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1552 - horse powered sugar cane crusher - making molasses? 1554 - pedometer - used by a runner?
Howard R Garner fired this volley in news:2Dvpl.8923$ firstname.lastname@example.org: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 control.
#1554: Used by a medium distance runner.
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."
"E Z Peaces" wrote: 1554: A pedometer, which is French for "foot measuring device."
You've got the right idea but that's not sugar cane.
Pedometer is correct but it wasn't used by a runner, the units on the dial should give a clue.
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.
This is why we're not allowed around polite company. Karl
1553 is a radio control transmitter, for model cars, and perhaps boats. Depends upon the frequency of the quartz crystals in it.
How about for a watchman or sentry? If he's supposed to walk a certain circuit at a certain interval, the supervisor should know within ten yards what reading to expect if he drops by to check.
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. Kerry
It could be sorghum, not sugar cane.
Yes, they were pressing sorghum cane to make molasses.
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 medicinal use?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.
You've got the units right but it's not for a watchman or sentry.
OK, wild guess here. Is it for a horse?? I have never heard of or seen a horse pedometer.
Maybe that should be a hoofometer. :)
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 correct.
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. :-)
--riverman (I'm not a real lawyer, but I play one on the internet)
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