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    Can you guess what this is?

    I came across this today and found it interesting. It's brass, about 4 inches long and inside it has a springy thingy on one end and a flappy doodle on the other.



    I'm sure this will be easy for some of you.
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    Looks like something I had once but mine had a flappy thingy and a springy doodle instead.
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    Perhaps it is a bird feeder. Try filling it with birdseed and set it outside. Birds will recognize a birdfeeder when they se it.

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    Brass pump from a poison sprayer. Or what ever you want to call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    Brass pump from a poison sprayer. Or what ever you want to call them.
    Sorry Greytruck but nope.

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    Looks like some kind of an automatic damper.
    If it wasn't for the $ in $crap, it would just be.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyDollars View Post
    Looks like some kind of an automatic damper.

    Yes I guess you could say that. The spring closes the flappy doodle as the temperature rises.

    Almost there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimicrk View Post
    Yes I guess you could say that. The spring closes the flappy doodle as the temperature rises.

    Almost there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgold12 View Post

    I think Blackgold know what it is.

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    If it is a car thermostat, it is an old one.

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    Yes it is from a 1948 Lincoln Continental with a 12 cylinder flathead. I was helping my brother pull the engine yesterday.
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    I’m late, but my guess was a temperature sending unit of sorts. Newbie scrapper says what is that. Experienced scrapper already spent the cash. My take.


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