This ClipArt gallery offers 163 illustrations of tools used in various trades.

"Acutenaculum, or Needle-holder'"-Whitney, 1902

Acutenaculum

"Acutenaculum, or Needle-holder'"-Whitney, 1902

"The ring which suspends some of the articles in use in the Alipterium." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Alipterium Tools

"The ring which suspends some of the articles in use in the Alipterium." — Encyclopedia Britanica,…

Spring balances are used to weigh articles in which a high degree of exactness is not required.

Balances

Spring balances are used to weigh articles in which a high degree of exactness is not required.

A block used in hauling in the pursing line or bridle of a purseseine. Two of these attached o the purse-davit by hooks.

Pursing Block

A block used in hauling in the pursing line or bridle of a purseseine. Two of these attached o the purse-davit…

A can for oil, especially a can with a spout constructed to release oil drop by drop, as for lubricating machinery. Also called oiler.

Oil Can

A can for oil, especially a can with a spout constructed to release oil drop by drop, as for lubricating…

The chronograph is used to register time.

Chronograph

The chronograph is used to register time.

An electric or manual drill, which has jaws and a collar that is tightened to grip and hold the drill bit.

Drill Chuck

An electric or manual drill, which has jaws and a collar that is tightened to grip and hold the drill…

A cigar cutter is a device designed to cut one end off a cigar so that it may be properly smokes. Although some cigars are cut on both ends, or twirled at both ends, the vast majority come wit one straight cut end and one end in a cap which must be cut off for the cigar to be smoked.

Nineteenth Century Cigar Cutter

A cigar cutter is a device designed to cut one end off a cigar so that it may be properly smokes. Although…

A device consisting of a pair of clamping jaws carrying a ring and a hook. Used for securing or attaching the end of a cord, as a round lathe belt or rail car signal cord.

Rope Clamp

A device consisting of a pair of clamping jaws carrying a ring and a hook. Used for securing or attaching…

This tool allowed easy tailoring of clothes; featuring an adjustable arm to fit garment lengths.

Frame, Clothes

This tool allowed easy tailoring of clothes; featuring an adjustable arm to fit garment lengths.

"The compressed air manometer consists of a strong graduated glass tube of uniform narrow bore, closed at the top and fixed hermetically into the neck of a wide iron cylinder. The tube contains dry air, and its lower end dips below the surface of mercury contained in the cylinder. Attached to the side of the cylinder is a tube A, with a stop-cock, to afford communication with the vessel the pressure in which is to be measured. When the manometer is attached to the vessel containing compressed gas the mercury rises in the glass tube till the pressure of the air confined in the tube plus the height of the mercury column above the level of the mercury in the cylinder is equal to the pressure on the surface of mercury in the cylinder." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Compressed Air Manometer

"The compressed air manometer consists of a strong graduated glass tube of uniform narrow bore, closed…

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. Couplings do not normally allow disconnection of shafts during operation, though there do exist torque limiting couplings which can slip or disconnect when some torque limit is exceeded.

Electrical Coupling

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting…

"Currying Apparatus. C, pommel; R, raising board; S, slicker." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Currying Apparatus

"Currying Apparatus. C, pommel; R, raising board; S, slicker." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle at one end, and a cross handle at the other in the plane of the blade." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Currying Knife

"The knife is a double-edged rectangular blade, about 12 inches by 5 inches, with a straight handle…

"Showing the manner of honing the section knife or razor." -Stevens, 1916

Cutting Plant Sections

"Showing the manner of honing the section knife or razor." -Stevens, 1916

An iron bar with ends bent over and pointed, for securing logs together in a raft. The points are driven respectively into adjacent or juxtaposed logs, which are thus bonded to each other.

Raft Dog

An iron bar with ends bent over and pointed, for securing logs together in a raft. The points are driven…

Side view of a hand drawing on a mechanical drawing board.

Hand Drawing

Side view of a hand drawing on a mechanical drawing board.

A high powered pneumatic or electrically driven device for boring holes into rock.

Rock Drill

A high powered pneumatic or electrically driven device for boring holes into rock.

"Balance-dynamometer (elevation). An apparatus for measuring the amount of force expended by men, animals, or motors in moving a load, operating machines, towing vessels, etc.; a power-measurer." -Whitney, 1911

Balance, Dynamometer

"Balance-dynamometer (elevation). An apparatus for measuring the amount of force expended by men, animals,…

"Balance-dynamometer (elevation). An apparatus for measuring the amount of force expended by men, animals, or motors in moving a load, operating machines, towing vessels, etc.; a power-measurer." -Whitney, 1911

Balance, Dynamometer

"Balance-dynamometer (elevation). An apparatus for measuring the amount of force expended by men, animals,…

The ecuelle a piquer is used in perfumery, "for lacerating the oil vessels in the rinds of orange, lemon, etc.; the oil collects in the hollow handle, whence it is poured off at a." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Ecuelle a Piquer

The ecuelle a piquer is used in perfumery, "for lacerating the oil vessels in the rinds of orange, lemon,…

"Fig. 6- scissors, knives, and forceps, 1/2 natural size." Elliot Coues, 1994 These items may be used to seize and draw out a membrane or embryo from the egg.

