1641 Guess/vague impression that I've seen this before... Police radar
horn/transmitter-receiver that slips over the window glass in the police car
Not really any of my business, but...
Yes, it's an old police radar gun from the 1960's.
My residence will still be occupied when I'm gone for the day but you make a
good point, thanks for your concern.
1639 - Handheld metal detector.
1640 - Strength tester for three-armed persons
1641 - Microwave (or other high frequency) feedhorn assembly, possibly
used for a radar system of some sort. (One possible likely application
that comes to mind is for an automatic supermarket door opener.)
1642 - Maybe a gizmo that was used with a handcart to help tip barrels
back onto the cart when starting out. A rope or strap through the link
could be pulled (or attached to the hand cart), and the toothy rim of
this casting engaged on the far side of the barrel. In this way, the
barrel would be tipped back onto the cart rather than forward off of it
when starting out.
1643 - Seems to be a control lever for some kind of equipment. It could
probably be off of most anything--forklift, loader, backhoe, some
industrial machine, etc.
1644 - This would seem to measure out fixed doses of some liquid into
the lower compartment. Perhaps it was used for dispensing/selling
inebriating beverages. The little inner bucket fills until it
overbalances, dumping the collected contents, and then resets itself; a
similar mechanism, on a much much larger scale, is not uncommonly seen
at water parks, dumping huge amounts of water on the patrons at
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
And I did not see it until Thursday anyway, because I was too
busy to finish the newsgroup last night. :-(
So -- I'll try my identifications before going on to read what
others have said.
1639) Looks like a wand used by the transportation safety types for
checking out aircraft passengers. A hand-held metal detector of
limited range and sensitivity to supplement the walk-through
sensors to localize what the walk-throughs spotted.
1640) A really weird tool, which *must* have some play in some of
those riveted joints, otherwise there is no need for the joints
At a guess, it could be used for turning a long screw after
clamping onto it -- but I'm not sure how it would clamp without
seeing other photos.
1641) Police speed radar gun -- designed to clamp onto a window rolled
part way down.
Looks as though it can be swiveled to point parallel to the
car's direction of travel, but at the moment it is set to look
at about 90 degrees to that direction.
1642) Perhaps something to improve the grip on a bottle to allow
one to loosen it? Looks about right for the traditional
mayonaise bottle -- or perhaps for a Mason jar.
1643) The description suggests that the far end of the pipe is open.
Could be a control lever for some kind of earth moving equipment
or the like. It does not look like something designed as a
stick for aircraft control -- except perhaps in a homebuilt.
1644) Test sampling at a brewery?
Now to see what others have said.
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