What is it? Answers LXXVI

Friday, August 05, 2005

418. Track shoe spikes

419. The image is from a Monopoly game board.

420. Pipe reamer

421. Watchmaker's mainspring punch, the bracket on the lower jaw allows the tool to pull the pin out of the spring after it makes the hole.

I found another one that has all the pins:

422. Feng shui compass/sundial, someone on the web provided me with these translations:

The markings on the base, where the pegs fit in the notches, are marked with times of the year (similar to months).

The markings around the one upper piece in the close-up are also times, as would be expected with a sundial.

However, the markings around the compass seem to also indicate times, not directions.

423. Sheep shears

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