What is it? Set 519

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Rob
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Rob H.
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3025: Bob Dylan's harmonica.
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Parko
3026. Something made in Canada. (Mixed French and English on the label.)
3028. Carpet-stretcher?
3029. Portable telegraph key, locked so that not just anyone can use it.
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Mark Brader
Rob H. fired this volley in news: snipped-for-privacy@drn.newsguy.com:
3026 Pop-up sprinkler head (cutaway) .. 3028 Carpet stretcher head 3029 vibrator operated spark coil (ignition coil), Probably as a lockable ignition for a tractor or genset. ..
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
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Ahhh.... Rob, 3029 could also be an early DC-operated neon sign transformer, though I can't imagine why it'd be locked.
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
Correct
Nope
This answer is right, I was thinking it was for a Model T but I don't know for sure.
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Rob H.
3025
is a Braille slate.
What's missing is the stylus.
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phorbin
3025 A bean counter.
3026 Sprinkler head
3027 Jar opener
3028 Carpet stretcher
3029 detonation control box
3030 Can opener
Robert
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Robert
Someone sent me the photos at the link below, I don't know what it is and don't really plan on posting it on the site but would be interested if anyone could tell us its purpose:
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Rob H.
Rob H. fired this volley in news: snipped-for-privacy@drn.newsguy.com:
If so, it's _truly_ an "after-market" coil, because that doesn't remotely resemble the "Fordson" coil that was stock on the T-model and the A-model. (remembering that the first ignitions on the T were magneto, not continuous spark/distributor)
Not just the lock... the general layout is unusual for where and how the coil mounted.
Lloyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
3026 Lawn Sprinkler 3028 Tool for installing T&G wood flooring.
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Scott Lurndal
This is about what I thought. The knurled nut is to adjust the points.
No. The T's (not many) I've seen have a coil for each spark plug.
Jeff
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j
#3025 - For setting type (in "type-setting)?
Bill
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Bill
At the link below are a couple of paragraphs about Ford cars and vibrators, it starts on page 84:
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Rob H.
Braille slate is correct.
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Rob H.
Yes, the patent calls it a floor clamp.
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Rob H.
Thanks.
I did a bit more reading and it looks like Ford did not like master vibrators, and when they did,it was a different set up.
It could be an after market for any number of other vehicles though, bolted on the firewall.
All in all, very cool!
My grandfather had a car dealership that went under during the Depression. I have a lot of multiples of parts that are no longer recognizable as being automotive, yet very common in the day.
He had a junk car in the back yard that he said was very valuable, but when he died, it got hauled off. Years later my mother saw the same type vehicle in museum corner, and he was right!
Jeff
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j
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
3025) Interesting device.
The combination of the rectangular openings in the brass sheet, and the grooved brass or wood plate below it suggest to me a device to hold type (I've used rubber type of various sizes which matches to a grooved rubber holder, and this might be for metal type instead.
The spacing is a bit wide for normal purposes, but perhaps for setting some kind of puzzle answer it could work.
3026) My first thought on seeing the image (before I zoomed into it) was one of horror, because it looked somewhat like a Curta "peppermill" calculator which had been gutted.
However, looking tat it closer, it looks like some kind of spray head which screws onto the end of a garden hose -- or onto a pipe.
3027) That looks painful!
Perhaps intended to close on some kind of fruit to split it apart.
3028) A device to jack two edges apart. Perhaps the right-hand end goes against a wall and the left-hand edge goes against hardwood floor to squeeze it tight against the previous one prior to nailing it in place.
Or perhaps for compressing hand-set movable type?
3029) This looks like a high-voltage coil driven by a vibrator, and switched on and off by a lock and key. Perhaps intended to make a burglar's entry via windows too painful to be completed.
It would not be likely to be on the outside of a door to make entry safe, because there appears to be nothing that the key does which would latch the cover over the vibrator contact adjustment to protect it from being disabled by something as simple as putting a piece of paper or other insulating material between the contacts.
3030) A pity. This number should be allocated to a specific rifle, or a part for such a rifle. :-)
Anyway -- the crank turns a gear (visible as a disc with its rim covered) which turns another pinion gear which engages the rack gear in the edge of the bar.
The padded loop rests against the edge of something like furniture, and the end with the hook looks designed to pull nails -- or I guess that it could also be used to set the triangular points in the frame of a window to hold the glass pane in the frame prior to being sealed with putty.
I would like a different angle of view of the hook, but as I said, it looks like it can pull nails.
Hmm ... at 16" length, it could also be for pulling the sides of a frame (perhaps a picture frame, perhaps something else) together during gluing, nailing, or screwing.
Now to post and see what others have suggested.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
enough for the spikes to pierce the shell, lift off top shell, PROFIT !
Correct, it was for use on soft boiled eggs.
They've all been answered correctly this week, an update to my post can be seen here:
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Rob
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Rob H.
Posting from my desk top PC as always. For some reason, rec crafts metalworking isn't showing messages, for me. So,I'm reading rec puzzles at the moment.
3025 looks familiar, but I can't remember what it is. 3026 cutaway view of something. Water filter for under the sink, maybe? 3027, we've had this one before, and I can't remember. Maybe a puncture for grapefruit juicer lovers. 3028, totally no clue. 3029, no clue. 3030, no clue.
(now to read the answers... )
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Stormin Mormon

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