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  1. I suggest it is a thread die for 1/4 BSP* (tapered) pipe threads. * BSP = British Standard Pipe
  2. Try highlighting the makers name with Tipex. That often works.
  3. Is it possible that the plane has been shortened/cut down? Which would account for the "number" being missing?
  4. Very interesting. Thank you.
  5. Rob. Try : https://www.compassmuseum.com/ and see if your compass is listed there.
  6. I am guessing here: but........ a "fleam" for bloodletting?
  7. For crimping blasting detonators would be my guess.
  8. "Scythe"
  9. This was the ONLY type of wire stripper permitted when I did the practical part of my trade test as an electrician.
  10. I'm guessing it may be for locking mail bags or similar.
  11. @congcu has got it. All I can add is the example in the photo is badly worn on the front. It should be square across to engage the screw head.
  12. I suggest that it is a cutting tool for cutting/chopping vegetables, herbs etc. Similar to an Eskimo "ulu"
  13. My guess would be a kindling axe. Used for splitting firewood into thin sticks.
  14. @Keramikos. The builder was informed of his mistake in no uncertain terms by my mother and it was very quickly rectified!
  15. My parents built a house in 1972/3 in South Africa. My mother deliberately chose a sink like this for the guest toilet as a space saver. The builder, never having seen one before, managed to install...
  16. Shotgun cartridge reloading tool
  17. The machine in the middle (of the trailer) Not a milling machine, maybe a surface grinder?
  18. Trivet? For a hot pot off the stove?
  19. Carrying/storing firewood?
  20. A lot of plumb bobs were made by apprentices as part of their training.
  21. If this was found next to a railway line it could well be for the wires used to change points and signal in the days when it was done mechanically. Have seen it often back in the day when I used to t...
  22. @Motoolz's suggestion is a good one. They look homemade, albeit to a high standard. Are the wooden handles cocobolo?
  23. Jar opener? https://www.etsy.com/listing/236184045/rare-kitchen-canning-tool-jar-lid
  24. Tyre lever for a bicycle. The indent will "hook" onto one of the spokes to keep it in place as you are using the next one. Normally come in a set of three.
  25. @sharpguy has got it but to add to his comment they can also be used for cutting oil galleries.
  26. "Though I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try it, but It does have me wondering on the possibility of using it for a morning shave..." Wrong angle. Razor (for shaving) is 90 degrees to the skin.
  27. One on the left is a podger spike/bar. Normally used for lining up pipe flanges prior to bolting up. One on the right is a "crowbar" or wrecking bar.
  28. Leather workers clamp.
  29. To answer @irishcollector; if the knife does not have any numbers stamped on the side panel it would indicate that it is new and/or unissued. Bear in mind that the numbers would be "hand stamped" ...
  30. The second knife is Royal navy. Standard issue. The blank space on the side of the handle was for stamping your force number into for identification, the handle panels being made from cast aluminium.
  31. Standard British army clasp knife.
  32. Cheese slicer would use a thin wire as a cutter.
  33. Key for a gas cylinder.
  34. Looks like a manometer to me.
  35. A suggestion: these are the bases to a steel column for a warehouse or similar structure. They are designed so that they can be unbolted (one-by-one) old truck tyres slid over them and then bolted b...
  36. Pic 4 looks like a "scutch" hammer to me.
  37. This is a tailors or dressmakers tape. Very common.
  38. It could also be a "rail ballast" fork.
  39. I am guessing : A bicycle lock?
  40. To answer Irishcollector: The hinge acts as a cam and grips the wire. The curved part of the tool is pressed against the fence post and the long handle (missing in this example but would normally be...
  41. Post fence wire stretcher.
  42. 13/16" is a spark plug hex size. I suggest that the offset spanner (wrench) is a spark plug spanner; possibly for a Ford model T/A car.
  43. Looks more like tongs used in glass blowing.
  44. @dgirardin. You don't "look" through it as such. All it does is project a laser beam - a bright red dot - at a constant level. Set the beam up to whatever height you want and it can then be rotated...
  45. Here ya go! Previously posted and identified on CW : https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/230230-holeb-fixed-blade-knife-need-help Alternatively do an internet search for "Knife - holeb - bu...
  46. Mystery solved! Previously posted and identified on CW 2 years ago. Go to https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/230642-mystery-tool?in=1129-unsolved-mysteries The last comment from lzenglish...
  47. I would suggest that this is an extension spanner/handle for the wheel on a large pipeline valve. Will give the operator some extra leverage. We just used a bobbejaan spanner (monkey wrench) back ...
  48. Awesome! I live in South Africa and hydraulic water rams can still be found in some of the more rural areas.
  49. I use horseshoes as trivets when placing hot pans/pots etc on the kitchen counter top. Stops the counter top from getting scorched. So finding a horseshoe amongst a lot of cast iron cookware wou...
  50. What is the diameter of the round bit?
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