Thursday, November 8, 2012

Set 466

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2707. 32" long:

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2708. 27" tall, submitted by someone who was looking to find out how this device worked:
























2709. 2" long:

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2710. 9" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2711. Sent in by someone who would like to know the purpose of this device:

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2712. 4" long:

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Answers:



2707. A wheelwright's tenon cutter, patent number 622,794:





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2708. A "Hein Werner Bumper Lift Hydraulic Jack", it's missing the part that fits under the car bumper, these were also used on farms when using batch grain dryers, the jacks were used to remove and then later replace the wheels when the dryers were moved from one field to another.


























2709. A pencil sharpener, text on it says "Arne Special": 

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2710. A vintage brass trigger guard for a gun: 

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2711. A wick holder for a Perfection 331X style stove, turning the handle would raise or lower the circular wick, this item has an OD of 3-3/8".

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2712. A propaganda radio that the U.S. dropped on Vietnam, "...there were three types of radios. One was fixed to a single station and then sealed inside with a black compound. There was also a normal transistor and one that had the propaganda station pre-tuned so it was clear and sharp, while all the other stations were slightly out-of-tune and with some static."

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9 comments:

  1. 2707 is for cutting a round tenon on the end of a piece of wood--a spoke, probably.

    ghgoebel

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  2. 2711. A wick holder for a Central draft (tubular round wick) lamp?

    2709 a machine for sharpening Reed pens, a Quill or the reed of a music insturment?

    B.

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    1. Wick holder sounds like a good possibility

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  3. 2708 - hydraulic jack - probably missing the adjustable horizontal arm that engaged with the vertical teeth.

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  4. 2710: trigger guard for an old-ish rifle.

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  5. Looks like I forgot to turn off word verification for comments here, I usually turn it off on Thursday and Friday and then turn it on Saturday through Wednesday. I used to always keep it off but I've been getting a lot of spam recently.

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