Posted 3 years ago
I am a Fire Inventory Tech With Tempe Fire Dept. I work in the warehouse where we issue and repair Equipment. From time to time I run across some interesting items from yesteryear but these two have me baffled. There are two of them, I don't want to call them home made because they are very well constructed but they have no markings as having been built by a factory.
It is made from a steel pipe 3 3/4 outside diameter, 12 1/2 tall and has two pieces of flat steel 4 inches long welded to ether side. The pipe has been turned down on the end so the long aluminum cone will fit snugly on the end. The cone has a small hole in the end and I am not sure if this serves a purpose or needed to make the cone. The best guess we have so far is you can stand on the two flat parts and stabilize it and maybe the cone was used to stretch something. If anyone knows or want to take a guess please contact me.