What is it? Set 514

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Rob
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"Rob H." wrote:

2998:
A coca cola dispenser for 6-1/2 oz glass bottles.
Lew
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Correct
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Yeah... but THAT one was clearly a Coke machine.
In my errant youth (at age 14), I rescued from the dump a larger version of that same machine that would serve up something like 60-70 (IIRC) bottles of the 6-1/2oz or 7oz bottles. It even had a refrigerated water fountain on the side.
It used a ratchet mechanism to drive a delivery drum a small fraction of a rotation. The bottles were in staggered lines radiating from the center of the drum, such that one bottle would come into alignment with a multi-hole 'dispensing gate', arranged so that only the one bottle that was perfectly aligned could be extracted from the hole. The others were visible in the gate, but wouldn't come out. You could NOT purposely jam the machine by partially extracting a 'trapped' bottle and not pushing it back in, because the only bottle that would partially extract was always the next one to be delivered.
Mine was a dime machine. It took two nickels or one dime; no larger or smaller denominations were accepted, because they had no change-makers that early.
Lloyd
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"Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" wrote:

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-------------------------------------------------------------- How did they go about rejecting slugs while accepting coins?
Lew
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Not answering your question, but... You have triggered a childhood memory... Once upon a time, in New York City, the IRT subway (privately owned) had turnstiles. They had four (heavy solid) wooden blades on a vertical axis. The coin slot, about 4 feet above the ground, took a nickle for a ride. The coin dropped a short way, triggered the turnstile, and stopped in front of a lightbulb and a 4-inch diameter plano-convex lens that magnified the image so the attendant in the change booth could see that the coin wasn't a slug. Then the city took over the subways and improved things, getting rid of the nickle fare.
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By then they had a magnetic rejector mechanism that would catch steel slugs, along with thickness and diameter gates (natch), and a "bounce pad" for the dimes or nickels (one for each) that relied upon the specific elasticity of the coins to ensure they leapt just the right distance off the bounce pad into their appropriate slots.
They weren't as sophisticated as todays coin rejectors, but pretty reliable.
Lloyd
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On Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:39:44 -0500, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh"

Still have it? They are worth some serious money to collectors these days.
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nah... got rid of it before I went to 'Nam, along with a number of things I figured I'd never get to use again... <duh!>
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On Sat, 12 Oct 2013 07:15:46 -0500, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh"

Been there..done that. Broke ratios didnt we?
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Thankfully! Lloyd
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On Sat, 12 Oct 2013 15:17:43 -0500, "Lloyd E. Sponenburgh"

Hear hear! Though a couple times...shrug
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On 10/10/2013 5:02 AM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Agreed an old coke dispenser The bottles were in the cylinder which rotates up to drop a bottle after you pressed the lever, after you put your nickel in.
Looks like it belongs in a large turret type gun.
2999 looks like a removeable handle for a pot pull the item to lock it on temporarily until released. Or looks like there might be a point on that handle, which might be for old oil cans... (can't get photobucke to respond, it just spins so can't see the enlarged image)
2997 Either from an airplane the electronics antenna or from a boat as a outrigger with balast (doubtful but still might be).
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I forgot to post the larger images:
http://imgur.com/a/9Dl7h
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2995 Fusible safety valve plug. When the contents of some container get too hot the white stuff melts and releases pressure.
2997 Sonar pod. Absolutely no idea of from what or when.
2999 Can piercer, spout former. Push in at the edge of a can, the press the lever to make a V-shaped spout in the side of the can.
On 10/10/2013 4:26 AM, Rob H. wrote:

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Yes

Good answer, wasn't sure if anybody would get this one.
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Rob H. wrote:

2296 A drying stretcher for (fur) skins.
2297 An aerodynamic pod for a rotating direction finding antenna for an airplane
2298 A Coke machine back when they were 5 cents.
2299 (1) A staple remover (2) A handy object to throw at salesmen.
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Rob H. wrote:

2995 "fusible" safety plug for a steam boiler 2996 does kind of look like a hide stretcher, but it could also be for keeping a gunny-sack open while filling 2997 balasting keel weight for a sail boat 2998 a 24-bottle coke machine 2999 ??? 3000 a settable gauge for marking out timber framing cuts?
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Coke machine is correct but it's for 27 bottles

You're right about it being a marker for wood but it isn't for timber framing.
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Correct, it's for muskrat hides

This is right, text on the base said "radio compass antenna"

Yep, it says 5 cents on the front

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