For the third week, I have no useful guesses.
While 2185 is some kind of automobile accessory lamp, but I have no
useful guess about its specific function.
So why am I posting this?
When I saw 2188, I burst out laughing.
Many years ago, I saw a cartoon. I don't remember where, possibly the
New Yorker. I also don't remember the cartoonist, but it was someone
well-known. Possibly Larsen or Chas Addams.
The cartoon was of a Dog Carrier. I think that was the caption.
A guy was carrying a dog, by a handle, with a hook in the dog's mouth
and a screw clamp stuck in the other end.
Exactly like the top two things in the picture.
On 3/10/2011 5:58 AM, Rob H. wrote:
Looks a lot like it might be somewhat related to the old, naphtha
fueled blow torch. The slanted part being the torch itself, feeding
the hot fuel air mixture into the main body with many slots to release
the flammable mixture to the flame area. the small basin below the
main portion being the pan to hold raw liquid fuel which is ignited to
pre-heat the torch. I suspect that this assembly was provided with a
burner grate to support a lead pot as used by plumbers when assembling
cast iron "bell and spigot" pipe.
Correct, I was told it was for use by an auto mechanic and that it was
plugged into a light socket. I had asked him if you could plug it into the
cigarette lighter but he said it was used before cars had lighters in them.
Don't know when cars first got lighters and if that is true or not. I'm
sure it could have been used on airplanes as someone else suggested.
Looks like you're right, half way down the page at the link below I found
"Individual dry fly compartments each has its own spring-loaded window. Wet
fly Clips will not rust."
Good guess, key is correct. Tough set this week, no answer yet for the
large metal device or the two wooden tools. The rest of the answers can be
The small tool above the C clamp in 2188 looks like an rpm measurement
tool. You would push the end of the device onto the end of a shaft and
the dial on the side would spin and record revolutions. With a
stopwatch you could determine rpm.
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