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Convert your Circular Saw to a Chainsaw! - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Humpfreys "Safety" Double Snap Bolt for Breast Chains and Traces Pat'd 1888 - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
18th Century Bronze Henna "Tatoo" Stamps - Accessoriesin Accessories
Humphrey Tool Co. Tool/Screwdriver set - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Beymer Bauman Co Bucket of Lead Pigment for making paint 1870 - 1900 - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Unusual Motion Lamp with "Table Lamp" Top Fixture - Lampsin Lamps
Keen Kutter Physician's Knife - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Unknown Pure White Pepper Tin "MA- - - - - & Cos." - Advertisingin Advertising
Tatum's Cast Iron What? Ink well holder? Caster? Pin holder?  - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Molinillo - Mexican Hot Chocolate Mixer - Kitchenin Kitchen

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  1. Technically this is a charcoal iron, not a sad iron. A sad iron is a solid block of metal heated on a specially made burner or on a stove top. With this iron you put burning coals, from a stove or fur...
  2. It is an atomizer. It can be used to spray a mist of any thin liquid: lubricant, disinfectant, perfume, etc.
  3. From India or thereabouts.
  4. I'm reasonably certain that the blade is made from an industrial hacksaw blade.
  5. It appears to be a simple rug hooking needle.
  6. The sound, "like a harmonica" (i.e. a metal reed), it is probably the key of "A" - the pitch you tune the first string of a violin to. In other words, its a violinist's novelty pitch pipe. Very cool!
  7. definitely a trivet for a sad iron.
  8. The cover on your lock appears to be marked "V&R Blakemore / Birmingham (England)." Blakemore was an agent, sometime around WWI, possibly later, who seems to have specialized in procuring hardware, lo...
  9. When the pieces are assembled, roughly what is the length of the whole tool?
  10. You can scrape gently on the tang area, with another knife, to remove rust. Some tang stamps are so shallow that any dirt obscures them and any actual rust pitting destroys them. I suspect the knife ...
  11. You have a "sleeveboard" jack knife; given its size some would call it a jumbo sleeveboard. The name refers to its silhouette which looks like the small ironing boards folks used to use to iron shirt ...
  12. If the blade is 6" long it is 1962 or earlier; 5" is post-1962. After Viet Nam a ton of never-issued examples were sold as surplus. An as-new knife with sheath and stone can be bought for $50+/-.
  13. This is a souvenir knife from some Spanish speaking place. On one side it is resist-etched "Recuerdo" which means "memory" (as in "a remembrance of") and on the other is "Adios Mariq(uina)?"" which co...
  14. It's missing a part. There should be a metal bar, split lengthwise, with a row of differently sized holes, that the cone-shaped piece is forced into to flare out the end of the tube.
  15. And the two sliding pieces with the points in them are called Trammel Points.
  16. I think this might be a kitchen gadget given as a premium by Rand Lumber. Many old cooking/baking pans were thin, formed, sheet iron with slightly beveled sides. The angle of the jaws on this piece wo...
  17. Vom Cleff & Co. was a New York City importer (1885-1926) at 105 Duane St. who imported razors and other cutting tools from Germany and England.
  18. Great work, lzenglish!
  19. Good luck! When you hear from them you may want to re-post the item.
  20. I think that when you find out what this is it will be a proprietary tool for some kind of measurement/adjustment on a Beliot paper machine and it has no other use. That's why we can't figure it out. ...
  21. MDR- I was thinking that too, although it does appear to be a self-contained tool. The company has a lot of patents but none that I found were remotely like this.
  22. I think the small scale on the brass piece is some kind of Vernier scale to give a more accurate reading than what can be read off the moveable scale alone. The little brass part screwed to the arc wo...
  23. bb2 - exposed balls and a deviate compass! What is the world coming to?
  24. Very loosely: in the late 19th century, when that style of binnacle was developed, a ship would be have been fairly large before it required a binnacle - let's say 125 feet or more - i.e. ocean-going....
