Two What-izits For Some Sunday Morning Coffee Sipping And Spewing. Word Spewing Please.
All this technology, design time, months of digital quagmires, 8.0 Php, digital this and that. Web hosting, learning new platforms, and all this, so we can all try and figure out what these two unrelated things are. A WHAT IZ IT STORY? We are back and as promised, we may have visually fixed stuff, but the content is as dumb as it ever was. AHHHHHHHHHHH, perfect. I love me some low standards. The only people disappointed live a miserable life anyway. And so I digress. Still sipping your coffee varnish – COFFEE CUPS COMING SOON PLUG! – Here we go
The first one up is from Hampster, here is his note. “I am helping Don Ayers with a wood boat project and we came across this cool brass part. The problem is neither of us know what it is and if it actually was original to the boat. So I am asking the fun question of Whazit ?
OKAY AND THE SECOND ONE UP IS FROM MY SON AT LOWTIMERS.
He picked this up in a search through stuff. Thought it was cool, and like me, thought it was cool, but zero idea what it iz? And although not boat related. Is cool. Anyone?
There ya have it. Another Sunday morning sipping the Joe, Peeing, Complaining, and trying to figure out dumb stuff.
No idea of the first, but the second looks like an industrial ‘swing out’ light fitting. The light cord would run on the fixed wheels and be extended out over the desk or area where it was needed, raised or lowered ??
First one looks like some kind of Puller.
My guess on second is a contraption to mount over barn loft door to raise and lower stuff to second floor. Pulleys are for a rope with no mechanical advantage.
Now can I finish my coffee?
WOW, Cameron Nailed it. I googled around and it is a Light Pully. Maybe a dental Light pully.
Now of course I am on a full rabbit hole on Vintage Light Pullys, and yes. For any kinda light. GOOD GOD! Depending on the light. $4K
With your obsession for lights at the railway, I think Ham has made a sale. Pack it, ship it and bill the old man at least triple what you paid for it Ham. Great find!
Good call Wayne!
The first is a drain plug usually found in Dodge boats this mounts inside the bilge and threads into a female piece installed in the bottom.
Dam! Can we all go back to our coffee now. And of course Hamster would find some sort of item looking for the female.
I have those drain plugs in some of our Lymans. Mounted in the stern bilge they are a great way to drain the boat while underway which creates suction to pull the water out. Remember to close after use. The light is cool too.
I guess I don’t get any wieners today. Really like the drain plug. Mine are always a pain to start threading into the bottom fitting.
Very cool stuff!
It am always amazed at the collective knowledge in WoodyBoaterVille!
On another note: I thought Hamster (or maybe Hampster) knew EVERYTHING?
Hope to see you in Dora my friend!!
AND Don Ayers! WTH?
Well – you certainly do learn something new every day. Both items are pretty interesting, but I really like the drain plug. Unfortunately, though, due to the vast knowledge of Woodyboater readers its only 8:13am eastern time and the mysteries have already been solved so I guess the thread is open for other items. With that in mind I offer a picture of Lake Charlevoix this morning which is only a stone’s throw from Bay Harbor, MI, the site of this year’s ACBS International Show. This area also includes Indian River, Torch Lake, Burt Lake, Little Traverse Bay, Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan among many other beautiful locations.
The lake is still solid but changes are coming. The water will return to liquid form, things will turn green again, snowbirds will soon be migrating back north and we will get the boats ready for launching!
No salt, no sharks, no hurricanes – just clean fresh water.
You go T Parsons! Plug away, Its a Michigan Thing.. Get it, Drain plug.. Plug.. Greg, sleeping on the job?
Darn – I wish I’d have thought of the “drain plug plug”. That’s pretty good.
I guess while I’m at it here is a shot of Bay Harbor.
Wow, y’all are quick today! I thought plug on the 1st one, but then saw the threads stopped & that would leave a large gap. Add a missing piece & now it makes sense. Like Greg, my 1st thought on the other was an “arm” for a hayloft.
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I respectfully disagree with the foregoing. The first piece is a Stratfort Armature bearing clamester. Used for removing muffler bearings.
Uh, respectfully, Syd had a story on WB back in 2020 and his Stratfort Armature bearing clamester looks a lot different than this bit today.
Man I sleep in on a Sunday, and you WB detectives have it all solved. My question is? There has to be another piece to that fancy bilge drain plug. I would think the threads needed something to seal to. A sleeve either pressed or screwed into the hull for the threads to screw into. The light pulley system. You need that at the Railway Matt.
Drain plug and base.
Ok, I knew there had to be another part of it. Thanks for sharing Bob.