2365 is a television remote (probably Zenith) that used tuning forks for
the transmitting elements.
2369 is what they call in these parts "A SAHREEN" It's fer lettin' y'know
the FAR INJUN is comin'. It runs offn' one-a the TARS.
2365 Early TV remote control
2366 The mass of steel at the end would suggest it was meant to
retain heat. I'm guessing it was used to flatten out a strip of
something - leather or fabric. So it's a hand-held belt iron.
2367 Train wheel
2368 The cap on the ball chain is throwing me. Not sure why there'd
be a need to cover a three jaw chuck.
2369 How big is it?
2370 Hedge clipper
My ex-FIL had one of these for a Zenith back in the early 70s. You had
to aim the remote precisely at the receiver on the TV for it to work.
I don't know how it worked, but in the late afternoon, the Sun streamed
through the window onto the front of the TV. When that happened, the
remote did not work.
That's odd! The "clicker" version of "Space Command" controls comprised
a set of spring-loaded hammers striking tuned metal rods (like tuning
The TV had a set of LC tuned circuits to discriminate the different
frequencies, and move the "clunker" motor or the volume control, or the
on/off switch. That Zenith set was the first one I remember that, like
modern electronics, was never really "off"; they just turned off the non-
essential supplies, but kept the tuning fork "listener" on all the time.
Of course, without PLL circuitry for the vertical and horizontal sweep
circuits, you still had to get up and down a lot to "tune", unless you
had strong, clean signals without multipath interference.
Early "bang-bang" RC model airplane radios used essentially the same
method, but generated the tones electronically, rather than banging on
metal rods <G>.
On 2011-10-07, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote:
I agree. Unless there was an IR version back then -- or even a
visible red LED version. Visible red ones apparently started in 1962,
so it is possible -- and they might have used the same case for both
styles of clickers.
And the IR ones in 1961 -- all according to Wikipedia.
Or -- it is possible that the afternoon sun heated the circuits
up enough to switch the frequencies which they responded to, so they
could not "hear" the tones.
Hmm ... and Zenith was the actual TV which Heathkit provided in
kit form IIRC.
Since the RC airplane was typically too far away for an acoustic
remote to work anyway. :-)
2365 - Got the TV that goes with it ??? (it's an antique sonic remote
control AKA clicker)
2366 - Looks similar to a pleating iron.
2367 - Foundry cart wheel?
2369 - Old mechanical siren?
2370 - Expandable serving tray?
Before I look at the other guesses I actually have an idea about
a few of these...
2365-TV remote with volume up/down and channel up/down
2366-looks like something used for heating the glue stip when
bonding carpet edges together
2367-wheel from a railroad car
2369-looks like it could be from some type of braking mechanism
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2365) And old acoustic (ultrasonic) remote control for a TV.
Instead of the pulses of IR LEDs of modern ones. Each button
generates a different tone, which is recognized by the TV
It probably drove small dogs and bats nuts. :-)
2366) One end appears to be for smoothing some substance -- perhaps
printer's ink, perhaps something else.
The other end is a screwdriver -- probably for maintaining
whatever it is used with (again. likely a printing press).
2367) Looks like a flanged wheel for either a railroad train or a
rail-based streetcar. At 34", I suspect that it could be
It does not look like the normal mounting to the axle, however.
Perhaps something to make it serve as a decorative table.
2368) Looks like a tool for installing pop-rivets -- but missing the
cap which the head presses against while the jaws grip and pull
the pop shank.
2369) Various possibilities come to mind.
a) A siren -- with air flowing in through the holes around
the rubber pulley shown in the first shot, and exiting
through the radial holes chopped on and off as a rotor
turns inside the housing.
b) Perhaps some kind of centrifugal pump.
The spring loaded arm looks intended to absorb lots of
torque -- which could occur when starting the siren, or
when pumping liquid against a head.
2370) Now -- if there were pointers at the ends, or holes through the
rivets in the side opposite the handles, I would think that it
was something like a rivet layout fan for equally spacing rivets
in aircraft skin work.
But since it does not match those features, and from the wear
marks on the blades, it looks more like something to trim grass
to a fixed height by opening and closing it over the grass.
Now to post this and see what others have suggested.
2367- I have no idea why a Griffin chilled wheel manufactured 3 years
after the companies founding is significant...
Perhaps the date is significant and it is a commemorative wheel? Oct
27 1880 is the day Teddy Roosevelt got married...
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