Author Topic: Circa 1900 Lamp/Lighting/Sterilizer/Inhaler Handheld Device, or something else  (Read 577 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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Before I start to work on this, any idea what it is. I bought it hoping I could use the glass mouthpiece. I took a gamble. Your thoughts?


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« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 03:47:34 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Stubbypylon

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My thoughts are - great score on a glass mouthpiece Doug!  The item though I have no idea.  It looks like it could be some sort of lamp or torch.
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thanks Craig....looking at it it looks like a match. I will work on it today. Freezing rain in MA this morning....perfect weather to be in the dungeon....Doug
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Offline Doug Rose

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It is a WE thread!! Sometimes you bite the bear! This has not been cleaned yet! The light base looks like it is nickel underneath the paint. I am stripping it now.....well worth the gamble....Doug
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Wow!...Home run, Doug!

Nice Christmas present for you!

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Have to wonder if that was a mouthpiece that some had added to the mystery device, or if the threading happens to be something of a standard for that time. Not a big stretch to assume the same firms that made parts for WE made other items for other firms.
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and here is the base that has a WE * MP in it....Doug
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 11:55:23 AM by Doug Rose »
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Offline AL_as_needed

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Anything inside of it like a bulb socket or wiring? For 1900's, not sure if battery tech was that small then to make a turn of the century MAG Lite  8) Although, could make an interesting flashlight with today's LEDs hidden in there.
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nothing inside....I don't think it is chrome, just shiny metal. Flash makes it look worse that it is... Four Grand children just arrived.....done for today....Doug
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Ha ha, that's cute. Enjoy the holidays  :D
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I'll take 3 stabs are what is it?

1) Steampunk, one of the earliest known to man

2) A single valve device with part of it missing, maybe a horn at the end opposite the glass mouthpiece, used to produce, amplify and change pursed-lip sounds entering into the glass mouth piece end with the sound changed by pressing or releasing the valve, a one valve musical instrument if you will. An instrument or a whistle.

3) Something worth a gazillion bucks to the person who can attach the correct provenance and add that to a relist on eBay.

Here is a variation on the theme of #2 above
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John....I am sure I got a great WE  glass mouthpiece and a very cool piece of history, although not sure just what it is.  Cleaned up great and I will display it in the Phoneroom. Canít beat it for $10. I might make it into a lamp or leave it as is. It is an  attention getter......Doug
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Doug,

What is the function of the knob on top of the tube/rod going into the cylinder?

And, is the part the comes out of the bottom of the small tube to the big tube hollow or solid?
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Press the knob it shoots air into the big tube via the small tube that is hollow. There is a release tab next to the button. It is just the coolest piece. I purchased it to get the MP but I am very happy with whatever it is   8).....Doug
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It might be the obvious, A mouthpiece steriliser.chemicals or powder forced through the holes