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Posted 6 months ago


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I acquired this odd contraption at an estate. Seems to have a copper saucepan/pot on top that has an electrode inside and is attached to an electrical source. The bottom of the pot has a copper coil that sticks down like 2 fingers and there is one other rod coming off of the pot. These 3 rods when placed on the copper box that is shown, align through 3 holes in the box and down into a copper box of water. There is a water pump inside of this box. Inside the pot is a hollow egg. I don't know if this egg was supposed to come with it or not. I have no idea what it is to be used for other than some type of heating apparatus. Any information would be appreciated!

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
    The egg sounds like what people put in hen houses to kill snakes. Snake swallows egg & can't pass it. What a way to go !
  2. Hunter Hunter, 6 months ago
    My first thought was of a small indoor fountain we had in my house as a kid—with copper "petals" that poured into one another and then into a larger bowl. Possibly this was just a water feature?
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
    An incubator for eggplant. LOL

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