1283--anything over 60% is in the red zone--maybe some kind of
1286--deer stand? Line chief's chair for a firing range?
1287--scriber/slicer for leather, with variable spacings?
1288--drum-fed Gatling gun, ca 1880.
Now for this week:
1283. Despite the obfuscation, I know this was made by Mine Safety
Appliances. So this is some kind of atmosphere or gas monitor. I'm
betting on some kind of explosive or combustable gas monitor.
1284. Fish scaler?
1285. "from 1890's" so that makes it too early to be a car tire weight
hammer. Possibly some sort of combined hammer/pick for a farrier?
1286. Deer hunting stand
1287. this is a puzzler - do the "fins" stick up from all of the slits on
the flat side?
1288. gatling gun patent #36836 ca. 1862
1287 - Scarifier. Used by medical professionals in an earlier time, and
now favored by government revenue agencies.
1284 could be a more primitive version of the same thing, but I will
guess perhaps a device dragged across ice to texture it for unknown
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Well, let's see...
1283 - Quite obviously a measurement tool or generation device of some
sort. The meter doesn't look terribly precise, so I'd venture it's not
for overly exacting work. The control/shutoff knob seems to be more
than just a switch from the labeling, so it seems you could vary the
effect of the box over a range. My guess: it's a load tester for car
or similar batteries.
1284 -- A homemade scraper--for threshing grain, perhaps, or cleaning
hides prior to tanning?
1285 -- Maybe a valve spring compressor for old auto engines?
1286 -- A bow hunting stand, perhaps? Although the safety cage looks
inconveniently placed for that use.
1287 -- Stamp canceling punch, which indicates cancelation by cutting a
multitude of shreds in the stamp. (It could be a lancet for bleedings,
used back when bloodletting was considered a useful cure for many
ailments, but I think the canceling punch is more likely.)
1288 -- Gatling gun or similar (19th century?) machine gun. Presumably,
it would still be quite deadly in the right hands. I assume the ring on
the top is a cartridge magazine.
Now to see other theories...
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
Weird behavior. I get only a very long blank page when I come
in at my usual 150% image scale. If I go back to 120%. or anything
smaller I see the images and text, but not at larger scales.
O.K. Selecting from a menu that was all that would work.
Using the '+' and '-' keys, I can get up to 140%. And 160%
Similar problems with an older version of Opera, and with
Firefox. I suspect that blogspot is doing something weird, and tha I'll
have to stop playing if I continue to have this much trouble just
getting the images.
Anyway -- posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1283) The MSA logo is "Mine Safety Association", "Mine Safety
Appliance" or something like that so I suspect that it is for
measuring the buildup of toxic or explosive gases in the mine.
1284) Home-made coarse sandpaper. Sharp stone chips hammered into
slots in wood.
1285) Well -- part of it is a hammer, obviously. I think that the
other part could be used for crimping heavy staples. Perhaps
for putting nose rings in farm animals?
1286) Hmm ... doesn't look close enough to the edge of a tennis court
to be a line judge's chair. The surrounding fencing does not
seem right to make it a prison guard's lookout post -- aside
from not having enough protection from attack by the inmates.
I still think that it is some kind of sports judging viewpoint.
1287) If it were not for the protruding disks through the slots in
the third photo, I would suspect an old communications
microphone, button actuated, and with the cord cut off at the
end of the strain relief.
1288) A drum magazine fed Gatling gun. Obviously strapped down in
a museum to keep it from "going walkabout".
Hard to judge the scale, but I think that it is .30 cal, not
Now to see what others have guessed.
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1283: Explosimeter. For measuring concentration of combustible gas in
the area. Probably made by Mine Safety Appliances Company.
Here's a modern model (looks basically the same)
1284: What they used for torture before waterboarding
1285: Something for working on fencing?
1286: That's what you jump from in the mud-puddle jumping contest.
Traditionally the jump is preceded by a yell of "Watch this!".
1287: Smaller version of 1284.
1288: Gatling gun, original version.
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