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Mould for tiles
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Mould for roof tiles
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The electrician uses these safety fuse pliers to install and remove fuse cartridges. Depending on the type of cartridge - eg cylindrical cartridge, glass fuse CEHESS, etc. - and thus also on the number of volts, a different model of pliers is used. The tool consists of a plastic, formerly Bakelite, pliers (approx. 20 cm) with rounded jaws. Sometimes a rubber sleeve is included for handling glass fuses. For the cartridges of heavy fuses (up to 12000 V) formerly used in small processing plants (of eg lighting fixtures) a long (approx. 115 cm) (1) wooden tongs with porcelain insulators on the arms were used. The pliers may or may not be provided with a grounding in the form of a cable. See also the key for safety fuse type DIAZED. [MOT] (1) E & E: 353; mentions that these pliers come in two sizes and also shows another model.
Dish clamp
Ear spoon
Darning tool
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Bottleopener for screw caps
Aglet pliers
The shoemaker fixes the aglet on shoelaces with these pliers. He places this iron band on the lace to prevent it from fraying and to make it easier to thread. The jaws are slightly hollowed out for the curve of the aglet.See also the lace-tag fitter. [MOT]
Stitching clamp
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The optician can easily hold spectacle lenses with these spectacle forceps. The jaws consist of two round plates, which are covered with rubber on the inside. This way, the glasses are not damaged and you have a better grip on them. One jaw is mounted on a spring, so that the pressure is applied more gently to the glass. This jaw can also move slightly up or down. The other jaw is slightly larger and hollow on the inside for the convex side of the glass. A spring opens the pliers automatically. [MOT]
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Blind riveting pliers
Embossing pliers
Canvas stretching pliers
Tile chipping pincers
Can pierce
The can pierce is an elongated, flat and short (approx. 10 cm) metal kitchen utensil with a pointed and bent bottom end with which you can prick pouring and air holes in cans of milk, fruit juice, oil, etc. It is often combined with a bottleopener or a corkscrew. There is also a can pierce with a lid. There are two short nails in a round (plastic) lid. This way, the container can be closed after piercing. See also paint can opener. [MOT]
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Instead of using a roofer's hammer and slater's stake, slates can also be cut to size with these slate shears. These are scissors with a flat lower jaw that slopes downwards and in which there is a rectangular recess in which the upper jaw fits. The slate is placed on the lower jaw and when closing the scissors, a piece of the slate is cut off. In this way, one can continue to cut along the same line to remove a complete piece of the slate. Often there is a protrusion on one of the arms that prevents the hand from sliding forward when cutting. There are also fixed models with a sharp protrusion that can be hammered into the roof boarding. [MOT]
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Stave splitter
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Stonemason's hammer
Metal hammer with a short handle and a straight or curved hammer head with square faces. Sometimes hollows have been deliberately made in the sides above the handle. (1) The stonemason uses this hammer to hit the narrow-headed chisels (2), a crown drill or a masonry drill). Also when splitting off a block of stone of the right size and shape; one by one a number of wedges are then knocked into the block of stone in a straight line and some distance apart until the two parts of the stone are split apart. See also metal carver's mallet. [MOT] (1) These cavities would ensure a better distribution of the impact force on hard stone types such as granite (MERCUZOT: 221). (2) When the chisel head is wide, a wooden stonemason beater is used.
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Trowel with an elongated (approx. 16-20 cm), flat and narrow (approx. 2.5-4 cm) blade that is rounded or pointed and attached to a handle with a bent joint. It is used by the bricklayer or tile roofer to apply mortar between roof tiles. The plasterer uses it in places where it is difficult to reach with other tools, behind heating pipes, etc. To be distinguished from the tongue trowel of the bricklayer and not to be confused with the beekeeper's uncapping knife. [MOT]
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This tool places a capsule - i.e. a metal cap with pegs at the bottom (1) - over the spigot of a wine barrel, so that it is sealed and ready for transport. The tool is knocked with a hammer and the capsule is driven into the wine barrel. (1) The capsule can be marked with the mark (number) of the seller or with motifs related to wine growing such as a bunch of grapes. Yellow capsules are used for white wine, while red capsules are used for red wine (BRUNET 1925: 262).
Tongue trowel
Hand tool with a rounded, elongated (approx. 13-20 cm) blade that protrudes into an upwardly curved handle. The tool is used by the bricklayer and plasterer. Can be distinguished from this trowel, but has a wider blade (approx. 4-7 cm). [MOT]
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Pan scrubber
With a pan scrubber you can clean dirty pans or pots while washing. It consists of a scouring pad made of galvanized iron mesh or steel wool, which may or may not be attached to a plastic handle.See also the sink brush for dishwashing. [MOT]
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A polishing brush is used to polish parquet floors. This is a short-haired brush that is located under a metal, rectangular plate that is attached to a long (approx. 1.30 m), wooden or metal handle. When the wax-rubbed parquet floor is almost dry, it is rubbed on with a polishing brush until it is nice and shiny. [MOT]
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Bush hammer
Hammer with an elongated hammer head (approx. 10-20 cm long, approx. 2-5 cm wide) made of hardened steel with pyramid-shaped pointed teeth on both faces and a wooden handle (approx. 30-40 cm), for flattening natural stone. This type of stone finishing is called bushing. From the 17th century onwards, the bush hammer was used for hard stone types, never for soft stone or marble. Because the tips wear out quickly, there are models with interchangeable heads. The disadvantage of this tool is that it sometimes causes cracks that make the stone weather faster. See also the bouchard (chisel). [MOT]
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Potatoes can be harvested with a garden spade, a hoe, a potato lifting fork or a potato harvester. The latter has three, sometimes four, wide (approx. 2-3 cm) and flat teeth with pointed ends (approx. 25-30 cm long), which are slightly attached to a wooden handle (approx. 100-130 cm) ). [MOT]
Cobweb brush
Brush - sometimes made of goat hair - in the shape of a sphere or hemisphere or around a triangular bracket, attached to a long wooden or plastic handle that is often extendable (up to approx. 3 m) and is used to remove spider silk. [MOT]
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This bit consists of a metal pipe (diameter approx. 0.5-1 cm) - sharp on one end and with a handle or a crank on the other end - to cut circles, hearts, etc. as decoration on the clogs. It is pushed onto the clog, never beaten like the leatherworker's punch. [MOT]