Mystery Photo: Launcher

Ben with New Launcher

People driving by are undoubtedly wondering what those crazy Jeffries are up to! I’ve been told this a number of times over the years. The most recent puzzle is that Will built this launcher in the driveway. Think of it as our way to entertain the town.

Another View, Another Clue

Is it a missile sighting device?
A catapult?
A trubechet?
A windlass?
Something else all together?

You’ll notice it is portable. Will built it up on pallets so we can get it properly positioned, move it up the mountain for higher altitude attacks, er, I mean usage.

In the background behind Ben you can see another one. Perhaps it is a catch and release toss mechanism for politicians during the upcoming election. They come to our gate, we sling them the one mile further up the road to the neighbor’s lawn and that will save gasoline for driving. Everyone should have a politician tosser.

Launcher Higher on Mountain and Ready for Payload

Here we have the device parts moved further up the mountain. It’s a pair of mobile platforms so they can be moved independently to strategic locations as needed to defend the castle.

Another Hint Based on an Earlier Prototype

We did a small scale mockup the beginning of July. As another hint I’ll tell you that it has something to do with the construction of the butcher shop. Really. Truly… No joke!

Outdoors: 84°F/63°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 76°F/68°F

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14 Responses to Mystery Photo: Launcher

  1. Tammee Holt says:

    It looks like a potato shooter!

  2. Stacy says:

    I do not know, but I like the the idea of the politican launcher. I could see a mass market for this.

  3. Eric says:

    Some sort of reel?

  4. mike gardner says:

    Looks an awful lot like some sort of water wheel to pump water for cooling purposes

  5. matt says:

    holds the radiant tubing for the floor

  6. Looks like some kind of spool or roller.

  7. Randy Beckey says:

    I like the politican idea also can we upgrade it to reach the moon? One way that is.

  8. Marco says:

    I really like the idea of putting this in the space program and coordinating that with the electoral process! Cant you just see the posters? Uncole Sam wants Politicians on Mars!

  9. Buford T. Pusser says:

    Round these parts they are called spinning jennys (jennies).

  10. JohnL says:

    C’mon Walter. What is it? I have no idea and I’m curious as hell

  11. Jeff says:

    Is it a jig for making catenary curves? ala :

  12. Bing says:

    Good luck on your upcoming “ski resort” kickstarter. The new rope tow for skiers looks great. ;-)

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