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Title: What is it?
Post by: PDQ on June 01, 2014, 03:53:35 PM
Just for a bit of fun:

Can anyone guess what this is?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lreknup1u7e3f5/Photo%201416.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lreknup1u7e3f5/Photo%201416.jpg)

Answers on a postcard to... ;)



Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: bobbin on June 02, 2014, 06:12:20 AM
The hand shaped "mittens" with straps look rather sinister...

Electroshock therapy or waterboarding.  ;)
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: Mike on June 02, 2014, 06:58:12 AM
I dont see a postcard ht is the record a d note papper a clue ? 
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: kodydog on June 02, 2014, 07:36:04 AM
Its a sewing machine and a cutting table. Jeez.  :)
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: sofadoc on June 02, 2014, 08:24:46 AM
Medieval torture device that has been modified to meet OSHA standards?
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: Mike on June 02, 2014, 10:50:06 AM
Ua dont want to hurt them sofa. Lol.
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: Darren Henry on June 02, 2014, 05:51:30 PM
Okay the other kids stole the really good innuendos, so I'll take a crack; At first I thought the cover might wrap around it to form some kind of water toy. NO , cover is too big. Then I got less dumb and put my glasses on and zoomed in.  Those rings are the same ones used to display sample cards, so my guess is that this is a portable display unit (trades shows and such) that once loaded up gets wrapped in the cover like a garment bag for easy transportation/set up.
 
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Medieval torture device that has been modified to meet OSHA standards?

Naw, too short for even June or me.  ;D
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: PDQ on June 02, 2014, 06:33:24 PM
Here's an another image showing two more:

(https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/0/AADRs9D2hmMRE54dF4bCL7ka_CedA3zpHSCMJjPCvnzttQ/12/251385151/jpeg/2048x1536/1/_/0/2/Photo%201399.jpg/ICCyzf8jnQDLb9W1fpx9wB84n_KqKrj5nCNcHkJfzrM) (https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/0/AADRs9D2hmMRE54dF4bCL7ka_CedA3zpHSCMJjPCvnzttQ/12/251385151/jpeg/2048x1536/1/_/0/2/Photo%201399.jpg/ICCyzf8jnQDLb9W1fpx9wB84n_KqKrj5nCNcHkJfzrM)

I'm not sure if the thumbnail link will last, it may time out, so here the image URL just in case:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yun1xalnmwmfusi/Photo%201399.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/yun1xalnmwmfusi/Photo%201399.jpg)

Waterboarding, LOL. Actually, based on past events there's a possibility of that after these have been deployed. You never know. ;)

The old top pinned to the work bench isn't connected in any way. :)
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: kodydog on June 02, 2014, 07:28:05 PM
Camouflage is a clue. I'm thinking some kind of a deer stand.
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: JuneC on June 02, 2014, 08:37:50 PM
portable ladder, collapsed.

June
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: fragged8 on June 03, 2014, 05:23:09 PM
beat me to it June ( as always )
 looks like a ladder to me too..
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: PDQ on June 03, 2014, 07:14:33 PM
Too soon June, too soon, but 100% correct. Congrats!

Sorry Frag, no glory for 2nd place, but congrats too. ;)

Skip to about 2.30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNiDkS6QyxQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNiDkS6QyxQ)

Edit:
Frag, tell RAF to stop making a meal of it and pull his finger out for a change. lol ;)
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: Mojo on June 03, 2014, 09:43:39 PM
What a neat invention. Thanks for posting. :)

Chris
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: bobbin on June 04, 2014, 05:53:20 AM
What is the curly wire for?  I see now that it's a collapsible ladder, but can't quite figure out the wire...

(not to mention the "mittens" with restraints!)
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: JuneC on June 04, 2014, 08:20:09 AM
I had to go back and look for "mittens".  Are you referring to the reinforcing patches on the large tarp that's under the ladder in the first photo? 

The wires keep the rungs in place when the ladder is extended.  See the "stoppers" on the wire?  Looks like chunks of lead/metal clamped to the wire every 8 or 10 inches.  The wires are the side rails of the ladder. 

June
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: bobbin on June 04, 2014, 01:17:10 PM
Those would be they, June!  Funny how two people can look at something and see two completely different things.  Lol. 

I'm not quite "getting" how the wires work... any chance you could show us a photo with the ladder extended? 
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: PDQ on June 04, 2014, 11:37:53 PM
I'm not quite "getting" how the wires work... any chance you could show us a photo with the ladder extended? 

You can see the ladder extended in the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNiDkS6QyxQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNiDkS6QyxQ)