1711 Guess: Underflow Water Wheel. A chute, in which water (irrigation?)
happens to be flowing sits in the U under the paddles. Provides a little
auxiliary power, perhaps to pump a little of the water up a hill.
1712 Interesting... The hinged closure and mounting bolts are comfortably
robust for a pressure vessel closure, but the screws that would hold in a
disc are less robust. LD could be right, that this is a porthole, but the
closure seem inconvenient. I'd expect a porthole to have one or two dogs to
close it. I'd vote for a pressure vessel closure that is more rarely opened
than a porthole.
1714 Another Hay-bale lifter?
1715 Clips on to a fluid (brake? hydraulic?) line to catch the fluid and
direct it into something to catch it when draining???
1711: Baker Fan to figure out horsepower of a tractor. The faster the
tractor can turn the fan the more horsepower it has. You can convert
the RPM's to horsepower.
1713: Starting base for corn shocks to be stacked against to dry?
1716: Portable forge for rivets?
1716 Yes, a blacksmith's forge and blower. It did not originally have
those wheels, I'd wager, because they'd be in the way for your feet.
Normally you'd stand right where they are. This is a a good sized
forge, not a "small" one. From all the pipe used in the conversion
(wheel supports, tool hanger), I'd say the guy liked plumbing.
Rob H. wrote:
1711 - Baker fan. mainly used now to demonstrate older engines. The
original use was to place a constant load on an engine to break it in
and test it for operation.
1712 - Looks like a porthole or small access hatch from a ship or sub.
1713 - Similar to a drying stack used with hay/straw. Placed to allow
air to circulate through the material to dry it.
1714 - Hay vent? Used to pull some hay out and let air in.
1715 - Snap on oil funnel. Used with the new plastic bottles so you
don't have to fight with pouring the oil.
1716 - Coal forge. Looks like one of the kit styles that resembles a
I have a couple (freebies from car shows as well) in the tool box. They
work BUT because the hole size doesn't let oil flow fast they tend to
They do work good for anti-freeze and thin fluids though.
1711 -- Hmmm...this would be tractor-powered via a flat belt, and would
have pretty quickly spinning paddles. I'd have to assume it's a fan or
blower, perhaps intended to blow chaff away while threshing. It also
looks insanely dangerous, even by farm equipment standards.
1712 -- This looks to me like a frame for a porthole on a boat. In
actual use there would, of course, be a hefty glass disk mounted in the
swinging portion. I suppose it could have been also used to provide an
inspection/access window to something else like a firebox or boiler.
1713 -- A wooden pyramid made of slats; possibly used to stand up/dry
grain of some sort? or provide a degree of ventilation into the middle
of a bin of grain?
1714 -- I know I've seen pictures of this somewhere, but can't think
offhand of what it was. Obviously, it works somewhat like a corkscrew
or auger bit. Maybe it's a soil cultivator?
1715 -- It's one of those useless plastic thingies they give away at car
1716 -- Portable forge for (fairly small-scale) blacksmithing work. The
hand cranked thing is a blower. The pipe handles, to cart it around,
look as though they could get mighty hot while this is being used, so I
assume it's not typically repositioned much once the work is begun.
Maybe used by a farrier...although I would have thought that most modern
ones would instead use e.g. an oxyacetylene torch instead.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
1714 is a Sugar or Fruit Auger. See:
O.K. Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always:
1711) Well ... it is obviously for farm use, given all the tractors
in the background. However, I'm going to have to guess at its
It could be to aid in separating wheat from chaff, but I don't
Or -- it could be a device to prevent overspeeding -- which goes
between the power source (a steam tractor seems most likely) and
the load (which seems likely to be a large circular saw of the
sawmill type. Those blades are very sensitive to speed, and
have to be tuned for the speed at which they will be used, so
this takes power in on one pulley with a flat belt (likely the
one on the right which shows more wear) and taken off the device
on the near side pulley to drive the saw blade.
1712) A fairly large maritime porthole -- missing the thick glass
which should be in the hinged frame.
I am surprised to see the anchoring bolts and nuts still
present, even though it is not bolted to a ship's frame. The
four big loop handled nuts are to be loosened to allow the
porthole to be opened. Loosen all four, hinge them out of the
way (the two on the top might be awkward and need an extra set
of hands) and then the frame bearing the glass window can be
hinged away from the mounting ring.
The material is probably bronze to resist rusting/corrosion. A
magnet would easily show whether or not it is steel.
1713) An early version of the traffic cone?
Perhaps to protect a plant from attack by something like a deer
which finds it delicious?
1714) This looks like a tool for cleaning the bore of a muzzle-loading
cannon -- except that the shaft is not long enough.
Perhaps it is for gripping a bale of hay or cotton?
1715) Hmm ... no clue as to the age, other than the fact that is is
some form of plastic. If it were from the 1940s or 1950s, I
would consider that it was intended to go over a lamp bulb
inside the car, to focus most of the light on a map or a book in
the passenger's hands.
1716) A forge for a blacksmith or a farrier. Put some lit coal
in the bottom of the well, add more coal on top of it, turn the
crank to blow air through the bottom of the well, hold the
workpiece in the top where it gets all the heat, then carry it
to the anvil visible in the background of the first two photos,
and apply hammer strokes to accomplish the shaping or welding as
needed. Given the fact that it is on wheels, I suspect that a
farrier is more likely to be the user -- but it could be used by
a blacksmith just as well.
Now to see what others have suggested.
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