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Thursday, September 08, 2005

448a. 1-7/8" diameter


448b. 1-3/8" long


448c. 1-5/8" long


448d. 7/8" tall






449. This is a close-up of something most people have seen before.






450. 12-3/4" long




451. 7" long







452. 11" long







453. 7-1/2" long










Answers

8 Comments:

  • 450 Auto body hammer
    451 Antenna rotor control
    452 Battery voltage tester
    453 Pen holder and inkwell

    By Blogger Canem, at 9/08/2005 5:25 AM  

  • 448 old electrical adapters and the like.
    a. might be a night light
    b.,c. adapters from one type of plug to another.
    d. socket for a small bulb

    449 threshhold edge for installing carpet.

    By Blogger R.G.B., at 9/08/2005 1:37 PM  

  • 448D is a plug adapter for the bayonet type light bulb sockets used in New Zealand and Australia prior to the '80s.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 9/08/2005 1:41 PM  

  • 448a An in-line voltage "regulator".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/09/2005 9:23 AM  

  • 448d An adaptor to allow a Sparten cap plug to be used in an Edi-Swan base. (is this one marked BRYANT ?)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/09/2005 9:25 AM  

  • >450 Auto body hammer
    >451 Antenna rotor control
    >452 Battery voltage tester
    >453 Pen holder and inkwell

    These are all correct

    >448 old electrical adapters and the like.

    Yes

    >a. might be a night light

    No

    >b.,c. adapters from one type of plug to another.

    Correct

    >d. socket for a small bulb

    Nope

    >449 threshhold edge for installing carpet.

    Yes



    >448D is a plug adapter for the bayonet type light bulb sockets...

    >448a An in-line voltage "regulator".

    Both correct

    >448d An adaptor to allow a Sparten cap plug to be used in an Edi-Swan base. (is this one marked BRYANT ?)

    Yes, it's an adapter for a Edi-Swan base, but I'm not sure what a Sparten cap plug is; it's not marked Bryant.


    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/09/2005 4:16 PM  

  • 449 is a metal carpet edge

    451 is a control for a directional antenna, usually used for a TV antenna 'back in the day'.

    By Anonymous PF, at 9/09/2005 10:03 PM  

  • >449 is a metal carpet edge

    >451 is a control for a directional antenna, usually used for a TV antenna 'back in the day'.


    Both correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/10/2005 5:21 AM  

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