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Bottle-brush
This text about the bottle-brush can only be consulted in Dutch.
Bottom swage
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Clogs that are nailed to a shelf (approx. 30 by 40 cm) and with which the gardener tamps the soil after sowing. The clogs are sometimes replaced by a shelf with straps that you fasten around your shoe; or fitted with ropes held taut by hand (1).The peat-cutter uses such clogs to tamp the spread wet dredge spoil to squeeze the water out before it is distributed with the mud-marking iron.To walk on muddy surfaces, trips are attached under the shoes or boots; there the aim is to increase support. [MOT](1) Eg. CROMPVOETS & VINEYARD ep.2: 169.
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With the manually pulled trail cultivator (1), the soil is lifted up to a fairly great depth (approx. 7-15 cm) and opened up and the weeds growing on it are loosened. It is also used to break clods. The working part, usually adjustable in width, consists of an odd number of curved iron teeth with a triangular point. It is screwed to an iron handle of approx. 120 cm, the end of which (approx. 25 cm) is bent and has a crossbar (approx. 35 cm). See also the hand cultivator. [MOT] (1) There are also trailed cultivators that are pulled by a horse.
Fagot fork
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These wrought iron pliers are used to pull out posts. In hop cultivation, this tool is used in combination with a lever to pull the stakes out of the ground every year. To be distinguished from the stone cutter's scissors. See also this associated tool. [MOT]
Mudguard punch
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Wooden or metal wedge - today made of plastic - usually with a concave top surface and a wooden handle or a metal bracket. The stop block is placed against the wheel of a vehicle to slow down or stop it. Implements for the railways are made according to plan from oak or elm; the stem (approx. 90 cm), made of ash or acacia (1). [MOT] (1) ''Kleine houten voorwerpen'': 3.
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Large wooden rake with wide teeth that are widely spaced, with which the sand heap is regularly worked to allow the sand to dry more quickly. There are also sand rakes (1) with metal teeth, as well as a combination rake and puller. [EMABB] (1) Proper English name yet unknown
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Key for roller skates
Small box spanner combined with two ring spanners or with a screwdriver, with which the roller skater adjusts his skates to his shoes (1). Another model consists of a small (approx. 12 cm) thin double ring spanner. [MOT] (1) These are skates that are attached to the shoes by means of straps.
Stencil brush
Paint brush used in stencil painting to apply the paint in the cut-out areas of the stencil consisting of letters, figures or decorations. You can also spat paint with it, in combination with a spatter sieve. The stencil brush consists of a round and straight-cut brush of firmly short (approx. 2 cm) white pig bristles (width approx. 0.4 - 3.7 cm), partly surrounded by a metal sleeve in which, on the other side, a short (approx. 6 cm) wooden handle sticks. [MOT]
Pestle for food grinder
Wooden pestle used to press food into the funnel of a grinder (e.g. meat grinder, rotary grater, etc.). The pestle always takes the shape of the funnel of the mill it belongs to. There are cylindrical, conical and parallelepiped-shaped pistils. The cone-shaped pestle is distinguishable from the cone-shaped pestle of the potato mash strainer which is smaller and the mould for cardboard boxes. [MOT]
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This porter's tool is a wooden lever with an iron lip for tipping metal barrels. The lip catches the bilge of the barrel. [MOT]
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This cabinet wrench is a three or square, narrowing Exagonal key, sometimes combined with one or more socket wrench(es), also with a screwdriver, with which doors and locks of cabinets etc. in carriages or ships can be opened or tightened. Construction workers such as the locksmith, carpenter and painter sometimes use a this wrench when there is no door handle in the lock, eg on a construction site. There are foldable models. The wrench also comes as part of a folding knife for construction workers. [MOT]
Striking wrench
Heavy-duty wrench (approx. 17-50 cm), respectively a ring- and open-end spanner, made of shock-resistant spring forged steel or chrome vanadium and with a widened end, used for firmly tightening and loosening nuts on heavy machines. This is done by hitting the side of the end with a club hammer or pneumatic hammer. [MOT]
Starter wrench
Double 12-sided ring spanner at the end of an arc-shaped rod. The shape of that rod makes it possible to loosen and tighten hard-to-reach nuts. The starter wrench is available in different sizes (10-22 mm). [MOT]
Scythe key
Square exagonal key that loosens or tightens the ring that attaches a scythe blade to the stem. A string can be threaded through the hole on the end of the lever. The scythe key comes in a single size. [MOT]
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These automotive pliers allow you to hold, tighten or loosen something. One of the arms can be moved sideways to obtain a larger opening width. These pliers are often in the tool bag in the car. [MOT]