Scissors, Knives, and Forceps Used for Egg Blowing

"Fig. 6- scissors, knives, and forceps, 1/2 natural size." Elliot Coues, 1994 These items may be used…

"Figure 7-hooks for extracting embryos, natural size; a,b,c, plain hooks; d, bill-hook, having cutting edge along the concavity." Elliot Coues, 1884

Hooks Used in the Process of Egg Blowing for the Purpose of Extracting Embryos

"Figure 7-hooks for extracting embryos, natural size; a,b,c, plain hooks; d, bill-hook, having cutting…

"Figure 5-Instruments for blowing eggs; a,b, blow-pipes, 1/2 natural size; c, wire for cleansing them; d, syringe, 1/2 natural size (the ring of the handle must be large enough to insert the thumb); e, bulbous insufflator, for sucking eggs." Elliot Coues, 1884

Several Special Instruments Used in the Process of Egg Blowing

"Figure 5-Instruments for blowing eggs; a,b, blow-pipes, 1/2 natural size; c, wire for cleansing them;…

"Figure 4 - egg-drills, different sizes. Steel implements with a sharp-pointed conical head of rasping surface, and a slender shaft; several such, of different sizes, are needed" Elliot Coues, 1884

Egg Drills are Special Tools Used for Preparing and Blowing Eggs

"Figure 4 - egg-drills, different sizes. Steel implements with a sharp-pointed conical head of rasping…

"Sulphurators are instruments for distributing flowers of sulphur, for the purpose of destroying mildew. In the case of greenhouse plants, such as heaths, simply dusting with sulphur through a muslin bag or dredger is sufficient." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Epps's Sulphurator

"Sulphurators are instruments for distributing flowers of sulphur, for the purpose of destroying mildew.…

A fastener is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together.

Device Fastener

A fastener is a hardware device that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together.

A fixture for drawing liquor from a cask or vessel, consisting of a tube stoped with a peg, spigot, or slide.

Faucet

A fixture for drawing liquor from a cask or vessel, consisting of a tube stoped with a peg, spigot,…

Any substance, as cloth, paper, porous porcelain, or a layer of charcoal or sand, through which liquid or gas is passed to remove suspended impurities or to recover solids.

General Purpose Filter

Any substance, as cloth, paper, porous porcelain, or a layer of charcoal or sand, through which liquid…

A kind free-falling tool

Free-Falling

A kind free-falling tool

"A cleaving tool having a wedge-shaped blade, with a handle set at right angles to the length of the blade, used in splitting staves for casks and the like. It is driven by a mallet." -Whitney, 1911

Frow

"A cleaving tool having a wedge-shaped blade, with a handle set at right angles to the length of the…

A conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth.

Automatic Funnel

A conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances…

A funnel is a pipe with a wide, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It is used to channel liquid or fine grained substances into containers with a small opening. Without a funnel, spillage would occur.

Liquid Channeling Funnel

A funnel is a pipe with a wide, often conical mouth and a narrow stem. It is used to channel liquid…

Adjustable limit gage is used to measure the diameter of an object by adjusting screws on both sides of the U shaped gage.

Adjustable Limit Gage

Adjustable limit gage is used to measure the diameter of an object by adjusting screws on both sides…

A micrometer depth gage used to measure irregular holes in narrow boring. The gage measures the holes by inserting the rod into the gage while the pointer measures the bore.

Depth Micrometer Gage

A micrometer depth gage used to measure irregular holes in narrow boring. The gage measures the holes…

A device for measuring very small distances, objects, or angles, especially one based on the rotation of a finely threaded screw, as in relation to a microscope.

Micrometer Gage

A device for measuring very small distances, objects, or angles, especially one based on the rotation…

An illustration of a planer height gage for fine, or precise, work. The gage measures the object's height by moving the extended arm and fastening it with the conical pin. The height is read by the measuring stick attached to the arm.

