Not even bike related, but .... anyone know what this is????

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Not even bike related, but .... anyone know what this is????

Post by Thespis » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:23 pm

Evening folks,

I thought I'd draw on the collective knowledge of our group and ask:

.... does anybody know exactly what this is?

So far it's a bit of a mystery.


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Thanks all 8)
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Post by pommychopper » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:49 pm

That my friend looks to me like a sextant!!
Or at least parts thereof!!
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Post by midnight7503 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:59 pm

Looks a bit like a sextant to me,
but not quite right,
maybe its a sites guage off an old canon?
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Post by Cromag » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:50 pm

Were'nt sextants made of brass...that way they did not expand and contract in extreme tempratures? also easier to clean and keep corrosion free......Gun site seems about right, what with the logditudenal sighting rod and V arrangement....but i was going to say its off a grader......
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Post by sks » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:23 pm

it's an instrument for measuring the angle of your dangle. :wink:

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Post by Thespis » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:45 pm

sks wrote:it's an instrument for measuring the angle of your dangle. :wink:
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Gee, thanks!! :roll: :P
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Post by Bearcx » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:02 pm

A very ellaborate Nut Cracker. :?:
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Post by Bacca » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:11 pm

I reckon a field gun sight too

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Post by Cromag » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:30 am

More i look at it the more it seems as if its off a Road Grader, they measure the angle of the blade, so you get correct run off/camber.....big chunky and materials dont need to be as temp tolerant....from memory although its been a long while since ive seen a Gun sight, something like a 40mm boffers would be wound through a 90* gear box and the indicator would be mounted down near that, so you didnt have to lift your head to see it. therefore the V would be useless......now the grader angle finder is mounted on the gear/cage/carriage that holds the blade, and rather than using it as a vertical plane finder such as a gun sight it is used to find the horizontal plane...pure speculation but more interesting than the Collecters....
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Post by midnight7503 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:16 pm

Just curious, but where did you find it?
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Post by Thespis » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:24 pm

midnight7503 wrote:Just curious, but where did you find it?
It came with the house I'm renting ....
In truth, I rent a house from a long time friend. We were going through some rubbish he was throwing out and this was amongst it. There is similar gadget at another friends house .... neither of them are sure what the wigwams are. :idea: but we're all pretty sure they aren't part of a goose's bridle .... (if you get that, you're probably as olde as me :twisted: )
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Post by Bacca » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:30 pm

So maybe a thingamebob for a watchamyacallit

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Post by oyamum » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:38 pm

I'd say it's a solar powered robotic wireless alphanumrical combustible rotating rainwater distribution fork. But as anyone with half a brain knows it's last years model hence why it differs from the current model sold in stores.

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Post by MArki » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:05 am

Its a flux capacitor.
Doc Brown must have left it behind from when he was renting the joint.

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