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What In The Hell Is That? — 30 Comments

  1. I’d guess a lighter of some kind… but more probably used in a laboratory environment rather than as a cigarette lighter…

  2. Hard to tell without a closer look, but I would say it is a lighter, at least some kind of pilot light. On the other hand it does also look like a pinstriping paint tool.

  3. Lloyd says this is a glue bottle, used to spred glue in a straight line. It is washed out after use.

  4. An automated baby bottle allowing the smarter babies to use the lever to turn off and on the flow of milk.

  5. This blog is simply smashing. In my humble opinion of course. As this post is rather debatable I don’t think all your blog visitors are going to agree with it.

  6. This is a paint bottle for painting pin-stripes on “big fin” cars. The metal handle adjusted the amount of paint. You needed to adjust the paint coming out onto the wheel because not all paint “back then” was the same viscosity. The wheel rolled along the side of the car laying down a nice pin stripe. Did dark blue pinstripes on a baby blue car once. (Does that tell you my age?)

  7. I saw this at the Edison light museum. Thomas Edison used this (I cant remember how he used it) in testing his theories for light.

  8. It’s a sediment bowl for small gas engine. gas would pass through it and the sediment would stay in the glass jar. you could see when to clean it out, kind of a fuel filter.

  9. Hmmm…it looks like it was a medical device, looks like it has a meter wheel, maybe used for medicine or a lab, back in the day…

  10. Hard to tell without a closer look, but I would say it is a lighter, at least some kind of pilot light. On the other hand it does also look like a pinstriping paint tool.

    Bottle to take condesation out of……….? air?

    this is a glue bottle, used to spred glue in a straight line. It is washed out after use.

  11. lol my guess would be a carbide lighter. Miners used carbide powder in a lamp and you added a couple drops of water and you would have acetelene gas.

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