All right, smarty pantses, give this one a go. Lately, you brilliant DIYers have been making short work of our Guess This Tool contest, so we're going to mix it up a little and see if we can't stump you for more than 10 minutes. This is a tool of sorts, but it's in the early stages of a PopSci Dissection. As usual, the first and most precise answer in the comments will win something from our friends at Stanley: a FatMax 24-inch level. Good luck.
The homework machine
The Homework Machine, oh the Homework Machine,
Most perfect contraption that's ever been seen.
Just put in your homework, then drop in a dime,
Snap on the switch, and in ten seconds' time,
Your homework comes out, quick and clean as can be.
Here it is--"nine plus four?" and the answer is "three."
Oh me . . .
I guess it's not as perfect
As I thought it would be.
Haha I used to love Shel Silverstein
is it a lawnmower?
Adding / Accounting Machine
Looks like a paper or magazine stacker or conveyor. Hmmm...
a scarf knitter
It looks like the inside of one of those old mechanical adding machines.
Or how about an adding/ accounting machine with a paper real that actually prints out the numbers while it is at it.
a lumber feeder, could be used for saws and planers.
I got it! It's a golf club assembler.
some sort of loom?
A cotton/string/thread spooler/winder.
It is an early seismograph or seismometer. Or, possibly the oldest polygraph in all of history, so old that T-Rex murder rate went down thirty percent in the late cretaceous period when they were in use.
Paper folder, collater, or envelope stuffer? Are we allowed to scattershot on these? LOL!
Paper stacker? Meh...
It looks to be some kind of time card machine, or possibly a vote counting machine. Weird
Smith and Corrona Adding Machine
Would have a looking glass area on the top above the paper feed if it is the same as what I think it is.
Its a donut cooker!
Newspaper press. Soon to be an artifact.
Its a machine that has a jack ladder, like a bread slicer.
Cardboard box folder.
I know I've been beaten, but I'n going to second an old-school adding machine.
IC chip loader for PC boards!
IT looks like part of a carpet roller you'd see at lowes or home depot. It could also be factory paper cutter.
Ice chipper for block ice. It is missing one of the blades.