Thanks for the comments, as long as I keep finding interesting stuff, I'll
keep on posting it. A couple years ago I had a dry spell for a few months
of not finding anything and started to wonder if there was much more out
there worth posting, I'm happy to say that trend was reversed and I now have
hundreds of items waiting to be posted. Although it is getting harder and
harder to find the really intriguing items, I'm sure I'll find enough to
keep the site going for quite a while yet.
All six have been correctly identified this week, more information and lots
of links can be found here:
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!
Perhaps early canon? Or for the supply vehicle which goes with
Or perhaps a rolling shelter to allow an enclosed battering ram
to be brought up to the gates while protecting the attackers from arrow
fire and boiling oil?
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2251) This looks like a bolt from some kind of firearm.
Center fire cartridge.
Ejection looks to be vertical.
Perhaps as large as 30-06, or perhaps the .223 used in the
It does not appear to have the locking lugs which I would
expect, so the 30-06 is probably not the caliber.
Rather heavy for the caliber -- perhaps inertial mass for a
2252) Perhaps a welding or carbon-rod gouging gun?
Not sure where the cables would attach, however.
2253) Hmm ... sort of looks like a hull model for some kind of
boat -- but made of bronze, and with a strange mounting socket,
so it is perhaps used for measuring forces from water flow, or
perhaps from high speed air flow.
2254) Perhaps some kind of fuel torch (with flammable gasses or liquids
coming out the screw capped nozzle on the metal cap. Fuel
picked up by the *very* small tube which comes down into the
glass part. (Hmm ... perhaps it holds some carbide, to generate
2255) Old wagon wheel designed to handle really heavy loads. Old
enough to not have a continuous steel band shrunk onto the wood.
Lots of reenforcement studs. Lots of spokes. Really heavy
hub. It all speaks of handling a really heavy load.
2256) From the angle, it looks like a fixture for sharpening drill
bits, but it seems to be made to hold only a single diameter of
shank, unless there are collets of some form to adapt to
I guess that it *could* be for holding the shafts of arrows,
allowing a constant cone to be ground on the point.
Now to send this off, and then see what others have suggested.
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