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

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.

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.

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are used in extraction and cultivation to tobacco cigar portioning which a sharp cutting edge is used to slice a cigar tip, or body.

Tobacco Cutting Knife

Tobacco knifes vary greatly from the tobacco leave gathering process, where larger type machetes are…

This collapsible magic lantern is an early form of a slide projector, also known as the ancestor of the modern slide projector; used for projecting images painted on glass with translucent colors. Composed of a light source which, in the early lanterns was candlestick. The magic lantern was also known a a light projector of a positive image from a glass plate. These images were used for lantern slides and were traditionally drawn or stenciled on. This lantern can collapse in on itself saving two and a half times its original size.

Collapsible Magic Lantern

This collapsible magic lantern is an early form of a slide projector, also known as the ancestor of…

"Lapidary's Dial. A, section; B, side elevation; a, a, jaws; b, ball; c, tube; d, dial; e, cement rod; f, index; g, quadrant." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lapidary's dial

"Lapidary's Dial. A, section; B, side elevation; a, a, jaws; b, ball; c, tube; d, dial; e, cement rod;…

"In the ordinary pattern of a lapidary's bench the handle turns in a horizontal plane, where W is the driving-wheel turned by the handle A, and working the pulley P by means of a strap. The pulley is fixed on a vertical spindle, which carries M the disk for slitting or the leaden lap for roughing or polishing. The upper end of this spindle is conical, and rotates in a socket drilled in a horizontal arm of iron which projects from a vertical wooden rod D. A block of wood C fits on to the end of an iron support termed the gim-peg or germ-peg. This support is used to steady the operator's arm when grinding the edges of small stones, and the wooden block, which is fixed by a wedge, is employed for cutting facets at any desired angle, the stone being cemented to the end of a stik S, which is fixed at the requisite angle in one of the holes or notches made in the sides of the socket C." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lapidary's Mill

"In the ordinary pattern of a lapidary's bench the handle turns in a horizontal plane, where W is the…

"Part of Lapidary's Mill. A, upper summer (cut through); B, lower summer (cut through); C, spindle; D, pulley; E, lap; F, table (cut through); g, g, wooden blocks, adjusted by means of wedges." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lapidary's Mill

"Part of Lapidary's Mill. A, upper summer (cut through); B, lower summer (cut through); C, spindle;…

A kind of lashing or seizing employed in binding anything on a spar. So termed from the rose like form in which the end of the seizing is secured.

Rose Lashing

A kind of lashing or seizing employed in binding anything on a spar. So termed from the rose like form…

A device used for determining or adjusting something to a horizontal surface.

Tool Level

A device used for determining or adjusting something to a horizontal surface.

Any thing doubled and closed like a link.

Link

Any thing doubled and closed like a link.

A sliding link for boring machines

Link

A sliding link for boring machines

A sliding link for boring machines

Link

A sliding link for boring machines

A type of magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current. The magnetic field disappears when the current ceases.

Electro Magnet

A type of magnet whose magnetic field is produced by the flow of electric current. The magnetic field…

Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

General Purpose Meter

Any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

"The vertical section in the direction of the axis of the telescope. The eye-piece ab consists of two planoconvex lenses a, b, of nearly the same focal length, and with the two convex sides facing each other. They are placed at a distance apart less than the focal length of a, so that the wires of the micrometer, which must be distinctly seen are beyond b. The eye-piece slides into the tube cd, which screws into the brass ring ef, through two openings in which the oblong frame, containing the micrometer slides, passes." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"The vertical section in the direction of the axis of the telescope. The eye-piece ab consists of two…

"The original Merz micrometer of the Cape Observatory, made on Fraunhofer's model. S is the head of the micrometer screw proper, s that of the screw moving the slide to which the so-called "fixed web" is attached, s' that of a screw which moves the eye-piece E. C is the clamp and M the slow motion in position angle, L, L are tubes attached to a larger tube N; the latter fits loosely on a strong hollow cylinder which terminates in the screw V. By this screw the whole apparatus is attached to the telescope." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"The original Merz micrometer of the Cape Observatory, made on Fraunhofer's model. S is the head of…

"A plan of this slide; the divided drum of the screw is omitted for sale of clearness. The screw S has a shoulder at k, carefully fitted and ground to a bearing so as to work sweetly in a hole in the very strong spring o o; the other extremity of the screw is formed into a pivot, which fits a hole in the brass piece B B. The end of this pivot—hrdened, polished, and slightly rounded—rests on the flat surface of an agate a, which is imbedded in the end of the slide, and kept firmly in its place by the brass piece B B." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"A plan of this slide; the divided drum of the screw is omitted for sale of clearness. The screw S has…

