Thursday, September 25, 2008

1417. A Tektronix Oscilloscope Polaroid camera, model C-27:

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Another photo submitted by Simon

1418. This tool was used for trimming pool cues:

1419. A toaster for use at a fireplace:

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Take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on how these were used.

1420. A water turbine made by James Leffel & Co.:
-140 HP
-200 RPM at 25-foot head
-26,300 gallons of water per minute

With their curved blades, water turbines generated more power than water wheels. Photographed at the Henry Ford Museum.

1421. A nail rake, or nail claw, used in a hardware store to draw nails from the bulk bin.

1422. A watertight cast-iron junction box that was used to join two sets of wires underground.

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Don't forget that I'll be posting on Wednesday next week.

To submit photos, send them to the address found in my profile.

Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post:

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