For the third week, I have no useful guesses.
While 2185 is some kind of automobile accessory lamp, but I have no
useful guess about its specific function.
So why am I posting this?
When I saw 2188, I burst out laughing.
Many years ago, I saw a cartoon. I don't remember where, possibly the
New Yorker. I also don't remember the cartoonist, but it was someone
well-known. Possibly Larsen or Chas Addams.
The cartoon was of a Dog Carrier. I think that was the caption.
A guy was carrying a dog, by a handle, with a hook in the dog's mouth
and a screw clamp stuck in the other end.
Exactly like the top two things in the picture.
It appears to be some kind of gas burner, but may not be for a cook
stove. It looks like the air intake manifold is designed to hook up to
piping to bring in combustion air from some distance. The pictures are
pretty lousy so its is hard to tell.
Correct, I was told it was for use by an auto mechanic and that it was
plugged into a light socket. I had asked him if you could plug it into the
cigarette lighter but he said it was used before cars had lighters in them.
Don't know when cars first got lighters and if that is true or not. I'm
sure it could have been used on airplanes as someone else suggested.