This ClipArt gallery offers 155 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,…

A pointed tool for making small holes.

Awl

A pointed tool for making small holes.

The sanding bellow is used to blow out excess dust from sanding.

Sanding Bellow

The sanding bellow is used to blow out excess dust from sanding.

An instrument for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same inclination.

Bevel

An instrument for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same inclination.

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size. A sliding T bevel is an adjustable gauge for setting and transferring angles. The handle is usually made of wood or plastic and is connected to a metal blade with a thumbscrew or wing nut.

Bevel Square

Bevel, is a and tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles…

A metal box or case for supporting the end of a revolving shaft or journal.

Plumber Block

A metal box or case for supporting the end of a revolving shaft or journal.

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…

Gage blocks.

Gage Blocks

Gage blocks.

A pointed instrument for making holes.

Bodkin

A pointed instrument for making holes.

An awl to make holes for the insertion of brads.

Bradawl

An awl to make holes for the insertion of brads.

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bradawl

"The bradawl is a boring tool adapted only for soft wood." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

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…

Bench centers are used to check concentrically, parallelism and true rotations of manufactured products.

Bench Centers

Bench centers are used to check concentrically, parallelism and true rotations of manufactured products.

The chronograph is used to register time.

Chronograph

The chronograph is used to register time.

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…

A pipecutter is a type of tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool is often a faster and more convenient way of cutting pipe than using a hacksaw, although this depends on the metal the pipe is made out of.

Pipe Cutter

A pipecutter is a type of tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool…

This pipe cutter features an adjustable chain, a type of tool used commonly by plumbers to cut pipe.

Pipe Cutter

This pipe cutter features an adjustable chain, a type of tool used commonly by plumbers to cut pipe.

"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…

A sort of iron hook or bar, with one or more sharp fangs or claws at one end, which may be fastened into a piece of wood or other heay article. Used for moving.

Sling Dogs

A sort of iron hook or bar, with one or more sharp fangs or claws at one end, which may be fastened…

"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,…

Instruments having a sharp edge.

Edge-tools

Instruments having a sharp edge.

"Fig. 6- scissors, knives, and forceps, 1/2 natural size." Elliot Coues, 1884 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, 1884 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…

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

Grinding the front of round-nose tool.

Grinding Front

Grinding the front of round-nose 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…

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…

"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 chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

Gouge

A chisel with a semi-cylindrical blade.

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Gouge

"A gouge, for soft wood." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

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

Grate

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

"Lozenge-graver. GRAVER. A tool used for engraving; a burin; also a sculptors' chisel." -Whitney, 1911

Lozenge Graver

"Lozenge-graver. GRAVER. A tool used for engraving; a burin; also a sculptors' chisel." -Whitney, 1911

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…

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 part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

Multiple Purpose Handle

A part that is designed to be held or operated with the hand.

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view, and top view

Tool Handle

This is a perspective illustration of common tool handles, here is displayed the side view, front view,…

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…

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…

A plumber's tool with a bulbous head, for finishing soldered work.

Round Iron

A plumber's tool with a bulbous head, for finishing soldered work.

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

Jack

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

A wooden frame on which wood or timber is sawed.

Jack

A wooden frame on which wood or timber is sawed.

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…