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Thursday, September 22, 2005

460. 6-7/8" long




-the rod can be pushed so that it protrudes from the hole approximately 1/8"
-depth of hole: 3/4"





461. 11-1/2" long







462. 18" long






463. A close-up of something most people have seen before:







464. 47" long, patented August 9, 1892




Partially opened:





465. 38" long




Answers






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9 Comments:

  • 464. Cutter for cable, perhaps?
    465. Peavie

    By Blogger Canem, at 9/22/2005 6:50 AM  

  • 464. Bull horn cutter

    By Anonymous Dan, at 9/22/2005 11:54 AM  

  • 465: Peavie--a logging tool for rolling logs.

    By Blogger Justin, at 9/22/2005 1:13 PM  

  • 461. A mold of some kind

    462. A laboratory scoop

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 9/22/2005 9:39 PM  

  • #463 Looks like the business end of a carpet kicker.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 9/23/2005 12:13 PM  

  • >464. Cutter for cable, perhaps?

    Nope

    >465. Peavie

    >464. Bull horn cutter

    >465: Peavie--a logging tool for rolling logs.

    All correct

    >461. A mold of some kind

    >462. A laboratory scoop

    Both incorrect

    >#463 Looks like the business end of a carpet kicker.

    Yes

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/23/2005 4:50 PM  

  • 462 - Holder for a hot dog (or sausage)to be cooked on an open camp-fire.

    By Anonymous Randy, at 9/26/2005 6:02 PM  

  • >462 - Holder for a hot dog (or sausage)to be cooked on an open camp-fire.

    Nope, this tool was not used with food.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/26/2005 6:13 PM  

  • 461 - Looks like this would work good as a shoe stretcher for those 'pointed' shoes the women are wearing these days!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/06/2005 8:49 AM  

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