A friend went off to a retired millwrights garage sale with high hopes, I'm not sure what treasures he returned with but he took a picture of these sadly neglected tools, sent it to me saying that everything below the hacksaw was a mystery to him. I'll throw it out here:
#1 looks like s multitool of some sort, possibly some sort of shoemakers hammer or hoof pick?
#2 This is a spring loaded device that the wheels rotate when squeezed.
#3 I believe this is a machinists tachometer. Update. How to use a speed indicator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RLnwgp6YcM
#1 might be a tool for opening and breaking down wooden crates.
Nr 3 probably a Moore & Wright Speed Indicator
(check out the tools...)
#1 Dave, Like this? https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/hand-tools/multi-tools/32016-box-tool?item=88K3901
Not like the hatchet style but the end of the handle looks like a crude nail puller and the working end looks a lot like the modern bucket lid openers so I thought maybe it's a tool for opening fruit crates or something. It's a stretch and I can't find any evidence so far.
Yes, it has all the features of a (light duty) tool like that, I thought the nail puller end and small "hammer head" and various prying features might be related to horseshoes, I can't find anything to support that guess up either.
João Custódio, i think you're right, and that is a lovely (now bookmarked) site!
Mister G., looking at the relative size of #1 compared to the saw and to the utility knife handle I realize now that it's probably too small to be a crate opener. In my mind I was thinking of it being the size of a small hatchet but that's clearly not the case.
Number 1 might be a painters tool for opening and closing paint cans and metal 5 gallon buckets with the perforated tabs holding he lid on? The tiny hammer for putting the lids on tightly? The thing with the wheels is a real mystery.
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