I will just let you all explain this one to me!!
Could be a vacuum feed off the manifold to drive the 'apparatus'?
Not a bad discount £80 down to £21, times must have been tough then just like now.....
But the question still looms,,,What is it?
Will,it's a famous cow detector.
Simple,It was a apparatus to sell Canadian cars with left side front doors!! It could also be used to save wear&tear on the right side of the hood!Bud.
Ok, I got it ! It's an Espresso Coffee Maker, using fresh milk?
Adrian, since the picture comes from Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, I think you should explain it to us!
I don't think that it will work here in the western US. I am pretty sure that the only famous cows here are long dead. Daisy from Bordens and Elmer (while Elmer is a name with some sticking power) are, I am almost sure, long gone. :>)
Wasn't Elmer a bull?
Early attempt to run car off cow manure, methane gas! I think pig manure would have worked better!
Here is my best guess, but I have been wrong before <@^@>
The apparatus consists of a cow milking machine feeding a
“Milk Measuring and Sampling Means” to determine the
quantity of milk being delivered by cows when culling the herd.
Robert Preston of New Zealand patented the measuring device part of the rig.
Hmmm url's still work - do I dare try posting a photo?
Nothing to this photo posting, just followed Hap's tutorial.
A key point to remember is that if one of us here in the states is fortunate enough to find one of these units at a swap meet, keep in mind that it will work in reverse up here in the Northern Hemisphere!
Harold, do you mean that cows will use it to detect Model T's?
Is that how you get barn fresh T.
If, indeed this is a milking apparatus for measuring how much a cow gives, and, if it works backwards in North America, then the cows are going to explode. That could be messy. Always try to avoid exploding cows.
Having grown up in Oklahoma in the late 40s and 50s, I'm not sure, but I think I may have seen a few of these ......way down in the hills....in southeast Okla. They weren't on a car though. Whatever the product was, it was usually used to fill one gallon earthen ware containers...the consumers of this product seemed to be very very happy with its quality. Bill V
I still have a little bit of old Elmer in a bottle on the shelf here so he is not completly gone yet.
Maybe on both coasts Cows are rare and someone may need a detector to find them. Here in the middle of every thing all I have to do is drive out of town in any direction and I can find cows and buffalo in as little as five minutes.
I'm sure its not this, but....
I think that what we REALLY need is a "Bull Detector" in Washington, D.C.!!! Of course, it may not work properly, what with the amount of "bull" being generated. The machine would have no reference for zeroing (calibrating for absence of "bull") and the reading would be off.