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What is it.... the game! Post unknown objects to ID... and to stump others!  RSS feed

 
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Unless it's sitting on an enormous brick ledge, I think it's fairly tiny.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:So what is this?

 
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You're right mike. If it's tiny, is it a heater for a boat?

Edit: looks way too tiny for that. Wow, what an illusion. Great photography.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote: What makes it different from the obvoius?

What it burns or what it does (not used for heating?)



It of course, looks like a wood stove.

It is too tiny to heat a very large space.  It is not a heater ... it does use something that burns ... I assume.  

It has nothing to do with a boat unless someone wanted to use it on a boat.
 
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Here is another hint:

 
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Is it an oil light powered spotlight or flashlight?
 
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Tee-hee-hee, I have infinite apples, and so I merrily went through this thread and gave all the "winners" apples!

I hadn't realized this thread was for IDing more than one thing. I'll have to spotlight this in a dailyish. Cool thread, everyone!!!
 
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Should change title since it morphed.

What is it.....the game
 
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I changed it!

Maybe Pearl could edit the first post to say something like "This is a place to post unknown objects, both to find out what they are, as well as to stump others!" Winners get an apple!?

Pearl, if you want to edit your post and you don't still have the edit button, I can put it on Training Wheels for you to open that edit button back up.


(And, if you guys notice that someone hasn't gotten an apple and they "won"), click the "report" button and say they won an apple, or PM me about it.

I think this thread is marvelous!
 
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Im waiting to see if mike got the answer. Another guess is to look at photo negatives. Or xrays. Or a microscope. Almost looks like a viewing window. The burner backlights it.

This may be the best item yet. Good job Anne.
 
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Mike, a similar concept. Wayne, you are getting real close ... warm!  I am going to post some more hints, then at 12:00 central standard time, if no one has guessed I will give the answer.

According to wikipedia the concept was invented in the 1600's. Probably these are from the 1800's or maybe early 1900's.
















 
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I'll try to shine some light on it - early projector for glass slides.  Don't know if it is for viewing positives or printing negatives, 'tho.
 
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This is such a fun game. Thanks for sharing. We're at projector, it seems. If the bricks it is sitting on are the scale, then this is no wider than 4", right? So it is a miniature projector of some kind. One thing that bugs me about the apparent size is the internal oil lamp. That must make it ultra-miniature.  There appears to be a place for glass slides in subsequent images, I'm with Wayne and Phil on micro-projector. I'm going to guess,  projector for microscope glass slides
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I think the original picture was either a toy or for a candle.  The oil lamps used were smaller than what we usually image for home use.  Everyone is getting real close as it is a projector.

We might have to have a judges ruling on this or have multiple winners.

I am hoping someone will come up with the actual use for this and the name for it.
 
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It's a slide projector (although it predates photography).
I'm thinking Wayne should get the win, since slides and negatives are very similar.

FWIW it was called a "Magic Lantern", the slides were originally hand painted.

They make a modern version of this (called Projectables) that uses LEDs as the light source and projects pictures of planets, fish, etc. onto the ceilings in kids rooms.  
 
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I found this image online, probably not as difficult to figure out as some of the other objects on this thread, but still a cool looking tool:

 
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So we have a winner!  Wayne and Peter!

I can imagine rich folks back in the 1800's sitting around in the parlor watching the Magic Lantern.

Here are some slides to give you an idea what they looked like:



Here is a box for one:



Here is what was in that box:



This might be the one I originally posted:




 
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Peter VanDerWal wrote:I found this image online, probably not as difficult to figure out as some of the other objects on this thread, but still a cool looking tool:



Dowel rod maker by Stanley
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:
Dowel rod maker by Stanley



Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!   Very useful for fitting square pegs into round holes.

 
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Someone post up. Its all cleared.
 
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Not so sure that's a T-10 parachute. Looks more like a reserve chute. Vintage eh? Making me feel old. Jumped the T-10 & it's replacement. MC1-1B I believe it was called.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:

Anne Miller wrote:So what is this?

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I think it's the lamp for a magic lantern- a Victorian slide projector

EDIT  oops, I guess I should look at the whole thread before posting....

 
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Mike Barkley wrote:Not so sure that's a T-10 parachute. Looks more like a reserve chute. Vintage eh? Making me feel old. Jumped the T-10 & it's replacement. MC1-1B I believe it was called.



