Thursday, January 8, 2009

Set 266

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1507. 9-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one:

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1508. Around 7-1/2" long:

1509. Submitted by a visitor:

1510. 15-1/2" long:

1511. Approximately 2-1/2" long:

1512. 2" long:


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  1. 1507 looks to me like a coin operated cigar vending machine, that works on trust?
    1510 looks to be some device of torture, like a boot?
    yup, thats all i know

  2. 1508 -- wine decorker

    1509 -- heavy duty golf club

    1511 -- revolver speed loader

  3. 1507 ballot box?

    1508 pneumatic cork remover.

    1510 Christmas tree stand?

  4. 1507 - a coin or token receptacle
    1509 - a seed hoe or seed spreader

  5. 1507: I suppose I'll shotgun some ideas, simply in the interest of maybe inspiring somebody else to make the correct guess:
    The width at 9.5" certainly rules out ballot box or shoe shine, as the slot there is certainly only big enough for coins or razors, and 9.5" is simply too small to place your feet upon.

    Now the handle/button to the side of the coin slot leads me to believe that it's some sort of coin-operated lock of sorts, like used in English public loos. You put the coin in, push the button and pull the handle, door opens.

    The only problem with that hypothesis are the feet on the bottom of the box!
    I suppose they could be mounting bosses, though.

    Width of the box looks to be less than 4", and the height looks approximately the same. I doubt that it was vertical lengthwise because there are no protrusions of any kind on what would be the right-hand side of the device.

    In addition, should the button/knob be oriented at the top of a vertical configuration, the coin slot would be angled down and the Patent information print would be upside down.

    How odd.

  6. 1590 golfball or walnut retriever?

  7. 1509 a railroad car mover. With this device one person can move an entire railroad car by leveraging this tool between the wheel and rail head.

  8. 1511 Survayors chain holding device

  9. 1507 -- seat-check dispenser?

    1508 wine corker remover looks right

    1509 semimolten rod handler?

    1510 circus tent-pole foot (missing the keeper?)

    1511 No clue

    1512 corner bracket for something....

  10. >1507 looks to me like a coin operated cigar vending machine, that works on trust?

    Very close!

    Correct answers so far:

    1508. Wine bottle opener
    1509. Rail car mover
    1511. Speed loader