MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Wendyf » 22 Jan 2017, 08:25

Memory failure Stanley, in my defence it is a couple of years since I read it. I'll guess at "thou shalt commit adultery ".

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 22 Jan 2017, 16:46

Any thoughts on what this is?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 22 Jan 2017, 18:34

Is it a jewelers eyepiece?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Marilyn » 22 Jan 2017, 20:18

Stanley, in response to the typo...
Was it that the word should have been "celebrate" and was wrongly transcribed as "celibate"????

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 23 Jan 2017, 04:37

No Maz and I'll kill it right away. The typesetter inserted an extra line at the end of the last chapter of Revelation..... "And they all lived happily ever after".
My first thought when I saw Tiz's object was that it could be a stopper for a flask or perhaps an opened wine bottle.
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Post by Tizer » 23 Jan 2017, 11:10

Not a stopper or a jeweller's eyepiece.

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Post by Gloria » 23 Jan 2017, 12:51

Is it a lens out of a microscope or binoculars??
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Cathy » 23 Jan 2017, 13:59

I'm with Gloria, or maybe a thermos stopper.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 23 Jan 2017, 15:13

Is it the "insert" in a computer desk through which the cables are guided?

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Post by Marilyn » 23 Jan 2017, 20:38

A knob from a toaster or similar appliance.

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Post by Stanley » 24 Jan 2017, 03:49

That could be it Maz, a knob.......
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 24 Jan 2017, 09:25

None of the above, you're all still in the dark! :smile:

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria » 24 Jan 2017, 09:32

A light switch of some sort....off a lamp maybe??
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Post by PanBiker » 24 Jan 2017, 09:35

Is it some form of light? Maybe from an LED torch.
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Post by Marilyn » 24 Jan 2017, 10:41

Dimmer switch?

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Post by Tizer » 24 Jan 2017, 16:25

Panbiker's got it with `torch', although a conventional one, not LED. It's the bit that holds the bulb in the head of my torch. I've shown it again here but with the cone-shaped reflector in place. All that sits in the top of the plastic torch body and then the head, with its glass lens, screws onto the body. Not an easy mystery object and I'm not surprised it needed a clue! :smile:

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 24 Jan 2017, 19:20

My turn then, fortunately I have these but I have to say they seem familiar but I have no definite idea of what they are used for.

The three examples in the first photo are all slightly different sizes at the tip of the tool.

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The second shows the spring loaded operation.

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They look as if they are for an inserting or withdrawing operation

Any ideas, or are they a known hand tool to anyone?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Wendyf » 24 Jan 2017, 20:29

I have one, and know how to use it! :grin:

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 24 Jan 2017, 21:55

Remember using these to make 'rag rugs' after the war. Not sure of the correct name something like 'rag rug prodder'?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 24 Jan 2017, 22:45

That's what they reminded me of Plaques, but I remember a hand tool like a larger crochet hook, no spring mechanism. I suppose these could be made for purpose though.

I have just Googled it using "rag rug tool" and that is indeed what they are. A bit of a posher version than what we used to use. :surprised:
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 25 Jan 2017, 03:44

Try these.....

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by David Whipp » 25 Jan 2017, 07:35

Belly button adjusters.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria » 25 Jan 2017, 08:24

I'm pretty sure I know but will leave it a bit.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 25 Jan 2017, 09:41

Obviously they must be a measuring gauge for determining the size of buttons. Invented in America by the Confederate general T.J. `Stonewall' Jackson in 1861 to check that his soldiers were wearing the right size buttons. It's a well-known military fact that if you go into battle wearing the wrong size buttons you will lose. He must have forgotten to check his own buttons though because he was shot by his own men! He's wearing them in this photo on the wikipedia page. LINK

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Big Kev » 25 Jan 2017, 09:55

I believe I know but I'll belt up for now.
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