Yeah... but THAT one was clearly a Coke machine.
In my errant youth (at age 14), I rescued from the dump a larger version
of that same machine that would serve up something like 60-70 (IIRC)
bottles of the 6-1/2oz or 7oz bottles. It even had a refrigerated water
fountain on the side.
It used a ratchet mechanism to drive a delivery drum a small fraction of
a rotation. The bottles were in staggered lines radiating from the
center of the drum, such that one bottle would come into alignment with a
multi-hole 'dispensing gate', arranged so that only the one bottle that
was perfectly aligned could be extracted from the hole. The others were
visible in the gate, but wouldn't come out. You could NOT purposely jam
the machine by partially extracting a 'trapped' bottle and not pushing it
back in, because the only bottle that would partially extract was always
the next one to be delivered.
Mine was a dime machine. It took two nickels or one dime; no larger or
smaller denominations were accepted, because they had no change-makers
Not answering your question, but... You have triggered a childhood
Once upon a time, in New York City, the IRT subway (privately owned) had
turnstiles. They had four (heavy solid) wooden blades on a vertical
axis. The coin slot, about 4 feet above the ground, took a nickle for a
ride. The coin dropped a short way, triggered the turnstile, and
stopped in front of a lightbulb and a 4-inch diameter plano-convex lens
that magnified the image so the attendant in the change booth could see
that the coin wasn't a slug.
Then the city took over the subways and improved things, getting rid of
the nickle fare.
By then they had a magnetic rejector mechanism that would catch steel
slugs, along with thickness and diameter gates (natch), and a "bounce pad"
for the dimes or nickels (one for each) that relied upon the specific
elasticity of the coins to ensure they leapt just the right distance off
the bounce pad into their appropriate slots.
They weren't as sophisticated as todays coin rejectors, but pretty
Agreed an old coke dispenser The bottles were in the cylinder which
rotates up to drop a bottle after you pressed the lever, after you put
your nickel in.
Looks like it belongs in a large turret type gun.
2999 looks like a removeable handle for a pot pull the item to lock it
on temporarily until released.
Or looks like there might be a point on that handle, which might be for
old oil cans... (can't get photobucke to respond, it just spins so can't
see the enlarged image)
2997 Either from an airplane the electronics antenna or from a boat as
a outrigger with balast (doubtful but still might be).
2995 Fusible safety valve plug. When the contents of some container
get too hot the white stuff melts and releases pressure.
2997 Sonar pod. Absolutely no idea of from what or when.
2999 Can piercer, spout former. Push in at the edge of a can, the
press the lever to make a V-shaped spout in the side of the can.
On 10/10/2013 4:26 AM, Rob H. wrote:
2296 A drying stretcher for (fur) skins.
2297 An aerodynamic pod for a rotating direction finding antenna for
2298 A Coke machine back when they were 5 cents.
2299 (1) A staple remover (2) A handy object to throw at salesmen.
2995 "fusible" safety plug for a steam boiler
2996 does kind of look like a hide stretcher, but it could also be for
keeping a gunny-sack open while filling
2997 balasting keel weight for a sail boat
2998 a 24-bottle coke machine
3000 a settable gauge for marking out timber framing cuts?
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