"a is the sphere, placed in half-holes on the axis bb, so that when its principal axis is parallel to the axis the telescope it gives only one image of the object. In a direction perpendicular to that axis it must be so placed that when it is moved by rotation of the axis bb the separation of the images shall be parallel to that motion. The angle of rotation is measured on the grduated circle C. The angle between the objects measured is = r sin 20, where r is a constant to be determined for each magnifying power employed." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"a is the sphere, placed in half-holes on the axis bb, so that when its principal axis is parallel to…

"a is the sphere, placed in half-holes on the axis bb, so that when its principal axis is parallel to the axis the telescope it gives only one image of the object. In a direction perpendicular to that axis it must be so placed that when it is moved by rotation of the axis bb the separation of the images shall be parallel to that motion. The angle of rotation is measured on the grduated circle C. The angle between the objects measured is = r sin 20, where r is a constant to be determined for each magnifying power employed." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"a is the sphere, placed in half-holes on the axis bb, so that when its principal axis is parallel to…

"The horizontal section in the direction of the axis of the telescope. The eye-piece ab consists of two planoconvex lenses a, b, of nearly the same focal length, and with the two convex sides facing each other. They are placed at a distance apart less than the focal length of a, so that the wires of the micrometer, which must be distinctly seen are beyond b. The eye-piece slides into the tube cd, which screws into the brass ring ef, through two openings in which the oblong frame, containing the micrometer slides, passes." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Micrometer

"The horizontal section in the direction of the axis of the telescope. The eye-piece ab consists of…

"Simple microtome for clamping to table. P, P, plate glass ways for the section knife; S, milled-head for clamping the object; M, micrometer milled-head for turning the screw that raises the object as the sections are cur; C, milled-head for clamping the microtome to the table." -Stevens, 1916

Microtome

"Simple microtome for clamping to table. P, P, plate glass ways for the section knife; S, milled-head…

"Showing the manner of holding the knife blade on the glass ways, and, by the arrow, the direction of sliding he knife while cutting the sections." -Stevens, 1916

Microtome and Razor

"Showing the manner of holding the knife blade on the glass ways, and, by the arrow, the direction of…

"A sliding microtome of simple construction, adapted to cutting all kinds of sections." -Stevens, 1916

Sliding Microtome

"A sliding microtome of simple construction, adapted to cutting all kinds of sections." -Stevens, 1916

"Turn table for cementing coverglasses to slides. For use where the mounting medium is glycerine or glycerine jelly." -Stevens, 1916

Mounting Plant Sections

"Turn table for cementing coverglasses to slides. For use where the mounting medium is glycerine or…

An atomizer is a kind of nozzle for producing a fine spray of a liquid based on the Venturi effect.

Combination Atomizer and Neblizer

An atomizer is a kind of nozzle for producing a fine spray of a liquid based on the Venturi effect.

A rusted nut is removed by splitting it with a cold chisel by placing the chisel along the fiber it wiill split easily.

Removing Rusted Nuts using Chisel

A rusted nut is removed by splitting it with a cold chisel by placing the chisel along the fiber it…

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them, improving efficiency and reducing wear. They may also have the function of dissolving or transporting foreign particles and of distributing heat.

Oil Can

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them,…

A metal vessel used in oiling machinery.

Oil-can

A metal vessel used in oiling machinery.

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards and the back A is removed by unhooking the brass spring clips B, B, and lifting it out. The tracing is laid on the glass C, with the inked side touching the glass. A sheet of the prepared paper, perfectly dry, is laid on the tracing with the yellow side downwards." — Hallock, 1905

Painting Frame

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards…

"A patented frame that can be shoved out of the window and adjusted to any angle; it is made in different sized from 16 in. x 24 in. to 48 in. x 72 in. When not in use, it can be folded up against the wall and occupies but little space." — Hallock, 1905

Painting Frame

"A patented frame that can be shoved out of the window and adjusted to any angle; it is made in different…

Cardboard boxes are industrially prefabricated boxes, primarily used for packaging goods and materials. Specialists in industry seldom use the term cardboard because it does not denote a specific material.

Small Paper Box

Cardboard boxes are industrially prefabricated boxes, primarily used for packaging goods and materials.…

This pedestal is a support for trophies.

Trophy Type Pedestal

This pedestal is a support for trophies.

For removing a hinge pin, a tool having a wedge-shaped head mounted on a shank equipped with a support projection to receive the hinge. The head includes an impact surface for hammering the wedge portion between the hinge and the head of the hinge pin. A striker plate perpendicular to the tool shank receives impact blows to dislodge the pin from the hinge.

Pin Removal Tool

For removing a hinge pin, a tool having a wedge-shaped head mounted on a shank equipped with a support…

A moving jaw is spring urged, against a fixed jaw, o capture picks.

