Tool for flaring ends of copper tube.

    By Blogger Canem, at 3/15/2005 7:45 PM  

  • >299. Barber's serrated razor

    It's a razor but the blade isn't serrated.

    >301. Tool for flaring ends of copper tube.

    This one isn't for flaring tubes.

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/17/2005 4:44 AM  

  • 301. Mabee some sort of crimping tool. Looks like it flips & works in the other direction also.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 3/17/2005 7:18 AM  

  • 301 - A lineman's splicing clamp for making wire splices.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2005 3:23 PM  

  • >301. Mabee some sort of crimping tool. Looks like it flips & works in the other direction also.

    Close...


    >301 - A lineman's splicing clamp for making wire splices.

    This answer is correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/17/2005 6:53 PM  

  • 304

    Metal Zipper terminator, TALON

    jr

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/26/2005 11:23 AM  

  • 301 was a splicing tool used by the phone company, a double parallel barrelled thin sleeve, ends of two wires slid into sleeve then the tool was rotated twisting the wires and sleeve, making a splice.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/12/2005 9:31 AM  

  • I think #298 might be a tool that a ferrier would use to cut horse hooves. It looks similar, yet not the same as the one I have seen the ferrier use on my horses.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/24/2005 10:10 AM  

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