Monday, June 16, 2014

What Am I???

"I am good, but not an angel.  I do sin, but I am not the devil.
I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love."
Marilyn Monroe

The same can be said for this contraption...
Do you have an idea what this might be???

Click on the images below for more macro photos...


  1. I don't know what it is, but I like the rusty colour.

  2. I have no idea what this could be. It appears to be a part of something else. I did learn that in March 25,1941 Rietz purchased Jos. Wagner Company (est. in 1867) located at 441 Folsom Street, San Francisco, for $15,000 plus $10 for the machinery. Fascinating colours.

  3. du er ihvertfall en kjempe dyktig fotograf :-)

  4. No clue. But whatever it is, you got a nice shot!

  5. I have no idea but it looks in excellent condition whatever it is


  6. Looks like some sort of milling machinery to me. Here is a link to a description of the type of manufacturing the Joseph Wagner manufacturing company did.
    Isn't the internet just a wonderful research tool!

  7. No idea, but it has real appeal to it.

  8. I believe the gears constitute a mechanical differential, which translate mechanical rotation from one direction to another.

    I love old mechanical stuff, this is awesome!!

  9. Kudos to Gemma and Janice for locating info about the company!!! And to Wayne for knowing one rotation from another!!! Given that we were in Napa....basically the front door to some of the best wine country in California...we surmised that it was a grape press!!! The way it was made and the inner workings all looked appropriate for crushing grapes....But no definitive answer here!!! A flour mill certainly is a contender for the right answer!!!

  10. I've also seen clock innards that work like this. Only really old ones, though.

    1. Way too big for clock innards Petrea...the gear was about 10 inches in was on the end of what was a huge box...looked almost like a casket!!! It looked like when cranked, a board made it's way along the length of the box, which I guessed would crush the grapes in passing!!!

  11. No idea - but it looks beautiful! Must have something to do with wine pressing though since that's where you've been...