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This popped up on another forum and has been identified as the clamp for a log saw. https://patents.google.com/patent/US420115 is the link to the patent and this is a link to some pics of it http:/...
Aircraft escape axe.
My husband thinks it’s a part to a vintage electric planer……..,Any ideas?? That would make sense to me. More specifically the safety shield on a jointer.
The photos are a bit obscure but I think you will find that this is a saw setting tool. Used for setting the offset on the teeth of a wood saw.
I still use them. Very basic and very useful.
They look like a mixture of Swiss needle files and engineer's scrapers.
A further suggestion: Go -no/go or wear gauges for roller chains? One end would measure the wear on the pin/roller and the other end would measure the stretch of the chain.
My 2c worth: They look like go-no go gauges. Possibly for sheet metal?
Years ago I read of a guy who installed a small hydroelectric system on his farm. Since electricity was basically now for free he mounted a heating element under an old millstone, put some legs on it...
Jig for maintaining the correct angle for sharpening a chisel or plane blade on an oilstone.
Chipping or boiler descaling hammer
Looks like the yoke or bridge for an elliptical inspection hatch on a pressure vessel.
Almost certainly a rifle cleaning rod. The fact that the rod will turn in then handle is significant. Designed this way so that the flannelette (cloth) patch in the eyelet of the rod follows the rif...
Shotgun reloading tools. Still used today.
Stone mason's hammer.
I suggest it is a thread die for 1/4 BSP* (tapered) pipe threads. * BSP = British Standard Pipe
Try highlighting the makers name with Tipex. That often works.
Is it possible that the plane has been shortened/cut down? Which would account for the "number" being missing?
Very interesting. Thank you.
Rob. Try : https://www.compassmuseum.com/ and see if your compass is listed there.
I am guessing here: but........ a "fleam" for bloodletting?
For crimping blasting detonators would be my guess.
This was the ONLY type of wire stripper permitted when I did the practical part of my trade test as an electrician.
I'm guessing it may be for locking mail bags or similar.
@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.
I suggest that it is a cutting tool for cutting/chopping vegetables, herbs etc. Similar to an Eskimo "ulu"
My guess would be a kindling axe. Used for splitting firewood into thin sticks.
@Keramikos. The builder was informed of his mistake in no uncertain terms by my mother and it was very quickly rectified!
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...
Shotgun cartridge reloading tool
The machine in the middle (of the trailer) Not a milling machine, maybe a surface grinder?
Trivet? For a hot pot off the stove?
A lot of plumb bobs were made by apprentices as part of their training.
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...
@Motoolz's suggestion is a good one. They look homemade, albeit to a high standard. Are the wooden handles cocobolo?
Jar opener? https://www.etsy.com/listing/236184045/rare-kitchen-canning-tool-jar-lid
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.
@sharpguy has got it but to add to his comment they can also be used for cutting oil galleries.
"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.
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.
Leather workers clamp.
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" ...
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.
Standard British army clasp knife.
Cheese slicer would use a thin wire as a cutter.
Key for a gas cylinder.