Seeking help to identify this item. Ideas and even positive IDs welcome! It is cast brass (or bronze).
Fragrant Mound Condensor !
Shucks I thought I knew what it was, but the tape is covering too much of it......Actually I think it snaps onto this.
Reminds me a lot of a device I once saw in a gun collection, used to test the strength of gun powder, back when there was no standardization. There'd be a dial, friction mounted in the center, and pointing to the numbers. A small pistol with a certain amount of black powder would be clamped to device, then fired, and pointer would move to indicate strength of powder, 1 through 5.
Not saying I'm sure that's what it is, but it reminds me of one I've seen...
Looks like the indicator for adjusting the concaves on an old combine , just my thought . As a gun guy , I like the gunpowder idea though it's probably better than mine
I think its part of an ancient computer.
Hah! Good one James.
Early flux capasiter mounting bracket?
Looks like it could be something farm related. Might be some type of adjustment or measuring device used on a turn of the century seeder or grain drill. What ever it is its got something to do with measuring or adjusting something.
Looks like an adjuster for a very large old clock. But what do I know?
Hmmm,....I was thinking that with that quadrant and pivot point and all, it looks sorta' like part of the valve gear linkage or reverse gear for some sort of steam engine.
Thanks for the replies and ideas. Some good suggestions there. I'll keep investigating and report back if I can ID it.
No idea but for some reason part of an old scale hit me first.
I agree with John Kuehn. It looks like it's calibrated to measure something as it's dispensed. Seeder or something to do with grain seems a reasonable guess, but just a guess.
I believe that's a Henway.
It might be an early Henway. It looks like it is brass, or could it be brass plated. When did they switch over?
About two pounds!
Sounds about right to me Wayne! Dave
I would give it a good media blast cleaning with walnut shells or something and see if there was any more fine markings on it.That is a weird looking contraption for sure.
I've used hammerfors most of my life and Dad once owned a Henway. And there's the good old reliable dikfur!
Dikfur was good but Munkdorf was far superior! The cam was almost the same.
It might work well on a pycos.
Early lawn sprinkler system base. If you had the rest, you would really have something!