1311. The money taker for a bus. Don't know the real name.
1312. Key lock box. Here's a fancy one.
I've only seen ones like on your picture page though.
1307 Not an answer that is helpful... What it is is a D'arsonval meter in a
nice clock case. What it is used for is a much more interesting question.
As there doesn't seem to be a user accessible range select switch, what it
measures can be stated in two different units, differing by a scale factor
1310 Hmmm... It would seem to be a bearing or journal to hold a small
pulley, to keep whatever chain or belt runs over the pulley from spattering
stuff (oil/water) around.
1311 I'm tempted to guess this is a gasoline pump.
1314 I'll guess this is a "Knock Box". A box to hold a key to a building
that the police, fire or emergency services can open if the owner isn't
1307 Inductive ammeter? Does it have 2
different size grooves in the back or base?
1308 Box to carry old computer punchcards?
1310 Bearing box?
1311 No idea
1312 Key safe. See them a lot around here used
Yes, if you can send a photo to me I'll put it on the answer page, please
use the email address listed on my profile on the web site, I'm still having
trouble with the account that I use to post here, and haven't checked it in
months. I've been forgetting to remind everyone not to use that one, I'll
have to check it this weekend and see if I've missing anything.
1307. Old Hollywood prop used as a Flying Saucer Proxcemity meter.
1308. Medical Tongue Depressor Organizer
1309. Modern Nail Puller
1310. Ford Brake Caliper
1311. Modified Gasoline Pump with ability to display future gas prices.
1312. Key Safe
I'm pretty busy this evening, so just quick guesses without a whole lot
1307 - Rather obviously, this is an indicator for something, with a
fairly standard looking moving coil meter movement (hence something
that's measured with an electrical apparatus). The units don't really
ring a bell, though; I can't think of too many things that have two
measurements that differ by a factor of twenty. Maybe the lower set of
numbers is an absolute measure (RPM of a steam engine?) and the upper
ones an arbitrary scale.
1308 - Case for carrying a dozen items of unknown description; maybe
1/2" or 3/4" magnetic tape reels?
1309 - I think I've come across a (picture of) a similar tool somewhere,
and I think maybe it was used to pry something in place by a
wheelwright. I don't recall if it was the froes on the spokes or the
metal tire around the froes, but the latter seems rather more likely.
1310 - This presumably is intended to fit over a shaft, and the lower
part appears to have a couple of mounting ears that get screwed or
bolted onto some support. Beyond that, it's a complete mystery to me.
1311 - Gasoline pump
1312 - Key safe, such as might be used by realtors who need to get into
the house when the seller isn't around to admit them.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
A meter for measuring both voltage and current. I think DC
since the scale does not show the non-linearity of the typical
AC meter movement.
I presume that it mounts on a desktop or console, and there is a
switch to select between the voltage and current scale.
Assuming the lower scale is the voltage, and that 120 V is the
default value -- and that the current default will be close to
the same scale position, it looks like it is intended to be
measuring power to about a 1HP motor.
1308) Not sure of the depth, but it looks at though it is intended
to hold reels of something -- 8mm movie film perhaps -- or
perhaps tape cartridges for backup tapes.
1309) For nipping the end of a leather strap perhaps?
1310) Appears to be a safety cover over a (missing) belt pulley.
1311) A fare machine for a trolley car or a bus. The counters on
the lower face tell how many of each size of coin or token has
been taken in.
The lever sticking out above that opens the trapdoor under the
clear enclosed area which allows the driver to spot fakes before
hitting the lever to pass them on to the counting mechanism.
1312) "Lockbox" to hang from a doorknob of a house, and to contain
the keys to the house -- used by realtors to allow access by
multiple agents while (hopefully) keeping out thieves.
Now to see what others have guessed.
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