Thursday, April 10, 2014

Set 540

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3151. 9-1/2" long:























3152. 11" diameter:






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3153. 11.5" long:

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3154. 4-3/4" long:


























3155. Someone sent in this photo, they are looking to find the exact purpose for this drill press:





















3156. 20" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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3151. A meat tenderizer, patent number 613,572:


























3152. A Warner Elevator operator switch:






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3153. A Crescent Lite Firelighter, for lighting oil burning furnaces, patent number 2,448,622:

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3154. A wine bottle cork remover:


























3155. This drill press is probably for use by watch and clock makers, a similar one can be seen on this page:





















3156. This is a wire fence stretcher, patent number 541,240:

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11 comments:

  1. 3154 is a wine bottle cork remover.

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  2. 3152 -- Elevator motor control.
    3154 -- yes, I have one.

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  3. 3151-Meat tenderizer
    3155-drill press
    3156-Fence stretcher

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  5. 3151 is a farmers pig tail curler. See, the farmer would back up to ten pigs in a circle, butts to the inside. Think of a big sunflower on the ground, but with pigs instead of peddles. Then the farmer would pull all the tails around each of the "curling rods" and pull straight up. Ten cute pigs at a time!

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  6. 3156 is a fine space artifact indeed. A great example of Wookie engineering. It's Chewbacca's family heirloom back scratcher of course!

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  7. 3154 will appeal to both an antiques collector and electricians to boot. See back in the day when the wall outlets in a house only had two holes you had to be able to check for a good connection. In stepped the Smokey Hair Company with what was considered by top people the first ever circuit tester. You would plug in the two "test leads" into the socket and Bam! If it knocks you back then you did a fine wiring job. With any luck it would knock you over to the next one you had to test!

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  8. 3152 is a rare prototype electronic tortilla press...

    Well, it ought to be.

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