1477 Very Pistol... Flare Gun. Very is the inventor's name.
1477 A bunch of vacuum tube shields. In the age of pictureless TV (called
radio) there were primitive thingies that did what those trivial parts of
ICs called transistors now do. Each of the vacuum tubes was supposed to do
its own thing, and to isolate each of them from the others, it was not
uncommon to slip Faraday shield cans over them. The pile of parts in the
picture are for late model vacuum tubes ('50s).
LET the games begin..
1477) It looks like a flare gun. Any other pictures to bring out more
1478) A holder for a cymbal for a marching band. The cymbal holder
walks along beside the drummer trying not to look stupid while the
drummer occasionally hits the cymbal.
1479) These look a bit like the little plastic plugs that go in the
end of a ball point pen, but I guess that's not what they are. Shotgun
1480) A saddle rack, for storing your saddle and bridle on the barn
1481) This gets held by a string and swirled around in the air for
some reason. The dangly part at the back has something to do with the
1482) A display/storage case for something....the wooden pegs are too
fragile for rigorous use, so something lightweight and able to
retrieved delicately must have been used. Maybe to hold woolen mittens
connected with a thread, or something? I look forward to finding out
OK. now to see how lucky my guesses were.
This is just a guess, but it looks like the barrel of the gun pivots around
the pin just up and to the right from the trigger. To release the barrel,
pull back on the knurled part at the top left above the hammer, and then
insert a flare. I took the photos at an antique mall, but it's far from
where I live, otherwise I'd go and take another look at it.
1480 looks like an expendable temperature - depth probe. The ring is
fastened to a deck mounted box with electrical connections, the
"safety" clip is pulled and the probe is dropped overboard. The probe
falls at terminal velocity and measures the sea temperature as a
function of time = depth.
1477: Looks too flimsy to be a real firearm. Not to mention the fat
short barrel. Maybe a flare gun, but if so, why any sight at all?
1478: Possibly for some sort of specialty security fastener.
1479: Maybe the spent ammo for 1477...
1480: I think it's upside down.
1481: Sounding line weight?
1482: Well, obviously, it's for home AND farm. It's a display rack
for some sort of merchandise, which would have hung on the hooks.
Maybe the numbers refer to different sizes.
It's times like these which make me glad my bank is Dial-a-Mattress
Here's my guesses:
1477 - Even after enlarging the picture, it still looks like a little
gun of unusually large bore. I'm guessing it's for firing distress
flares from a ship, since it lacks any sort of aiming aids.
1478 - Perhaps this is a scraper (or holder for a scraper blade), such
as for removing old paint from moldings. It does look vaguely familiar,
but I don't know under what circumstances....
1479 - Shields for vacuum tubes, used both to keep them securely in
place and to provide some RF isolation.
1480 - Equestrian saddle holder, to be bolted to a (sturdy) wall with
the hook part down.
1481 - Buck Rogers window sash weight
1482 - Display stand for...ummm..maybe flat belts such as were used
before Vee belts became popular on farm and home equipment?
Now to read other ideas...
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