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

A shaper micrometer scale measuring cross—feed spindle to measure the diameter by reading the raised ruler.

Shaper Spindle Micrometer Scale

A shaper micrometer scale measuring cross—feed spindle to measure the diameter by reading the…

The shaping machine used to cut triple threads on a screw viewed from a lengthwise axial section.

Cutting Triple Worms Screw

The shaping machine used to cut triple threads on a screw viewed from a lengthwise axial section.

The screw cutting device is used to create thread on a lead rod.

Universal Screw Cutting Device

The screw cutting device is used to create thread on a lead rod.

"Close to the place where the dredge is emptied there ought to be a tub about 2 feet in diameter and 20 inches deep, provided with a set of sieves so arranged that the lowest sieve fits freel within the bottom of the tub, and the three remaining sieves fit freely within one another. Each sieve has a pair of iron handles through which the hand can pass easily, and the handles of the largest sieve are made long, so that the whole nest can be lifted without stooping or putting the arms into the water." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Set of Sieves

"Close to the place where the dredge is emptied there ought to be a tub about 2 feet in diameter and…

"In railroad construction and canal- or road-work, a large scooping bucket armed with teeth and used with a steam-shovel or operated by power by means of chains that drag the bucket over or through loose material, causing it to scoop up a load." -Whitney, 1911

Shovel Bucket

"In railroad construction and canal- or road-work, a large scooping bucket armed with teeth and used…

Sledge-hammer

Sledge-hammer

Sledge-hammer

A hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame, and used to melt and apply solder.

Soldering Iron

A hand tool consisting of a handle fixed to a copper tip that is heated, electrically or in a flame,…

A diagram of Hartmann Spectrocomparator device to measure accurate the star's displacement. The photographed star is clamped on to the device. Then the series of light is reflected onto the photograph into the eyepiece to measuring the star's motion.

Hartmann Spectrocomparator Diagram

A diagram of Hartmann Spectrocomparator device to measure accurate the star's displacement. The photographed…

A Hartmann Spectrocomparator device to measure accurate displacement of the star by measuring the relative star motion to the observer. The object is first photographed, then the image is attached to the device measuring the distance.

Hartmann Spectrocomparator

A Hartmann Spectrocomparator device to measure accurate displacement of the star by measuring the relative…

This is an early design wire splicer which features gradually incremented gaps to grab fine wire insulation.

Wire Splicer

This is an early design wire splicer which features gradually incremented gaps to grab fine wire insulation.

"The spoke-shave affords a good example of what has just been said as to the result obtainable by a well-directed effort towards the improvement of an old estrablished hand tool." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Spoke-shave

"The spoke-shave affords a good example of what has just been said as to the result obtainable by a…

Three spring-balances hooked together around a small ring.

Spring-balances

Three spring-balances hooked together around a small ring.

A spur having a rowel of several radiating points.

Rowel Spur

A spur having a rowel of several radiating points.

Any instrument for making impressions on other bodies.

Stamp

Any instrument for making impressions on other bodies.

An instrument for indicating the pressure of the steam in a boiler.

Steam-gauge

An instrument for indicating the pressure of the steam in a boiler.

A strainer separates wanted elements from unwanted elements using a filter such as a mesh.

Ball Type Strainer

A strainer separates wanted elements from unwanted elements using a filter such as a mesh.

"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

Sulphurator

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

a mechanical, electrical, electronic, or optical device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting energy from one part of a circuit to another

Electrical Switch

a mechanical, electrical, electronic, or optical device for opening or closing a circuit or for diverting…

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Tang Chisel

A flat chisel gives a straight cut, and the chips are flat. Work done with this tool is 'chiseled out'.

Where a chisel has a hollow or round blade, it is called a gouge. A gouge gives a hollow cut, and the chips are curved or crescent shaped. Work done with this tool is called 'gouging'.

Tang Gouge

Where a chisel has a hollow or round blade, it is called a gouge. A gouge gives a hollow cut, and the…

The point at which a conductor from an electrical component, device or network comes to an end and provides a point of connection to external circuits. A terminal may simply be the end of a wire or it may be fitted with a connector or fastener.

Attachment Terminal

The point at which a conductor from an electrical component, device or network comes to an end and provides…

A complicated tester used to test kerosene.

Saybolt Tester

A complicated tester used to test kerosene.

A grasping device consisting of two arms that are joined, often at one end, as by a pivot or a scissorlike hinge.

Tool Tong

A grasping device consisting of two arms that are joined, often at one end, as by a pivot or a scissorlike…

An accurate hole making tool by a centring tool, held by a screw, is pushed down onto the material while the lathe is running.

