Number 5 are tape measures so belong with an antique tool collection.I don't want to be shellfish about it...
Hi Rog, I liked the Clam with three feet, that's good measure from a fish-monger.
Is number two the odd one out? I ask because I think it may be a surgeon's saw.
You have correctly identified number 2 Mike, but I don't consider it to be at all odd among other precision instruments.Have a look at number 4 and ask os again.
Ask Os? A pretty obvious clue to a Greek Terracotta Askos flask. Presumably at least a Century BC so possibly old enough for Mike to class it as an antique ;-)
Well spotted on number 4 Rog, I thought a drop of oil would not be too far out of place with all these tools despite the container being 'the odd one out'.
Hello Rog; as it is from antiquity, obviously it's alright as an Antique. On the other hand, if I can remember an object being in use, then it can't be an antique, as I'm a youngish sort of chap.
Is number 8 a jeweller's tool for stretching or reshaping rings?
Close Mike, but no banana ~ it's a watch-maker's vice on a mahogany base.
Nr 4 looks a little like tooled leather in texture :)Is it dog? And if so why? What's the connection between a dog and oil?Sorry it's taken me so long to come and have a look.The school holidays and some extremely cold weather have given me some time over so here I am:) When Lasse wakes up I'll get him to have a butchers too, you've found some beautiful tools, even if I have no idea what some of them are for.Love Pooh
I confess Nea that I was unaware of the application of many of the objects I've displayed until the internet informed me ~ which is part of the point of the exercise. No.4 does have an interesting texture; it is well worn terracotta that has been handled for a few centuries and rested for a few more. The Greeks knew them as askoi. I did drop a clue about this askos which Rog cleverly picked up, they were used for holding and pouring oil. It is difficult to be sure if this one is a dog or a sheep, but many of them were in the shape of stylised fish and animals just for decoration or perhaps to keep the children amused at table. Thanks for joining in and please remember me kindly to Lasse.
1. a T. J. Gardner chamfer plane.3. a rather gorgeous trammel point.6. a universal tool from nuremberg circa 15607. Winslow's adjustable face-marking gauge. (see 7a for application)9. violin maker's double-ended round bottom plane10. coach-maker's plow plane C18th.12. ivory handled violin-maker's plane