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2407. 18" long:
2408. 12" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to identify this tool:
2409. 11" tall, submitted by a visitor who would like to find the purpose for this device:
2410. 12" long:
2411. 15" long:
2412. 10" tall:
2407. An Essex hot air engine, 1/40th hp, it was used to run a fan or other small device, patent number 723,660:
The fuel tank and burner:
2408. Haven't been able to verify this one, looks like some kind of garden tool:
2409. Also no luck yet finding an answer for this device:
2410. A welder's chipping hammer or slag hammer:
2411. A Victor carpet stretcher, patent number 402,953:
A few months ago I shot this unidentified tool at the flea market and was planning to post it to see if anyone could provide an answer:
2412. A blow torch that was used on the early hit/miss oilfield gasoline engines, it kept the hot tube heated enough to ignite the main charge of fuel. This accomplished the ignition before they started using spark plugs or igniter ignition systems, as seen in the video below:
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2407 - Air compressor?ReplyDelete
2407 A Stirling engine?ReplyDelete
2409 A ring roller - for bending round stock.
2407 - The part on the bottom is a torch or burner, so it is a compressor that uses heat.ReplyDelete
2408 - Garden tool, using a spring action to lift the tines out of the ground.
2409 - no clue
2410 - Welding hammer
2411 - Carpet stretcher
2412 - Melting pot blow torch
I think Blondin is right with 2407...ReplyDelete
Jerry K is right with 2411.. (even though i thougt it was for removing wallpaper)
The blowtorch may also be for starting a diesel engine..
I'm pretty sure that 2407 is aReplyDelete
Stirling engine, but it's the strangest Stirling engine I've ever seen.
i agree with duoro20,ReplyDelete
it would be nice if it was possible to have a construction view or a patent number.. showing why this thing has two coolded ends...
2407. Early Horizontally Opposed Sterling Engine.ReplyDelete
2409 looks like some sort of film editor.ReplyDelete
It looks like 2409 has the gears on the side to use for straightening wire, and the levered part might cut or press the wire.ReplyDelete
This appears like 2409 has got the things quietly to make use of with regard to styling cable, and also the levered component may reduce or even push the actual cable.ReplyDelete
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