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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. Stag is one of the very low quality knives associated with Imperial-Schrade, now out of business. These knives usually slide apart into two halves so that you can use the knife & fork together. I can'...
  2. It's Batman.
  3. Ankle rattles: yes. Slave: No. They are identified elsewhere on the 'net as Yoruba ankle rattles, from Nigeria. They were worn by dancers. Why does everything Black have to be slave-related and ev...
  4. This is the top half of a (usually) British miner's lantern. There would be a base at the bottom of the 4 long rods and a glass cylinder enclosing the space between the two halves.
  5. Son of a gun! The horizontal tooth model even has two differently-sized holes. OK. I'm sold. Good work buckethead.
  6. The one on the right, especially, would be nearly impossible to fit around an animal's neck (unless they are turkey bells and go over the head). It appears to be forged iron. The arms with the rings c...
  7. I wouldn't try skinning with that super-pointy blade; you'll make many punctures in the hide. It looks like many of the aggressive-looking but pointlessly over-designed knives from companies like Fros...
  8. It looks like some of the places "American Pickers" get into! ;-) PS: Be Careful!!!!
  9. billretiredcoll- I noticed in the video that the modern sheller did a lousy job at the end of the cob because it was too big but in the center it did a great job. I see how the various holes in this p...
  10. billretirecoll- I thought of curry comb but remembered them as having finer teeth. The hoof pick idea is interesting though. I hope someone gives a link to an ID.
  11. Beautiful piece of cast iron. The combination of a handle and screw-holes to fasten it down is confusing. Here's a couple of quick Guesses: It's to scrape mud off your boots; it's a fish scaler.
  12. Interesting piece. Possibly "home made." You won't know until you get it out and look for a) maker's markings or name plate, b) less than factory-level welding. Like any wheelbarrow it could be used t...
  13. I've always heard these referred to as "bearing scrapers," used years ago when re-building auto engines, to scrape bearing material which had seized onto the races due to excessive heat.
  14. I agree with bb2. The same can be said about pocket knives. There are only two or three legitimate nazi folding knife patterns. 99.99% you see were made in the 1970s. In fact, If a maker HAD made that...
  15. This is an early version of an adjustable-length blade, or sliding blade, knife. The blade pulls out and locks on one of 5 positions allowing the selection of the right length blade for any job..
  16. This is a rosette which was screwed to a door where the knob's shaft protrudes. It prevents the knob from wearing directly against the wood of the door. It appears to have a piece broken off.
  17. Please call the developer before they bring in the jackhammer. If they don't plan to save the floor start a newspaper/radio/online campaign to preserve it. DON'T trust the building's owners to do the...
  18. What a superb piece! If I were you I would look into whether there is a custom thermometer mfgr. who can make a thermometer to the size dictated by the plate's design and have one made.
  19. Since no one has chimed in on this yet I am going to venture a guess: It's part of some kind a locking device such as part of the innards of a safe's lock. (?)
  20. This knife is almost certainly German in origin or, if not, them Italian. It is typical of hunting knives mass-produced there from the 1950s thru the '80s. There should be some words/letters stamped a...
  21. This is an inexpensive Japanese "hunting" knife ca. 1965. The hole in the handle probably had a compass in it.
  22. The oval tool is a shackle key. Sorta like a wingnut.
  23. Definitely fairly recent. George Ibberson was in business ca. 1700 through 1988. This knife is probably from their last decade of operation. If you have time and patience you can probably find the pat...
  24. fortapache's right. It's probably African. This is an example of what we call "airport art" intended for tourists.
  25. Interesting. Salesmen's samples usually have the company's name and other advertising/promotional information painted on them.
  26. Enter "Wrench Knife" into eBay periodically and you will find many similar tools. The knife components do not look particularly refined so I'd guess in the $20 range but the Pepsi connection is a wild...
  27. Keys like this were used in safes where the key could be left in the lock of a lockable drawer inside the safe, when the drawer was not in use. To save space the grip folded allowing the safe door to...
  28. No real idea. I'd guess ca. 1900 with 25-30 years on either side. Probably made all through that period.
  29. This is an old-style cork press used to squeeze the cork, reducing its diameter, prior to inserting it in a bottle.
  30. fhrjr2 is correct. If they don't cut small twigs (pencil size) cleanly it will be a big job to get the jaws to align properly due to the damage done to the lower jaw. Actually, they are not particular...
  31. The upswept blade design falls into the general category of a jambiya, although they don't usually have animal heads for the pommel. They are made all over the Middle East. The sheath, guard, and pom...
  32. Best not to paint it. A serious collector will just have to strip your paint off later.
  33. The blade does look like a SE Asian kris but the handle is all wrong. The animal "guard", horn grip with an eagle(? - your pics are fuzzy), and the head-like pommel look Mexican. Go to Google Translat...
  34. It's a "jambiya", originating from a large portion of the Middle East and even Northern Africa. It would be nice to see the blade.
  35. Similar wrenches were (and still are) made to help mechanics get to specific bolts/nuts which are in out-of-the-way places where regular wrenches won't fit.
  36. The blood pressure equivalent of this is a sphygmomanometer. I don't even want to think about what a spinal manometer would be. :-)
  37. It is a "board measure." You hook the end onto the side of a board (like using the tab at the end of a modern tape measure) and by reading the numbers (if you know how to do it) you can calculate the ...
  38. Never thought of that, Frisco. Alternately, it could be used to lift something and the trigger, when pulled, releases the other end to drop it (?) (Although that doesn't explain why there are two hole...
  39. Nice piece - no idea what it is but: I've been on ebay for 20 years and a I can absolutely guaran-dam-tee you that many sellers are not knowledgeable! :-) Good luck with the ID. Does it come apart? I...
  40. This is called a "charge coin." It is an early form of credit card. The design identifies the store that issued it.
  41. These are patterns which were made throughout the Mediterranean: Italy, France, & Spain, in the 18th and early 19th centuries. If I had to guess I would say France due to the sophisticated scroll-work...
  42. Around here we always called these "ice saws" - used for cutting large blocks into smaller blocks (as opposed to the larger T-handled harvesting saws). Because they got wet a wooden handle would not l...
  43. This piece probably dates from ca. 1958. It is made to look like a very early satellite like Sputnik. At the beginning of the space age satellites were all the rage in the public imagination. There w...
  44. This is called a "drone trap." It is used to eliminate excess drones, who don't collect pollen to make honey and are therefore considered a drain on the hive's resources, by preventing them from re-e...
  45. It's called a visi flow gauge. There are many different designs and they are still made. Google it. Also, keep in mind that a tube could have been clamped onto the "spout" so you wouldn't necessarily ...
  46. OK then: it's some kind of "visi flow gauge." They provide visible evidence that fluid is flowing through the unit. Large ones - about the size of a quart can - were used long ago (1930s) on gasoline ...
  47. Here's a thought: It's a water trap. Fuel floats on water and would have less buoyancy than water. The mercury globe is precisely calibrated to just under the specific gravity of water but greater tha...
  48. Why would the mercury spin as fluid passes through the outer bowl? The mercury doesn't touch anything except the bulb it is in. It can't impart any centrifugal action. Sediment bowls are generally on ...
  49. OK. So what's the mercury for?
  50. Irishcollector got it right.
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