On Thursday, January 17, 2013 5:25:50 AM UTC-6, Robert wrote:
Rather than a lamp shade, a base or oil reservoir for a sconce type oil lamp.
This base could be removed, for refilling, without having to remove the lamp
body from its attachment to the wall (or attachment to whatever the body is on).
The sight notch, mirror and "plumb bob" of the "pistol" seem to be
designed to allow the user to be sure he is holding it level front to
back and side to side. What the trigger does is anyone's guess,
although it looks like it is a release of some sort for some removable
part that is not shown.
Good timing on our posts. :-) I think the logo might be the key to solving
this one but I haven't had any luck yet in connecting it to a company. The
two knobs under the mirror look like they could be for resting this device
on a flat surface but for what purpose I don't know.
The combination of the two knobs and the knob on the plunger could have
held a cylinder in position and then the trigger pull would allow it to
drop. The mirror would allow the operator to get all things aligned and
then pull the trigger.
What was being done, I have no clue!
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