Tough part is trying to answer without peeking at previous answers,
2371- Model of a Cray supercomputer, too lazy to google which one
2374- easy to say machinists angle block, but that big hole is for
something... small but shiny one over on tractorshed.com
2375- drag (maybe not the correct term) anchor, not for keeping the
boat in one spot but for keeping it facing into the current
2376- olympic torch used by the US, again too lazy to google from when
2371 - Model of a Cray 1
2372 - Looks like a set of trammel points and some other pieces.
2373 - Resembles a locking breech block
2375 - Old wooden anchor or grapple
2376 - Gimbaled ships lantern. Possibly a masthead lamp.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2371) This looks like a scale model of the Cray-1 supercomputer.
as an example of the size, those steps could be used (and were
used) for seating.
2372) Looks somewhat related to a drafting or a mechanical layout tool.
2373) Some interesting form of lock?
2374) Machinist's angle plate -- used for precision (pre the layer of
rust coating shown) setups and as a precision right angle
It can be bolted to a machine's table, and the workpiece bolted
to it to hold it in the proper orientation for the work.
2375) Looks like an upside down and very primitive version of a
ship's capstan. For winding up lengths of rope in this case,
not chain which was often used for anchors on a true ship's
2376) Some form of oil fueled lamp -- and based on the photo behind
it, it may be an "eternal flame" to honor someone who is gone.
But it also appears to be gimbaled, as would be common on a
Now to spell check this, post it, and go on to see what others
Thanks, this is probably the best guess that I've heard for it, the only
difference is that the slot should be 90 degrees closer to the ring but
other than that it looks very close.
Still not sure about the second item but the rest of the answers for this
set have been posted:
Hmmm ... still a bit small for the working models designed to
fire .22 LR cartridges, so I guess that it is not a working model. I
doubt that it would even work with .177 caliber.
O.K. I'm interested in what (2372) turns out to be. A better
exposed shot of the two parts near the legs at the right hand end might
In your description of (2374) -- was that a description of how
it was found being used? It normally was not attached to a workbench,
but rather to the T-slotted moving cast iron table which was part of a
milling machine or perhaps a vertical turret lathe.
The large hole (which others commented on) was simply a way of
somewhat reducing the weight that the gusset which fills the 'V' to
increase rigidity would add to the plate. The part closest to the V
adds little rigidity, and adds more weight proportionally than it is
The 'V' on one face is to keep a cylindrical part vertical The
tapped holes are for bolting workpieces to the angle plate, or to use
with hold-down clamps to hold the workpiece to the plate without having
to drill holes into the workpieces.
Good catch, I got the description from the Wikipedia link where they had
said it was attached to a work table, and I mistakenly wrote work bench
instead. I just fixed my answer and added your description of it being
attached to a "T-slotted moving cast iron table which was part of a milling
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