1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

What the hell is this??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Frank C, Sep 9, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,863
    We unearthed this up in Maine last weekend! We have No idea what it was, the flange on what appears to be bicycle pedals was attached to the remnants of plywood, any ideas? Frank C
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,461
    A paddle wheel for one of those silly paddle boats maybe????
     
  3. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,863
    thought of that, but plywood and rusty steel in water??
     
  4. BigBruno

    BigBruno TS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    243
    That's a paddle bager!!! Wow!!!
     
  5. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,863
    A paddle bager??? Huh?
     
  6. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,263
    The bicycle pedals are easy, but my guess for the circular piece is that it looks like some piece of farm equipment, maybe a broadcast seeder or some other type of spreader. Probably someone's early attempt at a paddle boat. Larry Evans
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    6,258
    How about a hand crank blower for somebody's backyard forge?
     
  8. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    860
    I don't know what it is but it's the best one I've ever seen.

    BB
     
  9. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    7,538
    Location:
    Oxford MA
    Frank I hate to ask this. Why is it so important that you know? Do you have so much time on your hand that you have noting better to do than did up old whatjamacallits?.....LOL

    I think its a conifalyn valve really big but thats what it looks like to me.

    BTW are sure you and Tron haven't been exchanging notes on bait an tackle???

    Bob Lawless
     
  10. new loader

    new loader Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    498
    It's one of these.
     
  11. Bernie K

    Bernie K Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    687
    It's a early prototype of a birth control machine designed by a fellow named Balless. Your missing the seat and the rubber mouth piece that you bite into just before you peddle at 10 MPH. Some of the early models came with ear plugs but that was soon droped as the plugs were flying out due to extream pressure and causing harm to those holding the person on the seat.
     
  12. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    10,650
    It looks like it could be the insides of an old corn sheller.
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,208
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    It's the the fan guts of what is now called a seed cleaner. Back in the day it was called a fan mill and the air stream it produced was used to blow the very light chaf from the heavier good seed. The "straight blades are the most efficient for this purpose. They didn't need a lot of rpm's.

    Lots of old corn shellers had them on them to aspirate the "bee's wings" from the shelled corn before conveying to the bin.
     
  14. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,477
    A manual outhouse bathroom vent fan.
     
  15. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    5,094
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I was going to take Barfin's story until I see Barry's.
     
  16. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,208
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Sorry, my answers not nearly as much fun.
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,208
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Frank C,

    Actually, I lied. It's an exhaust fan on my weeny wagon. Barry
     
  18. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,863
    Barry, yes it IS the exhaust fan from your Corndog stand....what I would like to know is what is it doing in MAine and not Sparta!?!? I'll get it back to you....meet you half way, in Vandalia LOL
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,208
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Got away from me.
     
  20. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,208
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    No one knew, including me, how far it went, however, there were seismic disturbances recorded from Maine all the way to Quebec and New Brunswick.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.