Thursday, July 22, 2010

Set 346

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1987. Approximately 24" tall:

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1988. 36" long:

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1989. 21" tall, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the exact purpose of this stand:

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1990. Around 12" long:

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1991. About 32" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device and a chance to win a prize:


























1992. 15" long:

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Answers:


1987. A 1940s IBM time clock that was used to record hours worked. Each employee was assigned a number, when arriving or leaving, the worker would swing the lever to his corresponding number and push the lever through the hole to register time in or out.

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1988. A fire hose clamp

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1989. Haven't yet been able to verify any of the guesses for this one:

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1990. A Cyclone ice chipper/shaver, patent number 1,013,823

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1991. A hand held crop duster, used to apply dry chemicals including lime and insecticides to growing plants.

























1992. A Langstroth Movable Comb Beehive, it was manufactured by Rowan and Miller in Freeport, Pa., patent number 9,300.

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14 comments:

  1. 1987 - A punch clock
    1990 - A golf hole digger
    1992 - A beehive

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  2. 1991 is a blower for dusting powdered insecticide on garden plants

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  3. 1987. Seismograph?

    1988. clamp for shutting down a fire hose.

    1989. umbrella stand? maybe missing drip pans?

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  4. 1987 - Time clock - turn crank to desired position, then push pointer, which will perforate paper.
    1990 - Ice Shaver
    1991 - Insect Duster
    1992 - Royal Bee Hive (not just any bee hive)

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  5. 1989 - A pipe rack with humidor.

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  6. 1991 An early hand-powered leaf blower

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  7. Correct answers so far:

    1987. Time clock
    1988. Fire hose clamp
    1990. Ice shaver
    1992. Bee hive

    No comment on 1991, since it's in the Neatorama contest

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  8. 1989-whip holder, possibly for dressage whips, which are thinner and shorter than buggy whips

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  9. 1989. fly rod display stand?

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  10. 1989 looks almost identical to my father's pipe smoking table. The pipes go in the outer racks. The center could be for cigars. My dad's had a deeper center which is where he kept all the other supplies for smoking pipes. So, I would agree with A_Unionist.

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