3062 - I am reminded of dialogue from the movie "The Rocketeer":
"How do I look?"
"Like a hood ornament."
I think it *is* a hood ornament, but one that also serves as a
thermometer for engine temperature.
3063 - Aircraft navigation aid, the sort of thing they used before
radio-based navigation was available.
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Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as
always. Which newsgroup are *you* finding this in of the three to which
these puzzles are cross-posted?
3061) Hmm ... nicely made brass or bronze work.
The thumbscrew adjusts the friction between the arms of the 'X',
and presumably also the friction which allows them to rotate.
It could be something like a spool for paying out string, or
perhaps a tool for transferring angles.
I would like a better look at the details of the interconnection
of the arms -- and of course this one does not happen to have
larger images offered. :-)
3062) This one is a temperature gauge built into a radiator cap from
the time when the radiator cap protruded above the hood of a car.
I don't know whether this may also include a pressure gauge, and
I don't see any signs of this in the patent drawings.
It also includes a logo for the car maker. I'm not sure who,
but I suspect that it is not the Rolls Royce "Winged lady".
3063) Some sort of directional sign poured from concrete. Not sure
why it is there -- pointing to some kind of historical marker
or something similar, perhaps?
And it may be large enough to be easily seen from the air.
3064) Based on a recent item, I would say that this is some kind of
universal tool for a wagon-maker or to be carried for on-the-road
repairs to a wagon. The center has the same kind of square
drive which is used for the hub nut in a wagon wheel, which is
recessed inside the hub. Aside from that -- it has two sizes of
square wrenches, an nipper/wire cutter on the side, another wire
cutter between the square wrench jaws, perhaps a re-threading
feature in the end, not sure why one of the handles is bent, but
it may simply be a limit to how far you can close it.
O.K. Given the winged thumbnut to close it I guess that it is a
limit for the stroke.
3065) Not enough views to really tell, but I think that it might be
a combination of a pen and a cigarette lighter.
Or, it may be that there is a sharp hardened point, and it is
struck by a mechanism when the pocket clip lever is operated.
3066) Now -- *this* one I am sure about. It is a a sharpener for a
set of cork borers, used in a chemistry lab to make holes
through corks to pass glass tubing through. You slide the end
of the brass tubing over the tapered body, hold the edge of the
hinged knife blade against it, and rotate it to put a fresh edge
on the bevel.
The borers are stored nested -- and each has a T-handle at the
end opposite the cutting end.
There is also a solid rod stored in the smallest one, to push
the cut out cork out of whichever size you just used.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
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