What is it? Answers LXXVII

Friday, August 12, 2005

424. Fisherman's trolley weight, designed to travel up and down the fishing line (controlled by a second attached line) to change the depth of baited hooks.

425. Horse drawn carriage jack

426. Slater's hammer, for punching and trimming roofing slates, with leather handle to lessen the shock on the hand.

427. A race knife used to carve wood as a timber scribe, the spike is a pivot for the adjacent curved blade to gouge rings. The smaller attached blade is for carving straight lines or curves.

428. A thermometer

429. Grain probe

The interior tube can be rotated to close the holes.

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