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Chris_Dresbach
11-24-2013, 10:55 AM
Here's something completely different. This piece belongs to a friend of mine, let's see if anybody here can identify exactly what it is? :)
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/1122131917-00_zps6ad9a4b9.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/chris_dresbach/media/1122131917-00_zps6ad9a4b9.jpg.html)
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/chris_dresbach/1122131917-01_zps3eae72c2.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/chris_dresbach/media/1122131917-01_zps3eae72c2.jpg.html)
On the base it says "Studebaker Municipal Utilities Co. South Bend, IND"

rockinhawk
11-24-2013, 12:16 PM
A sprinkler head?

studegary
11-24-2013, 12:18 PM
A water wagon street sweeper/flusher nozzle.

58PackardWagon
11-24-2013, 12:50 PM
Discharge tube for a floor sander

EssexExport
11-24-2013, 12:55 PM
I'll go along with the sweeper/flusher nozzle answer.

j.byrd
11-24-2013, 01:09 PM
Weather-head where the electric power comes in ?

Roscomacaw
11-24-2013, 03:17 PM
How's about a photo of it flipped over? Looks like a vacuum cleaner attachment in these pics.

FlatheadGeo
11-24-2013, 03:35 PM
I'll go along with the sweeper/flusher nozzle answer.

Chris_Dresbach
11-24-2013, 03:53 PM
A water wagon street sweeper/flusher nozzle.

You have the closest answer.

rockinhawk
11-24-2013, 04:10 PM
A very cool exhaust tip for a 59 Studebaker truck!

StudeRich
11-24-2013, 05:01 PM
It's a Fire Hydrant flushing nozzle/deflector? :confused:

Roscomacaw
11-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Who owns that '59 truck that's the backdrop for this tidbit?

Chris_Dresbach
11-24-2013, 09:32 PM
I'll give a hint: this piece serves a function, but doesn't actually work like the finished product does.

COMMANDERPINK1
11-25-2013, 07:06 AM
Beer bottle opener!?

FlatheadGeo
11-25-2013, 08:28 AM
OK already, Chris. What the heck is it?????

63t-cab
11-25-2013, 08:38 AM
Might a flag pole fit inside ?

Chris_Dresbach
11-25-2013, 10:53 AM
OK already, Chris. What the heck is it?????

It's called a blank. Those who guessed that it was a sprayer head were on the right track, but this was the piece of tooling used in the foundry to make the casting. This particular one was for a Studebaker water wagon street sprayer. Studebaker Municipal Utilities Co. was a division of Studebaker way back in the day and they made stuff like this.

FlatheadGeo
11-25-2013, 11:24 AM
You live and you learn!!! Thank you! Us older types get grumpy (especially in NYC) and a little impatient. Inquiring minds want to know...immediately!!!!

DEEPNHOCK
12-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Whilst surfing, I found these two pic's that show what might be/could be the parts shown above....
And it brings to mind an urban need that Studebaker made a product to service....
During the horse age, the streets were quite dirty with horse droppings.
Washing them to the curb was the quickest method for cleaning the streets of 'debris'.
After, and during, the transition to the powered trucks, you can see the technology change.
Interesting....
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerSprayerB_zps90d88e5c.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerSprayerA_zps0f93cc2f.jpg

SScopelli
12-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Whilst surfing, I found these two pic's that show what might be/could be the parts shown above....
Interesting....
Jeffhttp://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/images/icons/icon6.png

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/StudebakerSprayerB_zps90d88e5c.jpg



Isn't a horse drawn street cleaner an oxymoron?

I wonder what the exposure time on that photo was to burn in that much detail.

Awesome photo!