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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Set #132

768. 4-1/2" long


Both of the cones can slide freely along the shafts, and are threaded on the inside and outside.










769. 3-5/8" tall










770. 4-1/2" long, thanks to Leon for submitting these photos:












771. 4-1/2" diameter, circa 1960:











772. The puzzle here is to name two of the symbols on this fireman's badge, they are located at the 5:00 to 11:00, and 2:00 to 8:00 positions. Also describe the purpose of the hook.











773. 5-1/2" long, when compressed the smaller end piece bypasses the other almost 1/4":











Answers














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15 Comments:

  • 768
    water tap re seater for washer

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 7:07 AM  

  • 772 Parade Torch, Chief's speaking trumpet. The hook is for overhauling (taking down plaster, turning burning garbage etc., as well as many other uses like picking your helmet out of a pond when it falls off of your head)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 8:00 AM  

  • 770 looks like it might be a leather punch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 1:00 PM  

  • 769 A swaging tool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 2:42 PM  

  • 770- cylinder from pneumatic door closer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 3:59 PM  

  • 768- tap washer reseater
    770- wire wrap tool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 6:12 PM  

  • 771 - Seems to be a cylinder to hold a gas of some kind, but can't for the life of me remember the application.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/14/2006 10:03 PM  

  • >768 water tap re seater for washer

    >772 Parade Torch, Chief's speaking trumpet. The hook is for overhauling ...

    All correct

    >770 looks like it might be a leather punch

    Nope

    >769 A swaging tool

    I think this is correct

    >770- cylinder from pneumatic door closer.

    It's not a pneumatic cylinder.

    >768- tap washer reseater

    Yes

    >770- wire wrap tool

    Nope

    >771 - Seems to be a cylinder to hold a gas of some kind...

    Yes, it holds a specific kind of gas.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/15/2006 1:32 PM  

  • 771.
    Looks like a sphere used in suspension units used on motor vehicles, mainly Citreons, for raising the ride hight

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/15/2006 2:15 PM  

  • >771. Looks like a sphere used in suspension units...

    This one isn't used in suspension units.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/15/2006 5:19 PM  

  • 770 - butane torch?
    773 - looks like some kind of craft or leather tool. we have a leather hole punch that is similar in style.

    By Blogger Lab Brat, at 9/16/2006 5:02 AM  

  • 770- tang punch for a heli-coil thread insert.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/16/2006 9:12 AM  

  • 773. Stapleless stapler - uses paper as holding device.

    By Blogger canem, at 9/16/2006 12:46 PM  

  • >770 - butane torch?
    >773 - looks like some kind of craft or leather tool. we have a leather hole punch that is similar in style.

    >770- tang punch for a heli-coil thread insert.

    >773. Stapleless stapler - uses paper as holding device.

    These are not correct, please see the answer link for the solutions.

    By Blogger Rob, at 9/16/2006 3:47 PM  

  • 770 is a Molex Connector Depinning Tool.

    By Anonymous Cameron Kellough, at 4/15/2007 9:56 AM  

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