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  • #46
    Re: What's this called?

    Originally posted by Woussko View Post
    How about this one standing in the corner looking nice? Got any good ideas about it? How do you go about using it? If it's powered, what powers it?


    human powered clothes washing machine
    9/11/01, never forget.

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    • #47
      Re: What's this called?

      OSC wins this time. Around here (way back when they were in use) they were known as "Wife Howls Again" machines. I'm thinking she hated all the work and also was sore all night after using it. I think the idea was to stir up the clothes, let them soak, stir up again and then empty the machine. To rinse you would drain it out and fill up with clean water. I have never had to use one, but just want one of them for fun.

      Maybe sometime I'll get busy and take some good pictures of some more brain teaser items.

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      • #48
        Re: What's this called?

        Originally posted by Woussko View Post
        ...they were known as "Wife Howls Again" machines. I'm thinking she hated all the work and also was sore all night after using it...
        That sounds like something else I know of that is quite perverted...

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        • #49
          Re: What's this called?

          Saw set for setting the correct angle of teeth on a hand saw when sharpening.
          Jim Don

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          • #50
            Re: What's this called?

            Newman
            Easy boy, easy. Lie down

            Jim
            I'm pretty sure you win again. I think I have one of those around here. Now I just have to find it.

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            • #51
              Re: What's this called?

              Originally posted by JimDon View Post
              Saw set for setting the correct angle of teeth on a hand saw when sharpening.
              Jim Don
              You got it...

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              • #52
                Re: What's this called?

                I think it might be wise to move this thread to other areas based on the item. This one can be for electrical things, but my vacuum cleaners and antique clothes washer, really belong under "Non Tool Related". Maybe we can get Josh to start up a "What Is This" main subject.

                Let's see if anyone can figure out just what this is and also can give some specs on it. Have any of you seen anything like this before? It really is an electrical item.
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                Last edited by Woussko; 04-25-2007, 06:41 PM.

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                • #53
                  Re: What's this called?

                  Spark gap in a vacuum or maybe gas-filled blown-glass bulb. From a technology museum display?

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                  • #54
                    Re: What's this called?

                    Air gap in a glass insulator used with a grounded lightning arrestor system for barns
                    Jim Don

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                    • #55
                      Re: What's this called?

                      Maybe it's an arrestor for an antenna.

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                      • #56
                        Re: What's this called?

                        Guys

                        You all need to think WILD and big $$$

                        I bet form this picture that no one can get this one. I picked something pretty wild, and NO WAY do I own it. I would have no use at all for such. In a few days, I'll let it out and tell you just what it is. I wish that I had more and better pictures of it. This one has the 2 ends cut off.

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                        • #57
                          Re: What's this called?

                          Lightning Diverter!

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                          • #58
                            Re: What's this called?

                            How about an old x-ray tube?
                            When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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                            • #59
                              Re: What's this called?

                              No one has it yet. Keyword: Big $$$ as in over one thousand bucks for just one of them. I really wish I had better pictures of it. Maybe I'll find some soon.

                              Please go back a few posts as I just added a new "End View" picture. Maybe it will give you some clues.
                              Last edited by Woussko; 04-25-2007, 06:40 PM.

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                              • #60
                                Re: What's this called?

                                Is it out of an electric co. substation?
                                Jim Don

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