Check Out This Cool Nineteenth Century Multi Tool

Redditor /u/special_evan shares a photo of a multi tool quite unlike the Leatherman PST in your pocket. It's labeled with the words Underwood and Haymarket. Underwood was a metalworker who operated from a shop on Haymarket Street in London. This tool is allegedly made specifically for fishermen and sailors. /u/Nathan51530 identifies the tools from left to right as:

  • A hook used to untie knots.
  • A scoop for measuring medication.
  • A screw starter.
  • A different screw starter.
  • A corkscrew.
  • A toothpick or possibly an awl.
  • A saw blade.
  • A flathead screwdriver.
  • A pick.
  • A hook to snag fishing lines.

Of course, from those times to now, tools can be used for different purposes. /u/Big_Message_1110 jokes that, "Every tool is a hammer, unless it's a screwdriver. then it's a chisel."

-via Birch Brother

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I am good with the majority of the descriptions, but disagree on a few. #3 could be a drill. No one would use #6 as a toothpick more than once. The attached image from another site shows that #9 is an awl as it shows the cutting edge. Because of the polished edge, I am guessing that #2 is a gouge.

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