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Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:29 am

anyone recognise this thing ?
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bought it on line , thought it looked cool , dunno what its for sure
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:50 pm

I think the apparatus in the bottom left of the last photo might be a hammer..... :lol:

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Not_Anumber » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:34 pm

That is very cool, definitely appeals to the inner steampunk.

No idea what it is though sadly

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by STEVEW » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:35 pm

Good one Andrew1 :applaud:

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See if it's got a sort of crows foot/arrow on it.
If it does then it could be from some sort of sighting or navigation instrument.
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:37 pm

I meant bottom right of the photo, of course! :oops:
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:57 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:37 pm
I meant bottom right of the photo, of course! :oops:
Well I thought you were allowing for global position coz if you looked at it from up where you are it would be bottom left :P
I thought maybe surveying ... What I really wanted to hear is that it is bomb sight of a Avro Lancaster or maybe off the Memphis Belle ( doubt it :) . Looks to be quite prescision as it has means to adjust clearance and back lash.
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Jasonmarie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:23 pm

Steampunk is really on the up and making clock parts go up because they destroy the clock for the cogs . Have not got a clue what that is .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by STEVEW » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:31 pm

Hi McTool

The dial clearly shows, “tenths of a degree correction” and it goes from 0 to 60.
Therefore I would assume the device is used for checking/measuring, degrees, minutes and seconds, which are the units for calculating latitude and longitude.
On the other hand, it could be the adjusting system for a theodolite.

What’s certain is that you can’t use it to set the ignition timing on a Capri. :(

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Paul G » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:01 am

STEVEW wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Hi McTool

The dial clearly shows, “tenths of a degree correction” and it goes from 0 to 60.
Therefore I would assume the device is used for checking/measuring, degrees, minutes and seconds, which are the units for calculating latitude and longitude.
On the other hand, it could be the adjusting system for a theodolite.

What’s certain is that you can’t use it to set the ignition timing on a Capri. :(
:agree: I thought it may be from an old Theodolite too.

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:25 am

Theodolite is my 1st bet too. Might not be able to set timing with it but it would look cool (in a James Bond sorta way ) grafted into the dash :lol: i
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by STEVEW » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:46 am

Your find reminded me of an incident that happened some years ago now.

When I need to do some digging in the garden I often find something unusual. One time I found a small circular dial showing 0-360°. At first I thought it was from the setting levers of a lathe – but with 360 increments?
I also considered the possibility that it was from some sort of field cannon, either American or German.

Lots of people have heard of the Battle of the Bulge but not many of, “Nordwind”. We live in what was one of the launching points for SS troops fighting a pincer movement to entrap American troops, some of them sheltering in foxholes just above our garden.
Consequently I am still finding live bullets, spent cases and other bits and pieces of war.

One fine day, our son, about eight-years-old at the time, had been playing in an abandoned plot next door and proudly came to me and presented – unwittingly – a live mortar bomb!

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:14 am

Thats why I didnt have kids ....I cant imagine the shock /horror you would feel upon seeing that . Sends a shiver down my spine even now .
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by STEVEW » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:01 am

I understand what you mean – it’s a scary situation.

The real danger is that the child becomes frightened and throws it away.

The ensuing conversation went something like this,
“Oh that’s nice.”
(sphincter twitch)
“Give it to paps – very carefully – (double sphincter twitch)
because we don’t want to break it, do we?” (quadruple sphi… you get the picture)
“Now, you go in the house with mummy.”
Once I had it my hands I took it very carefully to the top of the garden and gently laid it in grass among some trees.

Leg it as fast as possible. Call the cops.
Bomb disposal came and took it away.

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by pbar » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:14 am
Thats why I didnt have kids
You didn't have kids in case they found a live mortar bomb?! Unusual reason Hamish! By the way, how come your hammer looks like it has no handle on it.

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:22 pm

Oh ,its not the only reason we didnt have kids , and the hammer looks like its got no handle because its got no handle :roll:

:lol: believe it , its cheaper to buy a new hammer with a hickory handle than it is to buy a hickory hammer handle.
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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by pbar » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:57 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:22 pm
and the hammer looks like its got no handle because its got no handle
Just as I thought :)

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Re: Any idea's ? what is this

Post by Not_Anumber » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:52 am

Sounds like a tongue twister that:

How much hickory could a hickory hammer hammer
if a hickory hammer had a hickory hammer handle

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