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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 13 Feb 2017, 04:54

looks more like a midden to me.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2017, 05:24

It's the small corner in Letcliffe park that is used for storing anything that won't go anywhere else. That lot looks like leaf litter from the road sweepers.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by David Whipp » 13 Feb 2017, 08:31

Leaf litter it is!

The area is used for composting grass cuttings and leaf litter nowadays, so China isn't far off.

As I said, not much of a mystery.

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Post by Tizer » 13 Feb 2017, 09:14

David Whipp wrote:As I said, not much of a mystery.
But has anyone looked to see what's buried under the leaf litter? (cue dramatic music).

Here's a new one to puzzle you (I hope!)...

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Post by Gloria » 13 Feb 2017, 09:31

What an interesting looking thing, but I've no idea.
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Post by David Whipp » 13 Feb 2017, 19:21

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All leaf litter moved - unable to find owt buried underneath Tizer...

Heating element?

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Post by PanBiker » 13 Feb 2017, 19:53

It has a screw tip which is interesting, can't think of a use though.
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Post by Big Kev » 13 Feb 2017, 20:00

Looks a bit 'surgical' or even dental...
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Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2017, 03:58

I think I know what it is. If I am right this is a good clue: 'Tympanites of the paunch or rumen'.
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Post by PanBiker » 14 Feb 2017, 10:03

I have not looked it up but from Stanleys hint, is it veterinary and for "venting" bloated cows?
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Post by Tizer » 14 Feb 2017, 15:54

Not veterinary, but Kev's on the right track.

David, thanks for looking. My motto is `You never know what you might find'!

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Post by Big Kev » 14 Feb 2017, 17:19

A tooth extraction tool.
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Post by Gloria » 14 Feb 2017, 17:26

For lancing a boil?
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Post by Big Kev » 14 Feb 2017, 17:40

Gloria wrote:For lancing a boil?
Ouch!
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Post by Wendyf » 14 Feb 2017, 18:47

The more I try to think what it might for the the more alarmed I get!

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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2017, 04:49

Is it what used to be called an 'umbrella' for treating venereal disease?
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Post by Tizer » 15 Feb 2017, 10:10

No-one's got it yet. Kev's tooth extraction came nearest. I'll give you a clue - it was used mostly by military doctors.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Big Kev » 15 Feb 2017, 11:27

Bullet extraction tool :-)
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Post by Tizer » 16 Feb 2017, 10:11

Well done, Kev. Was that an educated guess or have you been shot in the past? It's from the 1500s and is described thus: `Elongated bullet extractors could reach bullets embedded deeply in the patient’s body. Extractors like this one had a screw tip that could be inserted in the wound and lengthened to pierce the bullet so that it could be pulled out.'

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Post by Big Kev » 16 Feb 2017, 10:26

Tizer wrote:Well done, Kev. Was that an educated guess or have you been shot in the past? It's from the 1500s and is described thus: `Elongated bullet extractors could reach bullets embedded deeply in the patient’s body. Extractors like this one had a screw tip that could be inserted in the wound and lengthened to pierce the bullet so that it could be pulled out.'
An educated guess :-)
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Post by Tizer » 16 Feb 2017, 11:33

Here's something similar. Its accompanying description is:
Arrow Remover (1500s) Not much is known about this tool, but it is hypothesized that it was inserted into the wound in a contracted position, with the central shaft used to grasp the arrow. The blades, which appear to have their sharp edges facing outward, were then expanded using the scissor-like handles, thus expanding the flesh around the arrow to prevent the arrowhead from ripping through the flesh as it was pulled out.

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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2017, 04:27

Everyone should have one in their tool kit!
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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2017, 06:39

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What can you tell me about this label?
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Post by Big Kev » 18 Feb 2017, 07:39

Stanley wrote:Image

What can you tell me about this label?
Apart from being bilingual?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2017, 07:47

Yes.....
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