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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.
Looks like a manometer to me.
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...
Pic 4 looks like a "scutch" hammer to me.
This is a tailors or dressmakers tape. Very common.
It could also be a "rail ballast" fork.
I am guessing : A bicycle lock?
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...
Post fence wire stretcher.
Run a belt sander over pallet wood before running it through a jointer or thicknesser. A sander will quickly show up any nails or bits of wire left in the wood before they get a chance to damage a pl...
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.
Looks more like tongs used in glass blowing.
@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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Awesome! I live in South Africa and hydraulic water rams can still be found in some of the more rural areas.
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...
What is the diameter of the round bit?
Nitabugs71 Is there a makers name or any other identification on the knife? I posted the photos on my local knife makers forum and it has got us all baffled! Fhrjr2 Can you expand further on...
"The directed pressurized water rotates a series of cupped wheels.................." Sounds like a Pelton wheel to me.
Could the one blade possibly be a cut throat razor? I'm looking at the very hollow grind angle as well as what appears to be a finger rest at the base of the blade.
Any idea what the blade is made from? Non rusting? Is it sharp? I'm also curious about the hole in the tip of the blade. Possibly for a hinge pin or bolt?
I suspect that the "sheath for a second knife" is actually a pouch for a sharpening stone.
Anvils in good condition an be worth a fair amount of money even if they are very old. You may find the weight marked as "** CWT" standing for "hundredweight" If the base of the anvil has dot pun...
Top left looks like a linesman's knife?
The one on the left is a "Hi lift" jack. Widely used by 4X4 off roaders etc. Very common, plenty of them around.
Motoolz. I have an identical spokeshave which has always been identified to me as a cobblers/shoemakers "heel shave" However I have often wondered if it was not used for the shaping of oars or the...
It could be a bayonet that has been cut down and converted into a knife.
Any makers name, markings etc?