Read the purpose for the mystery
There's a Limelight Mystery Afoot
A long time passed before we finally solved this mystery, We no
longer have the device but we do have pictures taken in 1902. You
can read the fascinating account surrounding the mystery and how the
identity for the unknown device was discovered. "There's a
The clues were: there
are two bladders each with a shut-off valve connected to a small rubber
hose that attach to device "B" and connects to the bottom of cylinder #2. Cylinder #1 has a
height position scale attached to the piston. The beam crank oscillates
a lever arm connected to both cylinders 1 and 2. Cylinder 2 is
adjustable along the horizontal axis is divided on a scale from1 to 25.
Device "C" appears to be a control switch. Device "D" appears to be a
horizontal cylinder closed at one end and the other end open over a
small cup, device "E". Device "A" appears to be a cylinder closed
at both ends with a port on the side and a piston at the bell end. A
weighted bow string holds a small bell ringer in place at the bell-end
of the cylinder. The entire device is mounted on a polished and beveled
stone base with handles.
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