Mystery Gadget 29

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Gadget with closeup.

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Different model.

What is this thing intended for? Hint: even though it would have had more widespread use a century ago, it could still be useful today.

The answer is here.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 12, 2015
     Category: Technology | 1910s





Comments
I swear that I haven't looked at the answer. It resembles an air pump with that hose like appendage. My guess is a blower to help start the fire in a home heating furnace.
Posted by KDP on 06/12/15 at 09:56 AM
I thought, maybe, a stomach (other end) pump....

Not even sure why this would be needed. What little we did we did by hand and it only took a few minutes.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/12/15 at 10:09 AM
I thought maybe some sort of vacuum. But no.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/12/15 at 07:07 PM
My thought was, some medical apparatus, and... you really don't want to know my thoughts beyond that.
Posted by mindful webworker on 06/13/15 at 12:05 AM
My guess was pretty darned close, for once! Right idea, but for a much larger scale than I was thinking of.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 06/13/15 at 10:02 AM
Congrats Scot!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/13/15 at 02:33 PM









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