Lasting Pinchers

A moving jaw is spring urged, against a fixed jaw, o capture picks.

"Where pins or studs that are in place are to be milled on their ends as well as on their circumference, and where great accuracy in diameter and length are required, the best tool to use is that here shown." —Grimshaw, 1902

Hollow Mill for Pins

"Where pins or studs that are in place are to be milled on their ends as well as on their circumference,…

A sash plane made like a spokeehave, to work on sashes.

Router Plane

A sash plane made like a spokeehave, to work on sashes.

A tool used to measure a flat plane.

Planimeter

A tool used to measure a flat plane.

"A set of stocks, dies, and taps for cutting threads on bolts and inside of nuts."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Screw Plate

"A set of stocks, dies, and taps for cutting threads on bolts and inside of nuts."—The Federal…

A kind of pinchers, by which any small object may be seized and bent.

Pliers

A kind of pinchers, by which any small object may be seized and bent.

A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting

Quick Grip Pliers

A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents thereof in dry condition even in stormy weather.

Mail Post Collector

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents…

The longitudinal section of the precise level of 1900, used for surveying.

Precise Level

The longitudinal section of the precise level of 1900, used for surveying.

This is a tool used to pull tacks or other objects that puncture through tire walls.

Tack Puller

This is a tool used to pull tacks or other objects that puncture through tire walls.

A tool in which the wood working end is pointed, blunt, and a continuous edge enclosing an area, or a pattern in relief or intaglio. Used to perforate or indent a solid material.

Punch

A tool in which the wood working end is pointed, blunt, and a continuous edge enclosing an area, or…

This belt punch is a tool used to open another hole or notch into similar belt textiles.

Belt Punch

This belt punch is a tool used to open another hole or notch into similar belt textiles.

A fairly flexible, flat steel blade 1 1/4 inches wide. Used for glazing- that is, placing putty on to window sash to hold the glass in place. Also a general utility tool used for cleaning and scraping off paint, dirt, etc. on all work.

Putty Knife

A fairly flexible, flat steel blade 1 1/4 inches wide. Used for glazing- that is, placing putty on to…

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

Rammer

An instrument for ramming, or driving by impact.

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight razor, a knife, or a woodworking tool like a chisel. Unlike honing a blade, in which a whetstone removes metal bent out of alignment from the blade's edge, stropping the blade realigns the indentations without removing any material.

Razor Stropper

A razor strop is a flexible strip of leather or canvas used to sharpen and polish the blade of a straight…

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded

Collapsible Receptacle

A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded

"AB is a strong metal tube, closed at the lower end, and carrying at the upper a bent pipe for admitting the compressed gas and a stop-cock R pierced with holes in a T form. DE and FG are two graduated glass tubes communicating at their lower ends by a narrow passage in the metal block to which they are hermetically fixed. DE and AB Also communicate at the upper ends by a passage in a metal piece attached bermetically to them. By the stop-cock R', having radial holes at right angles to each other, DE can communicate either with AB or with the atmosphere at O; and by the stop-cock R'' it can communicate either with FG or with the open air. The three tubes are surrounded by a cylinder MM' containing water to keep the temperature constant. The tube AB is filled with the compressed gas whose pressure is to be ascertained. Mercury is poured into FG till it fills DE and runs out at O." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Regnaults Manometer

"AB is a strong metal tube, closed at the lower end, and carrying at the upper a bent pipe for admitting…

A kind of file with a somewhat curved extremity, suitable for working in small depressions.

Riffler

A kind of file with a somewhat curved extremity, suitable for working in small depressions.

A large comb or hatchel for separating the seeds or capsules from flax.

Ripple

A large comb or hatchel for separating the seeds or capsules from flax.

A narrow board with parallel edges having a stright line drawn through the middle, and a string carrying a metal weight attached to the upper end of the line. It is used by masons, bricklayers, and carpenters to determine a vertical.

Plumb Rule

A narrow board with parallel edges having a stright line drawn through the middle, and a string carrying…

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

Saccharimeter

An optical instrument used to determine the quantity of sugar in a solution.

A hydrometer used to measure the amount of salt in any given solution.

Salinometer

A hydrometer used to measure the amount of salt in any given solution.

The sand screen or sand sifter is used to sift out pebbles, stones, and shells from sand.

Sand Screen

The sand screen or sand sifter is used to sift out pebbles, stones, and shells from sand.

A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement

Scientific Scale

A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement

A shaper micrometer scale by clamping onto the material to measure the thickness reading the rotation dial at (C).

Shaper Clamp Micrometer Scale

A shaper micrometer scale by clamping onto the material to measure the thickness reading the rotation…