2407 - Stirling engine
2408 - Looks like the bar is to knock down whatever you are collecting
with the tines. Hand collecting grain?
2409 - Best guess, a crimper for decorative metal foil ribbon.
2410 - Yup, Welder's Slag Hammer with a reground tip and no brush.
2411 - Wool carding hand tool
2412 - Vertical gasoline blowtorch - for a lead melting pot or other
Thanks for the info.
is particularly good, in that it is short and clearly explains how it
works. Tricky, using a loosely fitting displacer piston.
On 11/24/2011 5:29 PM, dpb wrote:
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2407) Looks like a Stirling heat engine. Not sure what it is
intended to power but the groove on the flywheel looks like a
match for the belt on the old foot treadle powered sewing
machines, which would be a reasonable load for this kind of
2408) Perhaps for digging up potatos.
2409) Looks like something to feed and (perhaps split) some ribbon
form of workpiece. It feeds through the pair of gears with
grooves. Whether it feeds out the U-shaped guide shown on the
near side or feeds in through that is not yet clear. If the
width of the guide matches the width of the workpiece, then the
gears will punch two rows of holes near the edges of the
workpiece -- leaving it looking something like movie film.
2410) Perhaps a grate shaker for an old wood stove, or a coal fueled
2411) No clue -- other than nasty to have sliding against your skin.
Perhaps part of a wool carding setup?
2412) Gasoline or kerosene fired heater -- looks like a modification
of the old plumber's blowtorch.
Now to post this and then go see what others have suggested.
(It does not help that the punkin' chunkin' TV special is on while I'm
2408 looks good for controlling weeds that spread by stolons, such as
Bermuda (devil's) grass and English ivy. The blade would serve as a
depth gage so you won't damage desirable roots. The curved tines would
pull stolons above ground level so you can yank them out.
Just a thought on 2408. May be a garden tool, but also makes me think
of something grab loose straw or hay with, as the tines look a little
light for digging in dirt.The sping loaded piece looks like something
to keep the tines from stabbing into unwanted areas, or to help push
stuff off of te tines.
My guess for 2409:
2409 looks a lot like a machine for bending rods or tubing. The crank would
feed the rod/tubing between the toothed wheels. The handle would control
the bend radius.
I also use Eternal September, and for the first time in months I saw Rob's
Rob: Keep up the good work. Over 2000 objects, and you are still finding
interesting and puzzling objects. Thank you!
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