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  1. 41 GMC K-18
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    The mack script varied a lot from year to year, so for me, its pretty hard to discern what year for any particular script, how ever the thermodyne script was from mack trucks from the 50's
     
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  2. Photo darkroom safelights then. Won’t expose the photo paper.
     
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    Thank you for playing, and that is two swings and two misses, these lights have nothing to with dark room safety for photography. A hint is, look at how well the housing is made and the connection ferule.
     
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  4. Aircraft running lights?
     
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    You get half a point, you are correct about " a running light for aircraft ", but the real answer I am looking for is, what plane were these used on and why other than a running light?
     
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  6. Some type of bomber plane?
     
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    OK, consider yourself stumped. These as a pair of NOS were given to me years ago from a friend. These were used on B-17's mounted on either side of the fuselage flush mounted above the wings so they could not be seen from underneath. They were used at night on bombing runs, and it was so that the pilots in other B-17's could at least see the faint red light to help in keeping separation in bombing formations.
     
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    Is the light made to be explosion proof/resistant?
     
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  9. Snuck in just before you typed that...with half an answer. Just like high school.
     
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    OK round 6. On this ford flat head banger, what is inside of the yellow tubes?
    IMG_2646 (2).JPG IMG_2647 (2).JPG
     
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    Nuttin’......it’s a head stud girdle....;)
     
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    Good morning and thank you for playing, and that is not a correct answer. There indeed is something inside of the yellow tubes. Guess again. A hint, its not fluid .
     
  13. Lucas electric smoke.
     
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    Times up, I didn't think very many would guess this set up. There are ball bearings inside of the tubes to act as a transfer of motion like a " rocker arm "
    IMG_2645 (3).JPG
     
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    John Paul Ringo & George.
     
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    I will be back later, I am never late for my 10:00 AM nap.
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    Initially, I actually did think it may have some valve application, but between the fuzzy details of the photo, and my lack of imagination, I couldn’t figure how a curved tube could transfer motion and quickly dismissed any such thought.

    Having no better ideas, I opted for my default mode ......”smartass”.....:D

    Ray
     
  18. I've seen these before - on my Bro's RPU. Could never figure our what plane they came from!
     
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    OK, round 7.
    I bought a matched pair of these at the Portland swap meet a few years back, $2.00 each. So stating right up front, yes I know these are a handle for a square stock, and its apparent that the vented section that you hold in your hand is potentially vented as to not transfer heat when using this handle.

    So contestants, since I do not know the true name or purpose of this handle, I would be curious to know if any of you know anything about this type of handle, and there are no manufacturing marks on it either. The handle is 9 " long, and the square stock hole is 3/4 " ID.

    I thought it was possibly for use on a wood burning stove to remove the circle shaped plates, but I have a couple of those and this handle doesn't match the way those are made.

    Since I don't have an answer for this one, it will be interesting to see what you all will think it is.
    Have at it gang!
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  20. I don’t know, but I see a bitchin’ shifter!
     
  21. I remember seeing something similar to that in a very old retail establi for hoisting cash, clipped to the string in bags, and sales slips
    That was going to be my guess. I don't remember seeing one exactly like that, but I did see a similar system that was still being used in 1965, in an old store in Moose Jaw, Sask.
    I also saw a similar system in an old hardware store in Montreal, that performed the same function using air pressure in tubes. I never thought to take a picture of it.
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    The first ever NASCAR Lugnut speed wrench :rolleyes:
     
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  23. Johnny Gee
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    Is it cast stainless steel? Possible crank handle for steam kettle?
     
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    Its pretty beefy cast steel, a magnet will stick to it, its possible that it might be stainless steel, that hasn't been determined. In the square socket end, there is no cross drilled hole for a clevis pin or cotter pin to hold the handle onto what ever square stock the handle was made for, so the mystery continues.
     
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  25. studebakerjoe
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    20200419_080315_HDR.jpg Those handles are to turn a couple shafts that break up the clinkers in the stove. It would go on this particular stove where you see the triangular shaft sticking out.
     
  26. Johnny Gee
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    ^^^^^ In that idea, but because it's so shiny I had to ask my first question before moving on. The handle vaguely reminds me of being in the boiler room of a working WWII Merchant Ship watching them change out fuel tubes. But before doing so the fuel oil had to be turned off. Is this the handle for said operation?
     
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  27. studebakerjoe
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    41 GMC, theres no hole drilled because its not permanently attached to the stove. The picture I put up is of the old Glenwood coal/gas range that was used in my kitchen up until a few years ago. The shaft end on it is triangular but it still works the same way.
     
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    A lot of those antique wood stoves were nickel plated, just like that handle. Here's a favorite of mine at the Olympic Club in Centralia. Worth a stop on the drive to Portland.
    antique-potbelly-stove.jpg
     
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    It's always interesting to learn from the responses from you all. If I go to Portland for the swap meet next year, I will just take one of the handles with me and I will stop by the Olympic and see if it fits any of the shafts on that stove, just for the fun of it.
     
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  30. studebakerjoe
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    beautiful-glenwood-stove-300-americanlisted_37389787 (1).jpg Glenwood Stoves -1922A.jpg Clark here's a couple of Glenwoods that use that type of handle. The shafts are triangular on the end as in the pic I posted previously but thats probably just peculiar to the Glenwoods. The one in my earlier pic was from the more modern white one pictured here. Mine is the exact same model. The large left door opens to reveal what I showed in my previous post where you can adjust airflow and turn the grates to break up the clinkers left over from your coal. They do a great job of cooking as well as heating up your kitchen.
     
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