It appears to be some kind of gas burner, but may not be for a cook
stove. It looks like the air intake manifold is designed to hook up to
piping to bring in combustion air from some distance. The pictures are
pretty lousy so its is hard to tell.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2185) Looks like an old automobile trouble light,
designed to plug into a cigarette lighter outlet.
The hook keeps it from sliding away from where it is being used.
What is not clear is why the mechanical shutter instead of a
switch in the cord.
Of course -- it could be a timing light, missing perhaps the
part to fire the bulb -- but the bulb sort of looks like an
incandescent -- though it might not be the original lamp.
2186) If the diagonal part between 3 and 15 on the drawing is
a spring or a rubber band, then it is some kind of shock mount,
perhaps for something like transporting nitroglycerine or some
similarly sensitive product.
If there were a pointer of some sort, I would consider it to be
possibly a form of scale instead.
2187) Looks like a tool for manipulating the grate in a woodstove, or
2188) Well ... the central object is a Starrett mechanical tachometer
which you have put up before. But I presume you are asking
about the wood object just above it instead.
That looks like something for supporting a workpiece between
centers -- but since there is not a thread on the shaft of the
T-handled part, nor a visible thumbscrew for locking it down,
instead I will suggest that it is for pushing a cork into a
style of bottle with a depressed center.
The fact that it is displayed with the tach and some small
C-clamps in interesting, and calls into question what kind of
museum display it happens to be.
2189) Way too blurred to really make a guess at all. Sorry.
2190) Slips on over a small pipe. Might serve to keep rain
out of an exhaust pipe until opened. Perhaps if I looked up
Crestmark, I would learn more -- or perhaps not.
Now to see what others have suggested.
The two wood tools were part of a private collector's display in his museum,
the walls were full of tools that were mostly grouped according to use but a
lot of adjacent items were not related so the C-clamps and tach are not good
clues for these tools.
bore of his Kentucky Long Rifle scrupulously clean with a wet patch. He
used the cap from his lipstick case to measure his powder.
Most riflemen used hard lead balls so they wouldn't deform too badly to
jam down the bore. Crestmark's case protected his soft lead balls.
He'd choose one and push it through the center hole to trim it to the
precise size of his bore.
The end of his ramrod was a hollow cone. As he tapped the ramrod to
pack the ball against the powder, the ball would deform, becoming
pointed with its sides mashed into the grooves of the rifling.
Harper's Ferry began producing 54-caliber yaggers in 1803. Crestmark
found himself tossed onto the Ash Heap of History.
2186- Who would pay money to dry corn that way ??A beam & four nails
would be cheaper !!!Goes to show !!!Sucker born every bay !!! I thought
farmers were smarter then that!!
We used these as a trouble/working light in aircraft. It plugged in
such as a bulb would in a socket. Note the small pins used to align
the plug as needed in a socket. The pins are also used to retain the
plug, again as in retaining a bulb in a socket. The shutter is used to
restrict the light path as desired.
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