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  1. For opening clams or oysters .
  2. This is a tool to lap valves in an auto engine . It is missing a fitting from the shaft end to adapt to the valve .
  3. Very early skydiver !
  4. Try the web site The Wrenching News .
  5. Is the back marked with a makers name or logo ?
  6. It looks very much like a piston ring groove cleaner/scraper . Perhaps some dimensions will help .
  7. Betel nut cutter .
  8. DRGM just means it has a German patent . The back of the movement may have a makers mark .
  9. A small alarm clock made by Japy Freres of France .
  10. Medical instrument sterilizer .
  11. Are the holes threaded ? Putting screws in the holes would act as depth stops for bending the metal .
  12. Made by Badger Brass Co. 1900 to 1920 . Used for tail light for automobile .
  13. Early auto parts ! These are top bow clamps to hold the bows when the top is folded down on a touring car. Teens through twenties . They mount on the back corners of the body and these are held in wit...
  14. Perhaps it is a can opener .
  15. This was made by Consolidated Lamp or Pittsburgh Brass & Glass . Kerosene originally , The bottom globe was not originally lit . It is known today as a Gone With The Wind lamp . Then called a double g...
  16. Eva Brauns' knickers ? Must have made her little fuhrer crazy ! Naw.....I believe the circus story . Still..............
  17. This looks like a brad driver, used to push small wire nails into wood .
  18. Google image 'safety wire'.
  19. Inkwell and pen case .
  20. Called a molinillo it is used in Mexico to stir cocoa .
  21. A long case regulator of high quality . It has a pendulum of glass jar filled with mercury . Missing the sweep seconds hand . Be careful who overhauls that . Most clock repairers aren't qualified to d...
  22. Looks much like a hinge fitting for a cabinet door . The long spike is driven into the cabinet door frame and the round part up carries the round strap attached to the door . The curved spur would len...
  23. Used to paint lines on dirt roads .
  24. This is a broom makers cutter . GOOGLE image will show examples in use.
  25. NO dimensions makes it rather difficult ! Looks like an insulator for a telephone / telegraph line . Where is geraldton ?? Does it matter ?
  26. Plane blades .
  27. What is the full patent date ? For sure .
  28. A very bad copy . Originals have the makers company name stamped inside along with the date of manufacture .
  29. Used for texting while driving an early FORD ?
  30. Hand beader without blades .
  31. A link to show another .
  32. Tool for changing tires in teens and twenties . Mostly for clincher beaded tires .
  33. For reading while duck hunting ?
  34. Restaurants and saloons serving wine . Passenger aircraft have them mounted to the galley counter.
  35. 1890s version of an earlier model . Time , strike , and alarm . Clock repair shop or hobbyist can restore movement for you . Not very valuable . operating well perhaps $ 150 to 175 . Check online auc...
  36. GOOGLE it !
  37. Do you mean Maserati ? Of Modena Italy ? No , this watch is made by the Trenton Watch Company .
  38. Tool for making crop circles .
  39. Glass blowers shears .
  40. Called a "Sticking Tommy" it was used in mining to hold a candle .
  41. Close. It is used to let down clock springs to disassemble the movement for repair . Search for clock letdown key , though most today have round wood handles .
  42. This is an ignition coil for a model T Ford . One of four required . The box contains a primary and secondary coil and a foil capacitor . Worth little unless the points are replaced and the capacitor ...
  43. Clock movement repair stand used mostly for round plate movements .
  44. It looks homemade . Pictures of the mechanism would help to identify time line .
  45. Tool used to crimp the metal lids on five gallon metal pails . For paint , etc .
  46. I didn't know these were made in France too . In the USA they are known as Plato clocks . The platform escapement at the top of image four is a replacement . The center wheel with the red on it may be...
  47. This is a travel lamp . Used when you were traveling by horse , train , or stage . A room for the night might not include a lamp . I have several in my lamp collection . Also called a BEETLE lamp beca...
  48. Bow lantern for a canoe or cat boat .
  49. I use mine for aircraft metal forming .
  50. Thanks TassieDevil ! Brewers and distillers used them as advertising pieces . Great education to be had here .
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Loetz Sheashell vase unknown decor ca. 1903