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Posted September 12, 2016 - 01:40 PM

Is this what people use to ....  uh..... check inventory in a pond? :smilewink:

Found it at a flea market Saturday and thought it was cool.  I know it works cause once I got it oiled up and turning, it bit me. 

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 01:51 PM

It works good for "digging" fishing worms too. If the ground is wet, you can put the probes in the ground about 6-8 feet apart and start cranking. The worms come to the top.


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 01:53 PM

Telephone generator? Yep that will give ya a good buzzzzzzzzzzzzz lol


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 01:56 PM

Thanx 195!

 

Back in the '70s my cousin did a lot of fishing with the guts from an old crank telephone.  I can't recall what it looked like - mostly because he had it disguised inside a box marked "bait". 

I don't think he fooled anyone but he tried. 

 

What voltage these things do?   AC or DC?



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Posted September 12, 2016 - 03:10 PM

A/C, can get 90 - 100 volts with a good spin of the crank. I used to have one in my youth. We would take turns seeing how long you could hold the wires and start with a slow crank. needless to say that game didn't last long.


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 04:48 PM

We used to fish with cherry bombs as kids no bait required just a net.


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Posted September 12, 2016 - 06:48 PM

Is this what people use to ....  uh..... check inventory in a pond? :smilewink:
Found it at a flea market Saturday and thought it was cool.  I know it works cause once I got it oiled up and turning, it bit me. 
attachicon.gifcrank.jpg


Yep, that is a 3 bar. Once upon a time way back when I had a 7 bar, that thing would fry your gizzard if you happen to grab both leads at the same time while someone was cranking.
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Posted September 12, 2016 - 06:50 PM

We used to fish with cherry bombs as kids no bait required just a net.


We used those too. We also used green black walnuts in a potato bag after beating them up. Would drive the fish right up on the bank.

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 07:22 PM

In Va. you don't want the Game Warden to find you with that thing. They have a problem believing you are checking inventory.


Edited by grattone, September 12, 2016 - 07:22 PM.

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Also known as a Tucker Telephone?



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Posted September 12, 2016 - 07:39 PM

If you go to Sportsmans guide they might have so old military phone sets with the comm wire. ou could set up a phone system with that thing.

Believe it or not, we still use several of those things in remote underground locations.

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 07:42 PM

Thanx 195!

Back in the '70s my cousin did a lot of fishing with the guts from an old crank telephone. I can't recall what it looked like - mostly because he had it disguised inside a box marked "bait".
I don't think he fooled anyone but he tried.

What voltage these things do? AC or DC?

DC

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 09:11 PM

We used those too. We also used green black walnuts in a potato bag after beating them up. Would drive the fish right up on the bank.


I thought I knew every way to put fish on a stringer without actually using a rod and reel. Educate me on the black walnut trick.
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Posted September 12, 2016 - 09:28 PM

I thought I knew every way to put fish on a stringer without actually using a rod and reel. Educate me on the black walnut trick.


It's an old Indian trick.
If you are on a creek find a gravel bar below a larger pool of water, dam it up as much as you can with rocks to slow the flow. Take your green walnuts in a burlap bag and beat the crap out of them with a rock. Makes the outside green shell all gooey which releases a chemical called rottinone(sp?) Throw the bag in the water above the new dam, in the middle of the pool if you can. Then sit and wait, the chemical drives all the oxygen from the water and some of the fish will actually jump on the bank to try and breathe.
Have net ready and stringer, because when it starts to work, it starts getting fun fast.

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Posted September 12, 2016 - 09:33 PM

Is this what people use to ....  uh..... check inventory in a pond? :smilewink:

Found it at a flea market Saturday and thought it was cool.  I know it works cause once I got it oiled up and turning, it bit me. 

attachicon.gifcrank.jpg

That thing was made 20 miles from me!  


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