  25. Google "Model Binnacle" https://www.google.com/search?q=model+binnacle&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7sIaX-K_WAhWD4SYKHUkJDQYQsAQIRA&biw=1024&bih=638
  26. The general shape suggests it may be a key for a Wootens Patent railroad lock. If you can find the remains of an approximately 3/8" long iron tab inserted into the fat portion of the shank, that will ...
  27. Just for the record, my door knocker idea was that you could drill a small hole in the door, insert the pin, and bend the legs out against the door or a washer inside. The problem would be that the fi...
  28. Maybe a door knocker(?)
  29. I don't know but I'll make a guess: Some kind of fruit or nut peeler/opener. The saw teeth would cut through a rind and the blade is - a blade!
  30. I think it's Bob. No, seriously, I have no idea. If you haunt the plumbing /construction tool sites you may find it. If my guess is correct I think it would be for fairly large pipe - say three or fo...
  31. They make such a thing to join long sections of pipe which need to be tightened together or slid into a coupling. Clamps are put around the sections to be joined and the tool is hooked onto specially ...
  32. It may be a hoof trimming tool used when shoeing horses. There should be a spring between the two nubs on the inside edges of the handles. That holds them open.
  33. Why, thank you, bb2! Actually, I see them frequently at farm sales around here. Newer ones are made of aluminum.
  34. Looks like a porch-post foot. You're holding it upside-down. It's fastened on the bottom of a wooden post which would otherwise rest on stone or concrete and absorb water every time it rained. It allo...
  35. During the Second World War many companies (including Case) produced a large "Bowie" style knife designated the V44 Survival Machete. A decade or so later Case produced a similar large Bowie knife for...
  36. BB2- I have great respect for people who can solve problems in that way. My own attempts, on the other hand, usually end up in disaster. Fortunately, I haven't killed myself yet. :-) racer- that's ...
  37. Yes, and common sense is the mother of intervention - like when somebody screws a circular saw under a couple boards to make a table saw. :-) I've seen the things that convert a drill to a saw. I'll b...
  38. The butterfly knife was invented in France ca. 1800. German examples were exported to the U.S. ca. 1880. Boentgen & Sabin (Germany) were in business from 1867 to 1983. I can't find Metz but it may hav...
  39. This tool pulls the cardboard disc/seal out of the top of the old milk bottles with the wide mouths.
  40. If you Google "Images for Antique Stone Hammer" you will find several hammers of this shape and other variations with the "serrated" edge/face.
  41. I'm pretty sure this is a stone-mason's hammer. The filed grooves would give it a "saw-tooth" effect, like a lot of parallel chisels, for smoothing a surface. It's been abused some, and that handle ma...
  42. P.S. "a chip and a crack or two" is what I mean by serious damage. As I said, these are not rare and there are many nearly perfect examples out there so chips and cracks, and wear, and the tip of the ...
  43. OK. First an FYI: You can't list these on eBay or Etsy. You can't carry them across state lines to sell them. Every community has their own prohibitions on possession and/or carrying. To get a summary...
  44. Ebay # 301592689833 is an expired auction for a singer sewing machine. The item description reads like a technical manual and includes the line ". . . the J&K clutch mechanism for this machine appears...
  45. Uh, yeah, Cadillac, I know what a key fob is. As the site you referenced shows, that piece is not a fob in any traditional sense because it is not attached to the key by a ring. It obviously has some ...
  46. OK, I'll bite. What's the purpose of the thing the key is through? Obviously, the key rotates in it; does it come it out? Why does it have that part with the rubber(?) spacer?
  47. Ha! Never heard of such a thing. It just doesn't look very abrasive to me.
  48. It is a tool to press the new primer into a used shotgun shell when re-loading.
  49. Had a similar piece without a handle years ago that was a primitive clothing scrubbing board.
  50. Say wha? A guero is a light-skinned Spanish person. I was just trying to determine if it was held by the handle and rubbed against something, as opposed to being something that had nothing to do with ...
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