O.K. Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1771) My guess at this is a combination egg scale and egg
candler (the light in the cylinder to the right). I
expect a wire from the ceramic base, but it could be some kind
of flame powered lamp too.
As for the units -- something once used to grade eggs. Not the
Haugh units, which require the egg to be broken. Ounces are
unlikely to go that high -- except perhaps for an ostrich egg.
Hmm ... one Google hit shows them as being classified by ounces
per dozen, so 40 oz/dozen is perhaps within reason.
1772) Looks like it might hold a smaller barrel so it can be tipped
to drain fully.
Or -- it might be for checking motorcycle (and really old
automobile) tires for leaks. Fill it with water, submerge a
portion of the wheel, and rotate while looking for bubbles.
1773) A press for assembling something like perhaps a roller chain
for a motorcycle? Or for pressing on or off a bearing? Stanley
made more woodworking tools and not much in the way of
automotive tools, but who knows?
1774) Perhaps for dropping aircraft external fuel tanks before
entering combat to improve maneuverability?
1775) stand for smaller compressed gas tanks Oxygen or fuel gasses)?
1776) A model engine -- and what it is mounted in looks too heavy
for a model aircraft, so at a guess I will say that it was for
a tether racing car -- which were popular until too many of the
tethers broke and too many bystanders were seriously hurt or
I seem to associate the name "Wall" with the cars for some
Now to see what others have suggested.
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