They weren't percolators, Rich, the were "Vacu-lators".
The water bubbled up through the tube under steam pressure. When it was
removed from the heat, it was sucked back down through the coffee
I have owned both glass and stainless steel versions, and next to a
_good_ drip coffee maker, they make the best brew around.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2419) I have two options for this:
A) Stamped over a signature, to prevent erasing and
re-signing by another party.
B) "Paper Welder" -- secures two or more sheets of paper
together without metal staples or glue.
2420) Looks a little like some early coffee maker bowls, but way too
Perhaps a urine sample container, with the neck marking a
2421) Perhaps a fixture for making the wooden sections of a wagon
wheel which goes within the steel tire?
Otherwise -- for steaming wood to take a curve -- perhaps as
part of a guitar or other musical instrument?
2422) High vacuum fittings and couplings -- the "ConFlat" style IIRC.
The only part which I don't see are the spacers with a groove
for an O-ring to go between each pair of flats.
Nope -- not Conflat -- but another style, the KF style. (Which
went by several other names, too). Look at this Wikipedia
entry, the first photo:/
I've used both styles in the past.
2423) For when brass knuckles are not brutal enough?
Perhaps for meat tenderizing.
2424) Guesses below based on the proximity to the _Big Game Hunting_
Perhaps for accessories for big game rifles -- ammo or similar
Or perhaps (though not very convenient) a carrier for a serious
telephoto lens -- for big game hunting without killing.
Now to post, and then to go see what others have suggested.
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