Howard R Garner fired this volley in
1552, yes. Lots of them around here. They're called "cane mills"; one
or two-mule powered.
1553 looks like the original Heathkit digital proportional radio
1554: A pedometer, which is French for "foot measuring device."
Naturally it read in "millimetres", so it would measure up to size 30.
The part that says "miles" was to measure the thickness of socks. When
Walt Disney had a copyright on "MM", the French used "miles" as the
abbreviation for "millimetres."
Given its tiny diameter and enormous units, I reckon it's one of
those things you run over a map to find the RL distance between two
points on that map. (The wheel design has the advantage over a
ruler that you can easily steer it around bends and corners.) I've
got one myself somewhere (albeit a rather newer one!) - jolly
useful in the days before satnavs and Web-based route planners.
1553 - Futaba FP-T 2F radio control transmitter, maybe late 1970s.
Fairly dirty, so might have been used with gas powered cars - fuel, oil,
rubber dust from the tires, 1/4" off the; incredibly filthy things.
O.K. Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1549) Hmm ... wrong materials for marine use.
Too short to be a flat belt changing tool -- at least for
the overhead belts.
Really no idea.
1550) Looks like a tool for screwing a bolted coupling flange onto
a threaded pipe. I've seen such flanges used for high vacuum
work, but they were usually welded in place.
1551) For filtering out fine powders from solutions -- perhaps for
1552) For extracting sugar from sugar cane?
For stripping corn from ears still mounted on the stalks?
1553) Well ... it uses RF for either input or output.
Perhaps a baby minder to be used with a broadcast radio?
Perhaps an alarm triggered by emergency broadcasts? (CD)
1554) A pedometer -- for recording how far a person walks or jogs.
It is activated by the bouncing of the walking or jogging gait,
and presumably has somewhere to set how long a stride the user
has -- or the user has to calculate the actual distance from the
ratio of his/her known stride length and the stride length for
which the pedometer is calibrated.
Now to see what others have suggested.
Hmm, I going to be a sea lawyer here then, and call foul. :-)
The game is to identify the object, which Howard properly identified
as a 'Sugar Cane Crusher'. The official name is a 'Cane Mill', so he
was pretty much spot on.
Mentioning that it was not sugar cane was a red herring....he never
said it was. He offered that they were 'making molasses', which was
Anyway, I think its just incidental that they were making molasses at
that fair...the item is a Cane Crusher, primarily used to crush sugar
cane, but often used to crush other things, too. :-)
(I'm not a real lawyer, but I play one on the internet)