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Post by Big Kev » 16 Feb 2020, 14:36

I'll give it a while. I'm fairly confident as I went there once :-)
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Post by chinatyke » 17 Feb 2020, 03:48

Is it the Greenwich "ball" mechanism on the Royal Observatory?

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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2020, 04:09

Sorry but none of you has it yet but I think Kev has it. Big clue, it's thought to be the oldest mechanical clock in the world.
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Post by chinatyke » 17 Feb 2020, 05:39

Stanley wrote:
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Big clue, it's thought to be the oldest mechanical clock in the world.
Thanks. I know it now!

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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2020, 05:59

You are all being so polite! I fancy someone will post the answer today.....
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Post by Gloria » 17 Feb 2020, 08:30

Is the answer in plain sight?
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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2020, 08:59

Well, it is to me but most others seem confused. I've given the dead give away clue!
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Post by Big Kev » 17 Feb 2020, 09:45

The clock workings at Salisbury cathedral, reported to be the oldest working clock mechanism. It doesn't have a clock face but rings a bell every hour to 'announce' the time.
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Post by Tripps » 17 Feb 2020, 11:21

Stanley wrote:
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I've given the dead give away clue!
If you'd said the tower was 123 metres high, and was a magnet for Russian toursts . . . . :smile:
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by chinatyke » 17 Feb 2020, 11:56

I like Glo's hint too, hiding in plain sight!

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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2020, 03:17

Kev is exactly right of course. Never expected that one to get so far.....

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Try this one.....
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Post by Gloria » 18 Feb 2020, 08:36

Is it an ickey ball?
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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2020, 09:06

I had to look that up. Never heard of them Gloria. However, no. Sorry about that.
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Post by PanBiker » 18 Feb 2020, 09:15

You don't give as size but I think it may be a lot smaller than it looks. If so:

Banana Bar, a device for inserting through body piercings?
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Post by Tizer » 18 Feb 2020, 09:30

Posh exercise weight marketed to health conscious celebrities at an exorbitant price?

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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2020, 12:52

Ian has got it despite me being coy about the size. It is indeed a banana bar!
Try this one.

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Post by Tizer » 18 Feb 2020, 16:27

I put the words banana bar into google but got nothing like that, just a bar in Amsterdam and lots of foodie pics! :smile:

Is the tower a former lighthouse?

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Post by Big Kev » 18 Feb 2020, 19:46

We had something else a little while ago that was wrongly identified as one. Is it a shot tower?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 19 Feb 2020, 02:50

Curses!! That's why I put it up, I thought the rejection would muddy the waters. Yes it's a shot tower in Philadelphia USA. I'll try again.... What is this?

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Post by PostmanPete » 19 Feb 2020, 09:50

Is it the top of a lifesize model of Blackpool Tower made out of Accrington bricks...?
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Post by Tizer » 19 Feb 2020, 10:06

Haha, you're right, it really does look like a Blackpool Tower mimic in brick! Alternatively, it's a version made out of red lego bricks. :smile:

It looks like India Mill chimney in Darwen but what's that on the top?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 19 Feb 2020, 11:10

Is it in Minnesota?

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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2020, 03:12

Sorry nobody is near. It's in England China......
A good example of what British Brickies used to be capable of......
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Post by chinatyke » 20 Feb 2020, 06:40

Is it India Mill chimney in Darwen?

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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2020, 06:57

I can see why that occurred to you China, no, but you're in the right era.
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