Mike, I think you are right in that being a reserve chute pull handle.  The T-10 main chute was designed with the cord hook up that deployed the chute as you went out the door.  The reserve chute had that handle so that after counting to four if your main chute didn't open wide you could pull the reserve at your side.  Or so the jumpmasters in the 82nd would tell us.
 
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haha yea I was mostly trying to be nice. Unless the ripcord handle shown in photo is giant sized the chute is far too small to be a T-10. Plus the chute in pic is front loaded like a reserve and has no static line. T-10's were top loaded and had static lines so didn't need a drag chute as shown. HALO jumps in my day (freefall requiring a ripcord instead of a static line) were with an entirely different kind of chute. There might have been a time when modified T-10's were used for HALO but I never saw or heard of such. I was as warrior, not a historian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2c3iKzVfv8  Airborne!!!



Feeling lucky to have lived past 20. Real lucky. We're off topic & I'm done unless someone wants to hear a really nasty mass puke story.

So ... who can identify these items? One is a baby Seminole pumpkin. The other two are related. Adrenaline is still good!

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wayne fajkus wrote:Looks like we are ready for new challenge. Dr jeckyl may have used this. What is it?


Vacuum coffee maker.
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:  So ... who can identify these items? One is a baby Seminole pumpkin. The other two are related.



Are they related to the squash?  I couldn't resist asking ...

Those black pieces look like something from a sprinkler system or the sprinkler kind of septic system.  The something I am referring to is the sprinkler heads and/or what the heads are attached to.

I will be real surprised if I am right.
 
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Bottom one looks like it has a turn dial.

We need hints for these. Clueless.
 
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Both are related to each other but have nothing to do with pumpkin except for size perspective. It's slightly larger than a baseball.

It's not a sprinkler or pump or anything like that. It IS used in the water. For pursuit of adrenaline as well as peace & harmony with Mother Nature. Until she spanks you hard just to show who's boss.

Not sure what a rurn dial is. Searching online comes up with rotary dial phones. Not that. But you might be right. Give me the more common name.

Will take more detailed pix if needed soon but right now it's storming hard.
 
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Lol. A typo. I corrected it.
 
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Wayne is warm.
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Water and adrenaline. .....

One is a mount (body attachment), the other a valve

Jet pack?

Scuba?
 
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So close yet so far away. In the right arena though.

Half credit for one of the purposes. Not even close for the other. In fact, in a roundabout way, they both have the same purpose.
 
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That sport where you kind of hanglide on the water? Parasailing? Though looking at the pictures, I don't see the parasailors holding onto something like this...
 
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Pumpkin chucking gear? Pumpkin catapult....
I honestly thought the slide projector was an old EZ Bake Oven.
 
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The projector is so cool. Amazing what the human brain can dream up.

Nicole is so very close. Both pieces are used as attachment devices.

Pumpkin catapult sounds fun but not quite right either. Human catapult would be more accurate after a mamma nature spanking.
 
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Wow! I was gone for a few days, and looked what happened!! An awesome game!!
Nichole: I modified the first post as suggested. Thank you for making this even more fun!
I'm hoping someone has a clue what the current things are, as I don't. I think I need a trebuchet though, been threatening to make one for years. Once upon a time I was involved with a black powder zucchini cannon, shooting it into the goat pasture. The goats said "RUN! Loud noise! WAIT!! Zucchini falling from heaven!!" It was hilarious to watch :)
 
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a black powder zucchini cannon



I'm curious. Was it anything like a flaming Barbie launcher? There might be patent infringements:)
 
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Theres kite surfing

Surf sailing

Sailing

Kayaking
 
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Getting hotter now. Maybe this next clues(s) will complete this round of "stump the permies". Fun game.

It's not kayaking, kite sailing, or parasailing.

This pic shows a different style of bar but in it's ready to use state. Wayne was essentially right. It's part of a seat harness that allows the launchee participant to hook onto something. For using body weight instead of muscles. And as a safety device. One can normally unhook to prevent inadvertent launches. In the event of a launch it unhooks itself. Launching is definitely not the objective. It is a consequence of Mother Nature's power fun perk. Sometimes it goes wrong. Very wrong. My friend Wild Bill Toothless Bill can verify that. That was extremely painful just to witness.

The other metal fiddly bit rotates & bends freely. It has a hemispherical range of motion.

So ... this harness attaches to item X. The fiddly bit attaches item X to item Y.

There is another huge spoiler in the pic. Pretty sure ya'll can wrap it up now.
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