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It's a double flue harpoon. Blubber knives have a much broad edge and no points.
I remember seeing frames like that holding tiny religious pictures.
Ah, yeah! A transom window hook!
With the right pole it would serve as a boat hook. It wouldn't be useful for something so large as the motor whaleboat (~30 foot), though. A small motor skiff (speed boat size, ~15 foot) is more like...
looks to me like a "Yankee" screwdriver. You push the handle and drives and internal screw mechanism so you don't need to turn your wrist. It spun faster than you could do it manually. http://www....
Light bulb just came on. Maybe it's for lifting and carrying large spools of yarn/thread that afix to a machine? I'd be fixed on smelting/casting/foundry, but textile producers would also be humpin...
:-) That's the Navy's pith helmet. The army wouldn't know what to do with an anchor. I couldn't find a net example of the helmet, but I remember that insignia real well.
A detachable handle? It looks to me as though one would push the button end into a round opening in a container or vessel until the beads on each arm passed through the rim of the opening. Then, when ...
Well how neat is that!? I know that I wouldn't have tried to open them up that far for fear of breaking something. Good find, TallCakes!
@ballstatebaseball, not pruning, just clutching and yanking.
It looks to me as though it would be well suited for pulling dead heads from flowering bushes. I can't imagine that tool being used to lift anything held in its teeth - they'd either need to dig right...
I wish I could add more. Those sorts of kerosene lanterns were still in when I was young. I lived near a passenger terminal/train yard in the 50s. I'd bet your lantern is older.
I believe that they are now Nunotani Keiki Seisakusho. http://nunotanihakuyoukk.jp/company_history.html That's a binnacle compass and would have been mounted in a post/column affair to shelter i...
It's a portable switch signal kerosene lamp for railroads.
I love Lightnings!
It's a portable clothes hanger bar for the underside of a shelf (locker/closet/wall), The finger hook lets you carry the everything one handed. It's probably fine for hanging shirts/blouses. Very han...
An empty barrel
It's a punch designed for edge work in a hard material that is about the thickness of that slot in the neck, which lets the user put the hole at the same distance from an edge each time. The slanted p...
I think it looks like a makeshift splitting maul, except for the metal handle.
hand-forged blade... That's something. I love old stuff. I sure hope someone can point to a period for that.
:-) I've done a _lot_ of soldering..
It's a darned pretty piece, at any rate. I think old sailing ships are beautiful.
After peeking at http://romanlocks.com/Padlocks.htm It might be byzantine. Check out item 5232. Old locks are ingenious.
"What ship is that?" I had to say it, I'm re-reading the Aubrey/Maturin series. Do you think the image is a random, mythical ship or a real one? It looks like there's a jack flying, but it doesn...
I think that a rod or wire of some sort is pulled up through the tube as the wheel is spun. The side knob looks like it would lock down the material so that it doesn't slide back out when not in use. ...
It's one of these two: http://colnect.com/en/bottlecaps/bottlecap/6173-Coca_Cola_Classic-The_Coca-Cola_Company-United_States_of_America http://colnect.com/en/bottlecaps/bottlecap/6176-Coca_Cola_...
I thought that, too, but wasn't able to find any Carabinieri insignia with cannons and axes. They've a few old ones with swords/sabres and mounted bayonets, but no cannons. I see I have another sle...
That's sure a possibility. How about a side view to see the thickness?
I don't think I'd do more than clean the grime and lube it. That's a very nice service knife that'll be good for regular pocket carry. Well, I suppose if you don't wear nice slacks or a suit to work, ...
@OldTownGal, I've seen several pipe holsters in my travels, none just like that one, though. When I was _very_ young everyone smoked. The style looks similar to pouches I remember seeing on a fisherme...
Though olive wreathes appear on a lot of civilian police logos, the emblem has many elements commonly found on military issue weapon/field tool items. The combination of cannon, axes (maybe pole-ax...
Sorry, it's only a regular medicine ("physick") vial. I don't have any info on the stamp. Perhaps the apothecary who put up the meds also officially served the crown's physician?
I have fond memories of the way the TV repairman's "tube box" smelled. Nice find :-)
American Empire style? I think the floor-length columns give it a sort of deco-ish look. If this was not mass-produced there may be some maker's marks (impressed/stamped/branded) in very inconspicuou...
It's a commercial clipper. No pennants, three-masted, square-rigged. I don't see a spanker (or driver sail) and no indication of it also being steam powered, as well. The style was common from the ...
The style was in general use in the early 1900's for regular sized oil barrels. eBay has some 55 and 56 gallon barrels from that period and that style running USD$120-400. It's a cool can.
Are you in Canada or the UK or elsewhere?
BTW, I mentioned resistors earlier. This instructable has a very good explanation of why. It's a cool, color changing throwie. http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkies-Revisiting-the-LED-Throwie/
@kivatinitz, Cruise by Instructables for some real easy plans. Here's a link for "led throwies:" http://www.instructables.com/howto/throwie/ If you search there for LED bottlecap Have ...
the markings look like those on a Spanish silver doubloon. Google has a pile of images. Thanks for sharing something so cool!
I sure wish I had more to say. I think you might be at the point where you need might want to look for a nearby collector. I doubt if the movements had any factory markings that were casually visible ...
I would want to keep them illuminated all the time! A couple of LEDs, a couple resistors and a battery would do the trick. Cheap and easy :-) Those are beautiful!
@ vetraio50, That's a cool site. Thanks.
Except for the absence of a bell, the movement looks like one from a Chancey Jerome "Sessions" clock, ca. 1912, on this page: http://wkinsler.com/clocks/index.html#Chauncey_Jerome Dating the moveme...
Looking at the thumbnail on a small notebook, it looks like a product logo: Flo ** Go across a simple decoration. At 100% I see a lighted doorway with a small awning above the text "A ...
@Efesgirl re: " Makes me crazy when I research a piece and can't find bupkus." Welcome to my world. I look for everything. I used to look at a dozen sites a day. Good meds have helped a little, ...
so blue.... man, i love those!
It's beautiful. You were really lucky!
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