1136: Gauge, not sure what for. Varies from 7/8" to 1-7/8"
1137: Old router. from back before curves were invented.
1138: Scale, for distance in inches
1139: Cast iron steamer, not a bed warmer the top would be solid
instead of vented
1140: Liquid gas furnace/light reflector
1141: Pipe bender for up to 1 inch stock
egg candler is that i thought too (because it's got fabric around the holes
to cushion the eggs), but i can't figure out why an egg candler would need
three holes. and, does it make sense to have a device that gets HOT to be
attached directly and so closely to a wall, that may be flammable?
1136 a gauge, not sure of the specific purpose
1137 - rabbet plane, but not really a plane
1138 - and indexed caliper
1139 - a top for a dutch oven, get it really hot and put it on top to
brown the top crust?
1140 - A three light gas lantern?
1141 - Something to score and bend conduit?
1136: An LPDA made by someone who just doesn't get it.
1137: Ye Olde Movie Camera
1138: Body fat calipers
1139: Dutch oven, with perforated lid. Or world's worst pressure cooker.
1140: Ye Olde Patio Heater, with light
1141: I'm pretty sure it doesn't make pasta.
There's no such thing as a free lunch, but certain accounting practices can
result in a fully-depreciated one.
Here we go again...
1136 -- This appears to be a gauge for checking/measuring the width or
spacing of something. Is it possibly for spacing the frets when
building a stringed instrument--perhaps a ukulele?
1137 -- This would seem to cut rabbets in the edge of a narrow strip of
some material. The cutters don't look particularly suited for wood, so
possibly it's for shaping countertop material at joints or around sinks.
1138 -- A tool to measure/check the diameter of shafting?
1139 -- This I'm quite sure of; it's a humidifier for use on a wood
stove, kept filled with water that simmers as the stove heats. Very
good to have; with it, you can sometimes even keep the relative humidity
in the double digits while heating with wood. (OK, maybe I'm
exaggerating the drying effects a little bit, but wood stoves do tend to
dry out the inside air a lot.)
1140 -- A very peculiar contraption; it's meant to be wall-mounted, and
contains a lamp for heat or light, oddly with two wick adjusters and
presumably two wicks. The glass or mirror panels make one suspect some
optical device, perhaps to compare samples of something. The large
lined holes could hold eggs, but I have no idea why you'd need to check
three eggs at once for blood or chicks. Perhaps this is used when
grading maple syrup (which is graded by darkness)?
1141 -- This could be used to find and mark the center of stock prior to
chucking it in a lathe. The thumbscrew adjustment for the blade depth
would seem to be superfluous for such uses, though.
Now to read other's ideas.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
O.K. Posting from RCM again.
1136) Looks like either a set of measures of very similar sizes
(plus a different set of similar sizes on the other side), or a
guide for spacing parts in an assembly.
1137) Hmm ... it looks semi-related to a wood plane, except
that the working end is closer to a file.
I presume that the two aluminum knobs in front adjust
individually the depths of the two "file" sections. The knob on
the side adjusts the offset relative to the side guide plate, or
perhaps the position of the swinging guide plate standing clear
from the overall assembly.
The box on top also appears to serve to adjust the depth of cut,
so I would *really* like to have it in my hands for examination,
rather than just the few photos. That would also help me to
determine whether the "files" on the bottom are hardened, or
rubber brake assemblies instead.
Perhaps the aluminum knobs simply serve to clamp the files in
place once they are set to depth by the center knob on the top.
1138) A caliper -- given the shape, perhaps for measuring the width
and fore-to-aft dimensions of a person's skull in half-inch
1139) It looks as though it is for holding a fire around a central
container (which is not present as shown). Perhaps for
generating steam to power something from the collection
partially shown behind the main object?
1140) For heating three containers -- perhaps some kind of paint or
wax, or perhaps cups of tea. Powered by a kerosene lantern,
based on the control knobs at the narrow section and the glass
chimney protected inside the top.
1141) I don't see anything for moving the blade relative to the main
frame, but it still might be for cutting semi-circular grooves
in the end of the round object clamped by the lower section.
A good puzzling set this week.
Now to see what others have guessed.
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A couple more for this week, I know the answer to this first one, it's about
Bottom view of it:
A visitor of the site sent me the following description and photos, maybe
someone will know what it is:
My brother works at a local cemetary, and when he was digging out a bush he
found the attached. We thought it might be a decorative attachment for a
headstone, but as you can see, there is nothing to attach with. It is 6 1/2
inches long, 1 1/2 inches high, and 1/4 inch deep. The metal appears to be
bronze. The cameo looks like a white stone, and the picture of a man and
woman sitting on something appear to be dressed in pre-victorian garb. The
man seems to be wearing a white wig. Maybe you or one of your readers might
know what this is and when it was manufactured. I could find nothing about
it on the net. It seems a curious thing to find in a cemetary. Any help
you or one of your readers might shed on this would be most appreciated.
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