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1507. 9-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one:
1508. Around 7-1/2" long:
1509. Submitted by a visitor:
1510. 15-1/2" long:
1511. Approximately 2-1/2" long:
1512. 2" long:
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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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1507 looks to me like a coin operated cigar vending machine, that works on trust?ReplyDelete
1510 looks to be some device of torture, like a boot?
yup, thats all i know
1508 -- wine decorkerReplyDelete
1509 -- heavy duty golf club
1511 -- revolver speed loader
1507 ballot box?ReplyDelete
1508 pneumatic cork remover.
1510 Christmas tree stand?
1507 - a coin or token receptacleReplyDelete
1509 - a seed hoe or seed spreader
1507: I suppose I'll shotgun some ideas, simply in the interest of maybe inspiring somebody else to make the correct guess:ReplyDelete
The width at 9.5" certainly rules out ballot box or shoe shine, as the slot there is certainly only big enough for coins or razors, and 9.5" is simply too small to place your feet upon.
Now the handle/button to the side of the coin slot leads me to believe that it's some sort of coin-operated lock of sorts, like used in English public loos. You put the coin in, push the button and pull the handle, door opens.
The only problem with that hypothesis are the feet on the bottom of the box!
I suppose they could be mounting bosses, though.
Width of the box looks to be less than 4", and the height looks approximately the same. I doubt that it was vertical lengthwise because there are no protrusions of any kind on what would be the right-hand side of the device.
In addition, should the button/knob be oriented at the top of a vertical configuration, the coin slot would be angled down and the Patent information print would be upside down.
1590 golfball or walnut retriever?ReplyDelete
1509 a railroad car mover. With this device one person can move an entire railroad car by leveraging this tool between the wheel and rail head.ReplyDelete
1511 Survayors chain holding deviceReplyDelete
1507 -- seat-check dispenser?ReplyDelete
1508 wine corker remover looks right
1509 semimolten rod handler?
1510 circus tent-pole foot (missing the keeper?)
1511 No clue
1512 corner bracket for something....
>1507 looks to me like a coin operated cigar vending machine, that works on trust?ReplyDelete
Correct answers so far:
1508. Wine bottle opener
1509. Rail car mover
1511. Speed loader