Mystery Gadget 50



Purpose of this device revealed here.

And after the jump.
Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 26, 2017
Category: Technology, 1920s





Comments
My guess was a one man band type instrument. Not even a thought about sound effects.
Posted by Steve E. in Redding, CA on 06/26/17 at 10:03 AM
What with all the manipulation possible with digital machinery, is it possible that one of these machines still exists? Despite the description it looks like it would take three people to operate it.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/26/17 at 02:32 PM
What I can't figure is leaning up against the contraption below his left elbow. It looks to be either a wicket bat or a paddle for unruly pupils.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/26/17 at 06:17 PM
@Virtual in Carnate
That may be a classic slap stick. Two pieces of wood hinged together that make a loud wack sound at the lightest blow. What slapstick comedy was named after.
Posted by eddi on 06/26/17 at 09:28 PM
The only thing that concerns me about learning these new trivia items is that my brain may already be full, and it pushes something important out the other end.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/27/17 at 06:04 PM