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Thursday, June 23, 2005

382. 2" long


Both ends work the same


Washburne, patented March 27, 1894






383. 12" long








384. 6" tall







385. 15" long







386. Thanks to Joe for submitting these photos:









387. 2" long







Answers

11 Comments:

  • 384. Scaffolding railing clamp
    385. Branding iron

    By Blogger Canem, at 6/23/2005 6:10 AM  

  • 384. Stancheon for mounting something to a pole, perhaps a tv dish or antennae.
    385. Branding iron

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 6/23/2005 6:11 AM  

  • >384. Scaffolding railing clamp
    >385. Branding iron

    >384. Stancheon for mounting something to a pole, perhaps a tv dish or antennae.
    >385. Branding iron

    Both incorrect on 384, both right on 385.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/24/2005 4:09 PM  

  • Sorry, I accidentally shot number 384 with the lower socket piece upside down, so that may have influenced the guesses on this one.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/24/2005 6:57 PM  

  • 387. At 2" this looks like the smallest Log Dog I have ever seen.

    By Blogger Canem, at 6/25/2005 10:16 AM  

  • >387. At 2" this looks like the smallest Log Dog I have ever seen

    This answer is close, the word "dog" is correct but the first word needs to be replaced with another term.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/25/2005 11:19 AM  

  • 387. I think it's a pinch dog, for holding 2 pieces of wood together while the glue sets.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/28/2005 2:09 AM  

  • >387. I think it's a pinch dog...

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/28/2005 4:18 AM  

  • I would certainly like a better description for 383 than "some kind of upholstery or sheet metal hammer" I have seen a lot of different hammers and this is useless as a hammer. It might be a bucking tool or some other kind of backing device for hitting against, but not a hammer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/07/2005 2:02 AM  

  • 384. Oar Lock

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 9:22 PM  

  • 382. I have 2 of these mini-clamps. They were in a box of sewing machine accessories, but they are not part of the original accessory set. If you know, please let me know what they are.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/16/2006 7:47 PM  

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