Nutmeg mill
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Masticator
For those who have difficulty chewing, they have devised tongs that divide the meat into small pieces. The jaws of the masticator consist of three rods, which fit between each other. Two or three teeth prevent the chewed piece from slipping. A spring ensures the automatic opening of the hand tool. The rotating spindle can be removed to clean the pliers. [MOT]
Champagne scissors
The wire around the cork of a champagne bottle is cut with champagne scissors. The jaws are very short, since the wire is against the bottle and there is not much play between the wire and the bottle. The champagne scissors are sometimes part of the champagne nippers. [MOT]
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Tile cutter pliers
The tiler breaks tiles to size with these tile cutting pliers. First, you draw a straight line where you want to break off the tile and then you cut the glaze layer with a tile cutter. Finally, hold the tile on the line with the pliers and squeeze the pliers closed. The tile breaks off exactly at that place. The jaws are adapted to the purpose: the lower jaw is narrow and exerts a lot of pressure in one place to break the tile. The upper jaw is wide and winged and stops the tile. The wings are slightly bent so that the pressure is further increased. There is also a wheel on the lower jaw to roll a little further each time when the tile is broken. See also these tongs for roof tiles and marble pincers. [MOT]
Tyre spreader
The garage owner uses the tyre spreader to check the inside of the tyre. This is necessary after any repair to the inner tube, as it is quite possible that sharp parts are still sticking through the tyre. Fractions can also be determined. If the tyre is not too stiff, you can bend it apart with your hands. A belt spreader is necessary for larger tyres. With the adjusting screw it is possible to fix the tyre spreader at any position. [MOT]
Carving tongs
The carving tongs make it possible to clamp a piece of roast, so that it can be cut easily. The jaws are quite large, wide and arched. They consist of bars that are regularly spaced from each other. You can cut between the bars with a knife to obtain discs of the same thickness.  See also the carving fork and carving knife. [MOT]
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This mason's tool is an elongated wedge-shaped iron with a sharp edge that the mason uses to cut bricks to size by hitting it with brick hammer. Often the man clamps the stone between his knees (1). The tool is very similar to the farrier's toe knife. [MOT]
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Carver's mallet (metal)
Metal carver's mallet is a metal hammer with a short handle (approx. 10 cm) in the center of the base of a cylinder or the top of a truncated cone, as with the wooden carver's mallet. It can also be square with sides that diverge wider towards the end of the hammer head. With this mallet you can give powerful blows and it is mainly used on hard stone types in combination with a chisel. See also the stonemason's hammer. [MOT]
Thatching knife
This thatcher's knife is a large knife (approx. 50 cm long) with a rounded edge that resembles the fish chopping knife but with a firmer blade. It is used by the roofer to trim reed or straw and he can occasionally use it to cut the twine of the reed bundles or the ribbon straw of the sheaves, similar to the sheaf-knife. [MOT]
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Ham boner
The ham boner is a gouge to remove the thighbone or buttock of a ham or leg of lamb without cutting open or damaging the meat (muscle tissue). It is a sturdy gouge with a long (approx. 15-20 cm) and fairly wide (approx. 2-3 cm) blade that has a bevel on the outside, attached in a wooden or plastic handle. The concave shape of the blade slides easily on the bone and the bevel on the outside ensures that the meat comes off without much effort and is damaged as little as possible. The working part is sometimes slightly bent in length. See also the boning knife. [MOT]
Cutting board
Vegetables are finely chopped on a chopping board with a chopping knife. It consists of a rectangular or trapezoidal shelf with three raised edges, so that the cut food stays in place. In the modern kitchen, this chopping board has often been replaced by a chopping board without raised edges. See also chopping block. [MOT]
Bread slicer
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Glazing lever
The glazier can easily lift a large window with a glazing lever. It has a stem (approx. 20 cm) with a rectangular, thick (approx. 2-3 cm) blade with one straight and one sloping side attached to it. The tool is slid under the glass with the sloping side down; once under the glass, the stem is pushed down and the glass comes up. The glazing lever can be monoxile or plastic with a wooden handle. [MOT]
Billiard table iron
To smooth a billiard cloth, one can use a billiard table iron. This is a full metal iron with a thick (approx. 3-4 cm) rectangular (approx. 25 by 10 cm) blade and a U-handle. It resembles the solid metal iron that people used to use at home, but it is much heavier (approx. 7-8 kg). The carpenter sometimes used a billiard iron as a glue iron. [MOT]