Thursday, March 19, 2009

1567. A Civil War naval fuse wrench, the two prongs were inserted into the spanner holes of a metal fuse adapter in order to turn it in or out of the threading in a shell.

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1568. A retort clamp for holding flasks and other glassware in a laboratory, modern versions can be seen here.

From Dan Gaier's collection

1569. An apothecary bottle, used by a pharmacist to hold chemicals or medicine:

1570. A tool for melting metal to pour into molds, used by hunters and fishermen to make bullets and sinkers, also used by plumbers.

1571. An iron exercise boot, the holes on the sides are for attaching weights:

1572. A fence pole driver, used to pound a fence pole into the ground:

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