First one is a Heathkit self-build bathythermometer, which I think
they sold as a fish finder. It's a thermometer on a long cable, to
measure underwater temperatures and find fish that like to hang around
in inversion layers. Also works for submarines.
1897 is some kind of Heathkit product, clearly for measuring some property
in a circuit or electronic device. The pull-out wire gets screwed somewhere
in the circuit and the large screw thing in the center of the device gets
attached to a ground point or something similar. What its measuring I dont
know, it doesn't look like the meter is graduated for ohms, amps or volts
(all of which tend to start at zero).
Google doesn't show any matches when I search for Heathkit.
1898 is a pair of pliers :)
1897 is a Heathkit fisherman's thermometer. The "screw thingy" lower
right is the retrieve handle. The meter starts at 32, because mostly you
don't care if the water down there is colder than 32... <G>
1898 looks like "bicycle pliers" to me.
1899 looks like an early version of the "BetterPak" packaging tape
1900 vaguely looks like what I'd call a British head pike. I can't find
one now, but I saw once a drawing of something like that with five heads
impaled on the points, for display.
1901 looks like a chiller for pickling crocks, jars, etc... Sort of the
residential version of a country "spring house".
1902 draftsman's pencil sharpener.
1897 - What the other say. lol It does appear to be left handed. The
dial may be used to pull the lead back in.
1898 - fish / fishing pliers
1899 - Manual Microfilm roller
1900 - Hay mover
1901 - 1280 air conditioning, allowed cool, moist air to circulate in
1902 - Microfilm development container. Or a round hand plane.
Rob H. wrote:
1897 - Fish finder
1898 - Early version of a Leatherman?
1899 - Handheld tape gun for wetted paper tape.
1900 - Weather vane spike for a large tower?
1901 - Final resting place for the "bad visitors"?
1902 - Some type of bench dog?
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1900: A device to hold a large animal, on a spit for
rotational security during roasting over an open fire;
also a device to administer due punishment to the
serf who happened to drop the cow into the fire.
1901 - With two corners touching the foundation, I don't think it was
originally intended to be so long. The rounded near corner suggests to
me pushing things in and dragging them out.
I think it was for soaking lumber. It might have been for kyanizing,
but I think it was for wood intended to be bent, such as for wheel
felloes. Some were made from lumber larger than 2 x 4", which I suppose
would require a long soak.
I've never been in the tanning business, but from what I've read, the
tanning process produces immensely bad smells. I guess, if you have burned
out your nose, having a stinking process going on in the basement of your
residence might not bother you. It might, however, bother guests.
Just a guess but maybe some of the process took place outdoors and the less
obnoxious steps used the indoor pit.
Still not sure about the last item, no luck finding a patent for it, the
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