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Old 04-27-2008, 07:00 PM   #8551
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What the heck is a mechanical dream?
I think James has those!

No to all guesses so far.

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:37 PM   #8552
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What the heck is a mechanical dream?
haha
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:07 PM   #8553
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One hint. This is pretty old.

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #8554
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Yep. Seems to look old from the photo. Another clue please?
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:42 PM   #8555
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Last clue until some serious guessing has taken place! Used to measure something.

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Old 04-27-2008, 11:47 PM   #8556
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Wow, that's a pretty nice clue, barbara! I was going to ask if it had something to do with embroidery....but if it measures something then we're dealing in a different dimension
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:51 PM   #8557
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...but if it measures something then we're dealing in a different dimension
Definitely!

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:06 AM   #8558
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did it measure time or direction?
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Old 04-28-2008, 01:37 AM   #8559
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Direction is part of it.

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Old 04-28-2008, 01:41 AM   #8560
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It looks like a gyroscope holder for a compass - used in the days of sailing so the pitch of the ship does not affect the compass. Used for helping find the position and indicating the direction of travel.
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