Thursday, April 21, 2011

Set 385

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2221. 4-3/4" long:

2222. 6-1/4" tall:

2223. 3" inside diameter:

2224. Around 14" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device and a chance to win a t-shirt:

2225. Approximately 8" long, an unidentified piece of hardware:

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2226. 6" long:

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2221. A Soundwagon or Vinyl Killer record player, as seen in this video:

2222. A black powder keg, used as a powder flask with old rifles and pistols:

2223. An oil can holder, it was mounted on an old horse-drawn hay loader, grain binder, or other farm implement.

2224. A National Cash Register Stamping Phone, these were used by sales clerks to get printed credit authorization, more information on it can be found on this site.

A close-up of the dial that is located on the right side of the box on the face of this device:

2225. A ratchet damper handle, it controls the amount of draft in a chimney flue, allowing the user to strike the right balance between ventilation and heat loss.

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2226. A Koppo Stick, this is a self defense weapon that can be used to strike an attacker:

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  1. 2221 - It's a record player shaped like a VW bus. You set it on the record, and it rolls over it, playing the sound through the grille on top.

  2. 2221: yeah, a record player.
    2222: A canteen?
    2224: A point of sale credit/check approval station?

  3. 2226 - could this be a part for an air valve?

  4. It is a report participant formed just like a VW coach. A person arranged this about the report, also it comes more than this, actively playing the actual seem with the grille on the top.

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