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Monday, March 7, 2016

Guess the Gizmo



Update: Cross-posted to Target: Babies in Open, which should be a bit of a clue in itself.

Update II:  After the break: more photos, in part to address a comment by CP88:



17 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Well, it lools like a fancy steel. You don't stamp on numbers to pot metal castings. And it has a way to be dogged down with a spanner. Those holes.... Some sort of gas jet thingy?

Bigcat said...

Flow restriction for a 5x30 hydraulic cylinder?

CenterPuke88 said...

Stereo cooking insert holder? Seems too heavily engineered for that, but it's an unexpected choice, so has a chance.

Comrade Misfit said...

Nope. NJT is on the right track, but not close.

CenterPuke88 said...

Looking some more, seems likely to have 5 small holes and 5 slots and is also hard to tell scale. Can't tell if that's another hole at the top of the slot, or discoloration. Doesn't feel right as a flow restrictor, the holes seem too small. Also, I see no way to secure the item from the side we see, so it likely is either self-contained or is secured from the bottom, where we can't see it.

CenterPuke88 said...

Thank you, young lady. Smaller than I imagined, but matches what I figured from "below". Certainly looks mil-spec. Trying to imagine how you would tighten it down from above, so it seems likely it stands proud. Some form of discharge nozzle?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Pressure relief valve of some sort?

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88 @ 8:31 AM: You're getting close.

NJT @ 8:45 AM: Nope.

CenterPuke88 said...

Perhaps either a fire gas (halon, perhaps) discharge nozzle or a fire fighting spray nozzle?

Ole Phat Stu said...

Fuel injection nozzle?
Like in a big diesel engine?

Ole Phat Stu said...

Ah no, given the diameter ratios, I now think it's for a gas turbine.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Fuel injection nozzle. Like a big water tube boiler?

Comrade Misfit said...

NJT: Bingo!

It's a mechanical fuel-atomization nozzle for a naval boiler.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Shoulda recognized for the time the snipes had me put on a poopy suit and crawl inside there...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The Navy would have serial number control and highly machined close to over-engineered qualities on a part like that.

CenterPuke88 said...

Nice, would it be the steam type?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w-_2aCVvStM (1956 Navy Training film)

Comrade Misfit said...

CP88: No. Steam atomization went away when the navy converted from Bunker C to NSFO (similar to diesel fuel).