Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2197) To dispense any of five different grains (Wheat,
oats, flax seed, barley or grass seed) by volume.
I would really like to see more views of the mechanism to see
how it works. I would guess that each of the two crank
positions (yes, it can be moved to the lower shaft) moves a
partition on a gear type pump to meter out the grain. But I
would like to see how it prevents the grain falling out to the
sides of the limited area. Perhaps a disc with a cutout to
slide on the gear on each side. Looks as though the larger
pointer and crank move the wooden partition visible at the top
view,and I'm not sure what the smaller pointer moves with.
Perhaps a second partition? Perhaps the grass seed is poured on
the other side of the partition?
Are you going to post a patent when you post the answers?
2198) Hmm ... perhaps for measuring a collar size or the head size
of a human?
2199) Perhaps a printing press? Type goes in the tray on the bottom,
it gets inked, then a piece of paper attached to the roller is
rolled over the inked type to pick up an impression.
2200) I would like to see the back and bottom views of this. I have
A) A powered brush attachment for a vacuum cleaner.
B) A set-top TV antenna or perhaps antenna rotator
controller (although I would expect compass directions
on the circle if that last were true.
2201) The angles seem a bit wrong, but it sort of looks like a stand
for storing an opened wine bottle, and pouring from it into
a glass. Perhaps for one of the rather oversized wine bottles,
or a big jug of cider? No -- with the given dimensions, not
large enough for that.
It appears to be designed to bolt down to a table top (too light
to hold position when pouring without that), or perhaps to a
wall, in which case the orientation is somewhat difficult to
2202) An electric horn to be bolted to the handlebars of a bicycle
or tricycle. Not very loud with only a single D cell powering
it. Sounded by a button on the back end. The apparent button
on the side serves to unlatch the cover so you can change the
Now to see what others have suggested.
Correct about measuring collar size but it's for horses, not humans.
Most of them were identified correctly this week, the rest of the answers
can be seen here:
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2200 is for golf putting practice.............................I think. :)
I saw one in a thrift store a couple of weeks ago.
Still recon it is for bicycles (May be traveling bicycles)
What other use would a traveler have for a bulky presumably not
extremely loud button activated alarm.I think they possibly named it
traveler just cause it sounded good at the time.
And here is a question.Do you know what this is?
Not sure how people normally submit such questions.
It's for inserting rope into the cracks between planks
on a large wooden ship, like a schooner.
Previously seen in one of the What is it? sets.
It's not button activated, the button opens it for battery replacement. The
alarm is activated by the sensor on the small end, I was thinking it was a
motion sensor, someone here had suggested it was a temperature sensor, and
then someone emailed me this:
"The last one is a temperature alarm.
The device at the end opposite the horn is a Therm-O-Disc thermostat which
opens or closes based on temperature.
Most likely it is set up to alarm at a particularily low temperature.
One could look up the model of the Therm-o-disc part to find its open and
close temperatures. Usually they have the temperature clearly written on
But I don't see why a traveler would need a temperature alarm for a
"particularily low temperature." I took the photos at an auction so I can't
check the sensor for any text on it.
I don't recognize it but will show it to a few people and see what they have
to say. How long is it?
People normally just email photos to me, I usually get at least a few a
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