Combined Centring and Countersinking Tool

An accurate hole making tool by a centring tool, held by a screw, is pushed down onto the material while…

A tool which is used to apply composite strips such as caulk, Caulking is a process used to seal and make weather tight joints.

Composite Strip Tool

A tool which is used to apply composite strips such as caulk, Caulking is a process used to seal and…

The illustration showing a large boring tool for heavy work to create a cylinder with 10 inch diameter and 9.25 inch thick wall.

Large Boring Tool for Heavy Work

The illustration showing a large boring tool for heavy work to create a cylinder with 10 inch diameter…

A boring tool to create a large diameter hollow center of the cylinder.

Large Boring Tools

A boring tool to create a large diameter hollow center of the cylinder.

A cast iron hub with teeth inserted spirally attached to a mandrel to create a gear.

Sectional Milling Cutters with Inserted Teeth Tool

A cast iron hub with teeth inserted spirally attached to a mandrel to create a gear.

This tire tool is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires that have inner tubes.

Tire Tool

This tire tool is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires that have inner tubes.

A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

Electric Torch

A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

Blowtorch: a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

Flame Torch

Blowtorch: a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

In photography, a negative may refer to three different things, although they are all related. A negative comes in long narrow strips of chemical-coated plastic. When the film is developed it is a long strip of small negative images. A negative image is a tonal inversion of a positive image, in which light areas appear dark and vice versa. A negative color image is additionally color reversed, with red areas appearing cyan, greens appearing magenta and blues appearing yellow. In negative film, Many photographic processes create negative images: the chemicals involved react when exposed to light, and during developing these exposed chemicals are retained and become opaque while the unexposed chemicals are washed away.

Photographic Negative Treatment

In photography, a negative may refer to three different things, although they are all related. A negative…

Lamp trimmers were specialized onboard ships that involved maintaining oil lamps. In the days when light came from burning oil in lamps, a vessel at sea needed crewmen to constantly care for the lamps. This care involved trimming the wick, which drew the oil up from the storage reservoir, so that the flame would be clean and bright. Lamp trimmers also refilled the reservoirs, which held enough oil for several hours of burning, but not enough to start a major fire if the lamp were to be knocked down or damaged somehow. As vessels became larger the number of lamp trimmers increased significantly, because the only lighting below decks came from lamps. The position of lamp trimmer was so entrenched into marine tradition that electricians were called lamp trimmers for years after oil lamps had been completely replaced.

Lamp Trimmer

Lamp trimmers were specialized onboard ships that involved maintaining oil lamps. In the days when light…

This truck weighing scale is a scale that is able to weigh the entire contents placed on the truck.

Weighing Truck

This truck weighing scale is a scale that is able to weigh the entire contents placed on the truck.

Tweezers used for dissection and surgery.

Tweezers

Tweezers used for dissection and surgery.

This twine cutter is used to cut twine, a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands or yarn twisted together.

Twine Cutter and Holder

This twine cutter is used to cut twine, a strong thread or string composed of two or more smaller strands…

The desire to reproduce in wood these old stone ornaments led to the invention of a great number of plane bits, and the use of these bits naturally inspired tool makers to devise a plane in which many different bits could be employed.

Universal Hand Beader

The desire to reproduce in wood these old stone ornaments led to the invention of a great number of…

The desire to reproduce in wood these old stone ornaments led to the invention of a great number of plane bits, and the use of these bits naturally inspired tool makers to devise a plane in which many different bits could be employed. This one will plane wood into fifty-two different forms by simply changing the bits.

Universal Plane

The desire to reproduce in wood these old stone ornaments led to the invention of a great number of…

A pump is a device used to move fluids, such as liquids or slurries, or gases. A pump displaces a volume by physical or mechanical action. One common misconception about pumps is the thought that they create pressure. Pumps alone do not create pressure; they only displace fluid, causing a flow.

Vent Controlling Mechanism for Pumps

A pump is a device used to move fluids, such as liquids or slurries, or gases. A pump displaces a volume…

A convenient bench vise used to hold a plate or an object in place while working, attached to a table or work bench. The object being work on is put in place by adjusting the hand screw.

Convenient Bench Vise

A convenient bench vise used to hold a plate or an object in place while working, attached to a table…

This whiffletree is a mechanism to distribute force evenly through linkages.

Whiffetree

This whiffletree is a mechanism to distribute force evenly through linkages.

A wire stripper is a small, hand held device used to strip the insulation from electric wires.

Wire Stripper

A wire stripper is a small, hand held device used to strip the insulation from electric wires.

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Working Knife

"With a working knife a workman partle scrapes partly shaves off the hair and scarf-skin." —The…