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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:08 pm 
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No label or any clues on this.Direct drive with lovejoy coupling. Nice pinstriping.
What do you think it is and who made it?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Not your best-ever photos. File size OK, lighting terrible. Very good light on grey legs, though. Try to have the light behind your shoulder when you shoot photos, he says, quoting Photog 101. That backlit glare is terrible.

What happens when the Lovejoy cplg is turned? Does the airplane fuselage move laterally along the rusty rods? Or might it do so, if the rods were polished? Is that big flat flange really the bottom? What does it look like on the other side?

Not enough info here.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:08 am 
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I bet it's a can opener!! :s_rofl


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:29 am 
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Dave, did you not like the subtle light and shadow effects suggesting the great mystery of this device? The ominous interplay of shapes and objects in the background? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked.
It might be a can opener though. :s_biggrin


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:49 am 
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I'm sorry to say that the photos are of such poor quality (and mis-oriented) that it is impossible to see anything but shadows lying on their sides.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:50 am 
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If it wasn't a can opener to start with, I vote for building one from it.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:56 am 
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It looks like it is for pressing/stamping in some sense, which is obviously really freaking generic so probably not a helpful observation! :p

So let's go with can opener.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:17 pm 
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It would appear you just purchased a vintage Kitchen-Aid mixer/ dough mixer/ food processor for your wife/significant other!! ...I hear it now" Merry Christmas Honey"...followed by "What the H@#L is this!!, this isn't diamonds!"

What does the underside of the board look like? Is the bracket adjustable fore and aft that it would lock in place?
The radius edge leads me to think it may have been used to hold a bowl in place, despite the current alignment.

Any chance of getting a few closeup photos of the head?

The key on the front face leads me to think that either a hand wheel was attached there, or this served for attaching another attachment, such as a meat grinder possibly...? or a can opener as some have suggested


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:52 pm 
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OK, OK, I'll get some better pictures. We had all the fun we can get out of these. :P


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Snow Cone Maker from the 20's.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Not sure what it was originally, but would make a cool mail box holder.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:40 pm 
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If you lower the bottom half of the housing further, is there a stamping date or name on the inside/underside of the top half?

In the fifth photo there appears to be a tag on the bottom right side of the base....?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:59 pm 
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so the square shaft rotates the head almost like a drill press. but i cannot see additional parts to allow the movement of the head up and down. so it is something that rotates a chuck of some sort that stays stationary after you set the height. i know that is pretty vague but maybe it will help someone else figure it out.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:29 pm 
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I'm leaning towards an industrial mixer of some sort.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:44 pm 
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The head is adjustable but not powered. It just slides and is held in place by a thumbscrew. I'm leaning towards bakery too but I can't find anything remotely close.


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