Mystery Gadget 41


What is the output of this machine?

The answer is here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 10, 2016
     Category: Technology | 1900s

It looks much like a stamp mill used in gold mining. Used to break up ore carrying rock to a fine consistency for separation.
Posted by KDP on 10/10/16 at 08:25 AM
Posted by Courtney on 10/10/16 at 08:59 PM
Courtney: L'chaim!
I thought it was the First printer for the First computer. Silly me.
Posted by Greg on 10/10/16 at 09:46 PM
Although it's way larger, it otherwise reminds me of a card shuffler my family had when I was growing up. Needs a big handle on the side, too.
Posted by Virtual on 10/11/16 at 12:44 AM
I thought it was a newspaper printing press.
Posted by TheCannyScot on 10/11/16 at 07:39 AM
"The answer is here."

No it isn't, unless you're saying it's the printing press used to produce Technical World Magazine.
Posted by jic on 10/15/16 at 04:59 AM
JIC: not sure what's happening when you click the link, but for me it brings me to the exact page of the zine on which that machine is decribed. Thus: world&pg=PA107#v=onepage&q&f;=false
Posted by Paul on 10/15/16 at 08:32 PM
Paul: I get a heading saying "Technical World Magazine, Volume 12" and an unclickable thumbnail of the cover. Under that is a "from inside the book" search box with the word "technical" inside it. Under that are three tiny unclickable snippets of pages from the magazine (none of which have anything to do with the machine) with the word "technical" highlighted. Under that is a link saying "Where's the rest of this book?" which leads to this help page:

Nowhere on the page is anything about what that machine might be.
Posted by jic on 10/16/16 at 06:45 AM
JIC: Google will only display some content if it can tell, by your IP address, that you're in the U.S. Maybe that's the reason it's not showing the content to you?
Posted by Alex on 10/16/16 at 09:10 AM
I live outside the U.S. and have the same problem as jic. So what is it? Paul's link does not work either.
Posted by BMN on 10/16/16 at 11:03 AM
I'm outside the US. Maybe you should just tell us what the machine is?
Posted by jic on 10/16/16 at 04:30 PM

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