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1717: Looks like a BS stamp to me. 1718: Mailbox of some sort? 1719: Proof of alien inventors 1720: Artichoke stand 1721: Portable torture device 1722: Vent cover
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On the web site I mentioned a door on the other side of this one, it's a scaled down model so at real size the door would have been large enough for a person.

It's not a vent cover but a clue that I will give is that it's from the 1860's.
Rob
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1722 With the hint:

I'll make the guess: Cannister for cannister shot. Fill with iron balls, and load into a cannon instead of a solid or explosive shell. Makes a giant shotgun.
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Good guess! It is indeed an empty canister round for a cannon.
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Speaking of cannons....., has anyone seen this little cannon related news item?
Sep 4, 9:51 PM (ET)
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania history buff who recreates firearms from old wars accidentally fired a 2-pound cannonball through the wall of his neighbor's home. William Maser, 54, fired a cannonball Wednesday evening outside his home in Georges Township that ricocheted and hit a house 400 yards away. The cannonball, about two inches in diameter, smashed through a window and a wall before landing in a closet. Authorities said nobody was hurt.
State police charged Maser with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
No one answered the phone Friday at Maser's home. He told WPXI-TV recreating 19th century cannons is a longtime hobby. He said he is sorry and he will stop shooting them on his property, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
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Shooting a cannon off means you're responsible for any damage it causes. Would you call it an accident if it killed someone? It's careless use of a firearm. Accident? What a pile of bull.
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I agree that he is responsible for damages and was careless to not anticipate the cannon ball ricochet, but criminal mischief is defined as "the willful damaging of the property of another", nothing in the article indicates that he damaged the property on purpose. Yes, he was reckless and in the wrong.
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Firing a cannon off, (or any firearm for that matter) in an outdoor uncontrolled area is an irresponsible act. If he'd fired it off in a gun range, then I might agree with you. But, once a projectile is fired, there's no personal control as to where it goes, unless you've taken steps to contain it somewhere (as in the side of a hill for example). If you compare that to driving a car, it's assumed that you are going to be in constant control of it in what direction you aim it.
This is all just talk of course. I'm not a lawyer and have no legal expertise. Just my opinion to go on and the man was criminally responsible as far as I'm concerned. You're entitled to your own opinion.
There's a difference there.
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While generally agreeable, in this case, all that is known is that the ball ricocheted. Perhaps he was shooting it at a side of a hill and it hit a rock. I'd hold off on your opinion until you know all the facts, not just what is printed here, or in the press. The only facts are those that come out in court.
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Which essentially is why he was charged the way he was. It's an information search, a common court procedure.
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It's "shotgun" (or perhaps "canister") justice... charge him with everything they can and hope some of it will hit.
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I had something similar happen to me in 1982. At 60 mph, I smashed my car into a concrete light pole. About two months after that, I entered the hospital for 16 months for a completely unrelated matter. During that period, I was charged with dangerous driving. There were no witnesses to my car smash, so the cops were just guessing as to what happened. The charge was apparently their way of doing an information search to find out what really happened.
Anyway, during that 16 month period that I was in the hospital, my father had to go to the court house several times to have my court date stayed because I was still in the hospital. Eventually, the prosecutor had the charges cancelled with the explanation that I'd suffered enough. He believed that I was in the hospital because of the accident, not for something else.
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On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:45:06 -0400, Lee Michaels wrote:

Did he also offer to pay 100% of the cost to repair the damage?
Thanks, Rich
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    O.K. Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1717)    That looks to me like a mold for making bricks -- one at     a time. (And marking them "BIS" in the process.)
1718)    Rodent-proof storage for various foodstuffs, and a     dispenser for water in the top center?
1719)    I'm sorry -- I don't even have a guess for this one. :-)
1720)    A holder for a vase designed to keep it from being knocked     over? Perhaps for something like flowers at a funeral?
1721)    Is that an air hose going from it to the tire in the     background?
    If it were not apparent that it is mostly constructed from wood     and canvas, I would think that it might be a heat-treating oven,     with the apertures at the visible side for monitoring the     temperature, but not with the visible wood grain as part of it,     and not with the canvas cover. :-)
1722)    Hmm ... a clamp-on end to a vertical exhaust pipe, with a     wooden plug to prevent rain from getting into the engine through     the exhaust system?
    Now to see what others have suggested.
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There are no hoses or wires going into this one, most of these are made of just wood, not canvas.
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wrote:

Better late (or lateish) than never for my guesses. It was a busy day with meetings at work. One I'm pretty sure of, but a couple I'm completely befuddled by this time:
1717 -- Brick mould; clay is stuffed in, leveled off (I assume with a scraper, but possibly there's a matching lid), and the mold inverted and the brick eventually sent to the kiln for burning.
1718 -- Old fashioned soda fountain, perhaps?
1719 -- I don't have the foggiest idea, so logically it's probably a wire fence tightener/stretcher.
1720 -- Rack to hold something; I'd guess maybe either a ketchup bottle and assorted bins for sugar and whatnot in a restaurant, or (upside-down) a shade for an oil lamp.
1721 -- Another one I haven't the foggiest idea about, but I don't see how this one could be a fence tightener. Maybe it's a portable darkroom or similar appurtenance for a view camera, although it doesn't look especially light tight to my eye.
1722 -- Purely a guess: a device intended to help locate a leak in an engine exhaust system, by (partly?) blocking the tailpipe output and thus forcing the exhaust out of the leak, where it can be easily seen.
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gotta put in a plug here for a local industry. crowell brick mould company in wallkill, ny. she still makes brick moulds. i visited there, her products are works of functional art in hard maple and steel.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crowell_Brick_Mould_Complex.jpg
if you know anyone who needs some brick moulds get in touch with her, it's tough times, she's trying to retain her employees.
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