What is it? Set 388

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    And now I'm wondering ... is there an East Hollywood, and what is it like?
    You know how the world says "The Nuts are in the US" and the US says "the nuts are in California", and the Californian say "Nope - LA." But Angelenos say "Hollywood" while Hollywood say "Now, West Hollywood, that's the strange attractor for odd behavior."     So where do the West Hollywoodies point when they want to say "Those folks, now they are really strange!"?
    Besides Kansas?
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pyotr filipivich wrote:

Hope This Helps! Rich
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Kansas is actually the majority answer, the rest are split between NYC and Mars (the planet).
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Myron Buck wrote:

http://www.bangkokdiaries.com/can-you-tell-the-difference-between-a-thai-lady-and-a-thai-ladyboy /
Cheers! Rich
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On Mon, 16 May 2011 20:29:10 +0100, Michael A. Terrell

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Esra Sdrawkcab wrote:

No. I've never even heard of it, till now. I don't watch much TV, after being a Broadcast engineer at three TV stations over the years where I had to watch almost everything we aired to look for problems.
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On Tue, 17 May 2011 20:24:44 +0100, Michael A. Terrell

"We're layyyydees"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RWOIVm4MfI
(poor quality, so quite appropriate!)
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The newsletter had a list of odd stuff found. Add coveralls and steel toed boots to my previous list. I'm not sure, but I suspect there were some disgruntled employees. There were chutes all over the place leading to an underground conveyor that carried everything out to a chemical disposal. Stuff like the washing machine motor damaged the conveyer (must have come fro a top floor) and the other stuff got sifted out somehow - including the .38 ammo. Some agencies had 'collectors' or collection points and clear waste baskets that had to be placed on your desk when you were not there.
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Why would a lamp holder that was hung as a pendulum need gimbals? The gimbals would always keep the lamps orientation relative to the protective cage the same, so they are redundant. The old timers were smarter than that.. Art
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It could be really, really bad on a wooden ship to have the oil slosh out of the lamp past the burning wick. As long as the force on the lamp is alway perpendicular to the base, the oil will not slosh to the side. As you said, this would USUALLY be the case if you just hung the lamp on a rope (the rope exerts the force perpendicular to lamp base even when the lamp is swinging in a regular fashion). However if the ship suddenly lurches laterally, or if the lamp knocks into an object, then there is momentarily a component of force that is not perpendicular to the base and the oil could slosh around. The gimbal is not completely immune to these effects either, but it provides an extra degree of protection
Actually this is a very interesting and complicated physics problem where you can treat the gimbal lamp on a rope as a triple pendulum consisting of the rope, a rigid body (the cage), and the lamp on the gimbal. The motion and forces at the end due to acceleration at the top can be very chaotic. This video illustrates this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
}K1Eayyj_c And here is a 1hr 20min MIT lecture if you want to understand it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMJroTmg1_c&feature=related

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Rob H. wrote the following:

you wants to punch a hole. Holding the wooden top vertically, slide the big metal ring up and let it drop to drive the point into the material.
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Rob H. wrote:

2239 - Ye olde ships lantern. Hung in the hold/below decks. Designed so the pitch and yaw didn't tip over the candle/lantern inside. Outer cage to keep heat away from other items.
2240 - Well locally that would be a small sized paper bag from the old Red/White food store chain, Also used as a decorative version of the old brown bag for your lunch...
2241 - Roof anchor to tie off on while working on a pitched roof. Wish MANY more of them were installed. Would make vent operations MUCH easier in the fire service...
2242 - Fence stretcher?
2243 - Looks somewhat like an old book binders clamp. Mounted so that you could clamp the stack of pages and sew the binding.
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I need some help with the fourth and fifth items in this set:
http://55tools.blogspot.com/2011/05/set-388.html
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2240 looks like an airplane barf bag to me :)
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Could the gimbal device (#1) have been used for a shop's clock?
An accurate clock was essential for calculating longitude. By fixing it to the ship, tilting action would cause the mechanism to vary the time, thus producing errors in navigation. The gimbal would allow the clock to remain in a set horizontal position, and allow it to remain accurate.
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EDIT: ship's clock, not shop's clock.
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PJMurphy wrote the following:

Or shop's click.
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    Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2239)    Looks like a container for an illuminating fire which     is suspended from a chain. Perhaps oil-soaked reeds in the cup     in the center?
    The ball chain hanging from it in the first shot does not     belong. :-)
2240)    Well ... aside from being a paper bag folded flat for storage ...          I suspect that it is a "burn bag" -- used in a place which     handles classified materials when something is still classified,     but needs to be disposed of. Things are collected in the burn     bag in the security file cabinet until the right time, and it is     then sent to the proper facility for secure destruction.
    I have also seen bags printed for "Blast Mix" (Ammonium Nitrate     fertilizer and fuel oil which make an explosive, as Tim McVeigh     knew all too well.
2241)    This looks like a fold-up safety warning -- the kind which might     be put on a floor which has just been mopped and waxed, to warn     that it is a slipping hazard for a while.
2242)    This looks as though it is intended to tighten a chain binding     a load in place. At a guess, a link at one end of the chain     slips over the oval metal extension and is trapped there with the     wing nut on the threaded stud. The chain extends along the     handle, around whatever is being bound, and the other end     connects to the hook after which the ratchet is used to tighten     the chain around the bound load.
2243)    Now this is a weird one. It looks:
    1)    As though one of the two cranks has been broken.
    2)    That it bolts down to a surface (perhaps a ship deck.)
    3)    That the cranks and screws below them are used to         extend downward and clamp something to the deck.         Perhaps a pair of lifeboats, perhaps a gangplank, or         something similar.
    4)    Whatever it was used for -- it was not intended to be on an         oriental rug as itis in the photo. :-)
2244)    I don't know how much of the taper is a result of the angle of     the photo and the use of a wide angle lens, but if the taper     is not as extreme as it appears, I would suggest that this is the     sort of thing carried around a park or other grounds to spear     and pick up paper trash -- spent tickets, candy wrappers, and     such. The length is about right for the task. The point is     perhaps a bit too elaborate -- but perhaps someone got tied of     his falling apart and decided to fix it for once and for all.
    Now to see what others have suggested.
    Enjoy,         DoN.     
    P.S. Can you set things up so the guesses at the bottom of the     page don't show up until the official answers have been     released? I'd really not have them there until I have my     answers posted. :-) (I'll actually read them before I got though     those in the newsgroup -- but after I post this.
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The way that I've currently been linking, the comments show up at the bottom of the page by default, I'll go back to my old way of linking in which you don't see them unless you click on the comments link at the bottom of the page. Sometimes there is good information in the comments about some of the unidentified items, so I don't want to turn them off or discourage people from posting there.
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    I *do* read them -- *after* I have sent off my post to the newsgroups. I just don't want to see them before then, so my own guesses do not have a chance of being contaminated with those of others. :-)
    Thanks,         DoN.
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Rob H. wrote:

Howcome both of my browsers (seamonkey and mozilla) give me "Page not found Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog What is it? does not exist."
? Thanks, Rich
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