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Thursday, June 09, 2005

370. 8" long




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371. 9-1/4" long









372. 12" long, Patent Feb. 24 1925 No. 10







373. A close-up of something that everyone would recognize







374. 3-3/4" tall








375. 6" long







Answers

12 Comments:

  • 371. tubing bender

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 6/09/2005 5:45 AM  

  • 375. crimping tool, possibly for co-ax cable ends

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 6/09/2005 5:46 AM  

  • 372 multi purpose tool for tightening- loosening fire hose butts, door chock, etc. Found as standard equipment on most fire trucks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 8:46 AM  

  • 373 Light bulb base

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 8:50 AM  

  • 374 Hook end of a window pole

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 8:51 AM  

  • 375 this is used to pull the nails out of hoofs in horseshoes

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 2:35 PM  

  • 375 is a crimping tool for electrical connectors

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 5:59 PM  

  • 370 is an electrical connector crimping tool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/09/2005 6:01 PM  

  • >371. tubing bender

    >375. crimping tool...

    >372 multi purpose tool for tightening- loosening fire hose butts...

    >373 Light bulb base

    >374 Hook end of a window pole

    These are all correct

    >375 this is used to pull the nails out of hoofs in horseshoes

    This one isn't for pulling nails

    >375 is a crimping tool for electrical connectors

    Correct


    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/10/2005 1:49 PM  

  • >370 is an electrical connector crimping tool.

    Correct


    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/10/2005 1:51 PM  

  • # 370 is a very standard crimping tool
    #371 is a tubing bender - I think JC Whitney among others sold this, maybe
    still do
    #372 looks a lot like a boot puller (for getting those stylish and mud caked
    boots off)
    #373 looks like a piece of flex conduit
    #375 looks like a crimper for swaging the steel crimp or threaded fitting
    onto steel (wire) cables

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/11/2005 1:02 AM  

  • You are getting some pretty sharp identifiers chiming in early lately. I inherited a crimper like #370 from my late father-in-law's tools, and actually didn't know what it was. Coincidently I figured it out in the nick of time just last week for crimping one of those little brass end caps (they look like 22 shells) to make a wire connection.

    By Blogger R.G.B., at 6/13/2005 3:42 PM  

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