Friday, June 6, 2008

1320. This was marked "Early radio acid battery", the first line of text on it reads "Novelty Electric Co.":

1321. This tool is called a Brake Buddy and is used to check brake stroke on air brakes. It is held onto the end of the slack adjuster and used as an extension to pull, allowing an easier check of brake stroke. The wrench on the end is used to tighten or loosen the adjuster nut accordingly .

1322. A tubing clamp for use in a laboratory to close a rubber tube.

1323. Probably a clamp for use in a dental lab when making false teeth:

Similar to this one:

The top part can be moved but is spring returned to the position seen in the previous photos.

From Stan Seevers' collection

1324. A nut cracker, patent number 2,377,369:

1325. A lumberjack's log marking hammer, two more rows of numbers could be attached to the head:

From Scotty Fulton's collection

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