Planer Height Gage

An illustration of a planer height gage for fine, or precise, work. The gage measures the object's height…

"Stepped gage, a form of male or plug gage in which a series of external gages are combined, each projecting like a step beyond that next in front of it." -Whitney, 1911

Stepped Gauge

"Stepped gage, a form of male or plug gage in which a series of external gages are combined, each projecting…

A garment covering the hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb; if there is an opening but no covering sheath for each finger they are called "fingerless gloves".

Working Glove

A garment covering the hand. Gloves have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and the thumb;…

A frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel.

Grate

A frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel.

This device was used by a hairdresser. A hairdresser is a universal term referring to someone whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting and hair texture techniques.

Hair Dresser Apparatus

This device was used by a hairdresser. A hairdresser is a universal term referring to someone whose…

A hammer with a narrow rounded edge, used for making tubes and cylindrical moldings.

Crease Hammer

A hammer with a narrow rounded edge, used for making tubes and cylindrical moldings.

A hammer with a narrow rounded edge, used for making tubes and cylindrical moldings.

Crease Hammer

A hammer with a narrow rounded edge, used for making tubes and cylindrical moldings.

In combination with the bottle, this removable hand protector is placed upon the neck while pulling back on the cork. The protector has a tubular collar which loosely encircles the neck of the bottle and is adapted to be grasped by the hand, and having a diameter less than the diameter of the body of the bottle so as to hold the bottle back when the cork is pulled upon.

Removable Hand Protector for Bottles

In combination with the bottle, this removable hand protector is placed upon the neck while pulling…

A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body.

General Purpose Harness

A support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body.

This cant hook is a traditional logging tool very similar to a peavey featuring a movable hook. This tool was commonly used to move logs.

Cant Hook

This cant hook is a traditional logging tool very similar to a peavey featuring a movable hook. This…

A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.

Loud Horn

A device for projecting sound waves, as in a loudspeaker.

A saw custom suited for cutting through ice. Ice saws may be used to open a hole in the ice covering a lake for those attempting to go 'ice fishing' in the winter.

Ice Saw

A saw custom suited for cutting through ice. Ice saws may be used to open a hole in the ice covering…

Device that is used to ignite something, especially a fuel mixture, or a charge of explosive

Mixture Igniter

Device that is used to ignite something, especially a fuel mixture, or a charge of explosive

To monitor breathing gas pressure in the diving cylinder, a diving regulator usually has a high pressure hose leading to a contents gauge (also called pressure gauge). The port for this hose leaves the first-stage upstream of all pressure-reducing valves. The contents gauge is a pressure gauge measuring the gas pressure in the diving cylinder so the diver knows how much gas remains in the cylinder. It is also known as submersible pressure gauge or SPG.

Pressure Variation Indicator

To monitor breathing gas pressure in the diving cylinder, a diving regulator usually has a high pressure…

This is the instrument used for measuring the electrical potential difference between two points in an electric circuit.

Instrument for Testing Batteries

This is the instrument used for measuring the electrical potential difference between two points in…

Instrument to pull off boots; a boot-jack

Jack

Instrument to pull off boots; a boot-jack

A portable machine, variously constructed, for raising great weights.

Jack

A portable machine, variously constructed, for raising great weights.

A jack is mechanical device used to lift heavy loads or apply great forces. Jacks employ a screw thread or hydraulic cylinder to apply very high linear forces. A mechanical jack is a device which lifts heavy equipment. The most common form is a car jack, floor jack, or garage jack which lifts vehicles so that maintenance can be performed.

Jack Device Used for Lifting Objects

A jack is mechanical device used to lift heavy loads or apply great forces. Jacks employ a screw thread…

This jack is used to lift heavy loads by applying great forces.

Lifting Jack

This jack is used to lift heavy loads by applying great forces.

Tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Lifting Jack

Tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Type of portable scaffolding system. The scaffold rests on supports attached to 2 or more horizontal posts. The user raises the scaffolding by pumping the foot pedals on the supports. Used in construction.

Pump Jack

Type of portable scaffolding system. The scaffold rests on supports attached to 2 or more horizontal…

A type of joint in which a ball rests in a socket.

Ball and Socket Joint

A type of joint in which a ball rests in a socket.

"Kew Instruments arranged in the relative positions recommended by Lloyd so as magnetically to interfere with one another as little as possible. We are supposed to be viewing the whole from the south. No. 1 to the right is the declination instrument, No. 2 that for the horizontal force, and No. 3 in the distance behind the central pillar (No. 4) the vertical force magnetometer." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Kew Instruments

"Kew Instruments arranged in the relative positions recommended by Lloyd so as magnetically to interfere…

A knife with a blunt flexible blade, used by glaziers for laying on putty; a stopping knife.

Putty Knife

A knife with a blunt flexible blade, used by glaziers for laying on putty; a stopping knife.