Guess what This Scientific/Engineering/Other item is

I was able to photograph this scientific/engineering item.  I’d love to have your guesses on what this part/machine does.  Maybe I’ll reveal the answer on Twitter @JeremySCook.  In the mean time, take the poll after the “more” thing to see what the consensus opinion is.

What is this device?

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If you’d like to see something that’s not quite a mechanical brain, but about as close as humanity has come, check out my article on the Curta Mechanical calculator!

Edit 5/22/2012: So most of you guessed a “vacuum assembly for press.”  Congratulations, that’s correct!  On the other hand, augmenting my brain with this might not help my thought process, but it would give me a mean head-butting ability.


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