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3108: A panoramic camera of some sort?
On 2/13/2014 4:06 AM, Rob H. wrote:
Aw I was thinking newly made stocks.
Correct, it was patented in 1904.
Yes, these are also called guillotine dividers.
3105 Combination Safe Dial
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I think that looks a lot like the Sargent and Greenleaf appearance, and suspect it's a salesman's gift desk ornament for a good buyer.
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Or, of course, a salesman's award for good performance.
But it still looks like a Sargeant and Greenleaf arrangement to me.
3013 Reamer, maybe for wine casks.
3016 Stretcher of some sort.
Yes. Definitely. Kodak made cameras somewhat like that. Circuit cameras, which are better known, the whole camera would revolve.
I don't know if it was a salesman's gift or award but it was for a company other than Sargeant and Greenleaf.
Neither of these
Nope, it isn't for checkers
Correct, otherwise know as a currier's knife.
Posting from the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking as always.3103) Hmm ... I would like to see the back to see whether there are accessible nuts to go with the visible screw heads o this side.
If there are, I would suggest that this might be intended to have a strip of sandpaper (or emery paper) wrapped around the center strip and clamped to use it like a file.3104) *This* I am sure about. It is a bottle separator for a case of wine. The necks face alternately to one end and the other, so the smaller half circles cradle the necks and the larger half-circles the bottles. These slide into grooves in the wooden case. There are also separators which are single sided which go in the bottom and top of the cases. 3105) I've seen lots of these, but not on a base like that.
It is the dial for a combination lock as found on safes or security file cabinets. Three significant numbers plus ending on zero. Some (The S&G locks) have a toggle knob in the center, others (like Mosler, which I think that this is) do not.
This has apparently been mounted on a base to serve as a desk decoration or a paperweight.
I'm not sure whether the grid in the center is original, or perhaps something like part of a silicon wafer used for making transistors or intergrated circuits and added for decorative effect. It looks like the center has been bored out on a lathe, so I suspect that it is not original to the knob.3106) This looks like an "I'll be back at X O'clock" reminder, intended to be nailed onto some wood surface to hold the setting. 3107) Looks like cast iron -- of the sort of thing that collectible kid's toys use to be made of. Not sure what the function of the hooks on the bottom might be. Could it possibly be a fire alarm box, or a watchman't key repository? 3108) A rather specialized camera and a predecessor to one called the "Widelux". Note (in the drawing) that the film plane is an arc close to a semi-circle. The lens is shown at an angle in the photo, and is shown pointing parallel to the front, with a restrictive slit pointed to the left. In use, a group (typically a class for a photo or something similar) is arranged in an arc in front of the camera, the lens is cocked to the position shown in the drawing (note the 'S'shaped lines gong through the lens -- those are rubberized fabric to serve as a light seal around the lens), and then it is released, moving fairly slowly from one side to the other, with the width of the slit acting as a shutter. Typically, some joker gets positioned at the start end of the the arc, and as soon as he sees the lens pass him by, runs behind the camera and takes his place at the end of the arc, so he shows up twice in the photo. (I did say that it moved slowly. :-)
At a guess -- three or four shots on a single roll of 120 film.
Here is the more modern version:
And here is an older version:
but still not the same camera.
Elsewhere on the same site is a list of cameras which might qualify, starting with the 1889 Wonder Panoramic, and then 1890 Synchrograph, 1900 Panoram-Kodak (the one above) 1901 Periphoto and a number of others leading up to the Widelux in 1959, which is almost certainly too new.
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
I posted just a bit earlier that I think that it was Mosler, not S&G, because it does not have the toggle bar in the center of the knob. And the Mosler ones normally had a black plastic disc in the center as my old memory freshens.
#3107 -- Are we looking at the rear side of a score keeper or counter for "black and red"?
Good memory! Mosler is correct.
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