Thursday, November 5, 2009

1765. A concrete texture roller:

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1766. Haven't yet been able to verify any of the guesses for this piece of hardware:

1767. Motor Oil Bottles, text on the first one says Essolube:

1768. A solar system magic lantern slide, this was used in an early version of a planetarium show, it was placed in the magic lantern and then the handle was turned to project a display of the planets orbiting the sun.

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1769. An exercise club, the 1897 patent says it was "for the purpose of testing the strength of the wrist and forearm", additional weights could be attached to the bottom of it, patent number 578,230. Commonly known as Indian clubs, these can be found in a wide variety of sizes and weights.

1770. A lineman's hammer, text on the side of it reads "Bell System", it was used to install or remove the steps on the poles, the hole was placed over the upturned end of the step to provide leverage to screw the metal piece in or out.

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