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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tripps » 10 Aug 2018, 13:11

Well, no one has said it isn't yet, and she looks as if she could be called Matilda. :smile:
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Post by PanBiker » 10 Aug 2018, 15:24

Might that be the edge if a billabong in the foreground? If so you have nailed it. :biggrin2: :extrawink:
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Post by Stanley » 11 Aug 2018, 04:17

Sorry, nobody has it I found it in my archived pics and it's captioned Quandong Tree.
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Post by Tripps » 11 Aug 2018, 09:32

Wow - what an addition to my knowledge. I'm almost pleased that it's not a Koolabar.

Check it out Quandong Tree

A bit of skillful PR, and it could be the new 'wonder food' - kicking aside Chia seeds and Quinoa.

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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2018, 02:53

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A better pic of the tree.
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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2018, 08:09

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What can anyone tell me about this?
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Aug 2018, 09:23

Well, it looks like it is of Japanese origin.
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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2018, 10:22

Don’t think so.
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Post by PanBiker » 12 Aug 2018, 10:38

Just an observation from the foot of the image, Japanese flag and script?
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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2018, 11:37

Hadn't seen that. There was no reference to Japan about it, or where it was.
I'll leave it a bit longer before a add a clue.
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Post by Tripps » 12 Aug 2018, 11:47

Salt, pepper and soya sauce - and somewhere to rest your chopsticks on. :smile:
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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2018, 12:42

Wrong Tripps, you are miles off.
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Post by Tripps » 12 Aug 2018, 13:24

That's what Stanley said - getting to be a habit. :laugh5:
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Post by Tizer » 12 Aug 2018, 15:05

A recently discovered oriental board game with pieces that move by clockwork?

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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2018, 16:28

I took the photo in a museum in Stockholm, that's all you're getting for now.
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Post by Marilyn » 13 Aug 2018, 01:52

An early IKEA depiction?

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Post by Stanley » 13 Aug 2018, 02:02

Search me.... Looks vaguely unsettling....
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Post by plaques » 13 Aug 2018, 07:36

Total guess. Looks like it could be something mechanical. Perhaps with pulleys fitted in the slots with wires pulling the figures along a slide like a very early clock or some kind of server. ????

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Post by Tizer » 13 Aug 2018, 09:45

Is it a sketch of something constructed of timber and part of an old boat or ship?

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Post by Gloria » 13 Aug 2018, 10:11

Found it in the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, a really interesting place. Both Tizer and Plaques have pretty much got it I think.
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Post by Tizer » 13 Aug 2018, 10:47

I think Plaques' mention of pulleys and Gloria's saying it was in Sweden must have triggered memories for me. We had a holiday in Sweden some time ago and went to Stockholm and the Vasa Museum. Although I don't remember that specific item it's the memory of the ship that did it for me. We hired a car and travelled around southern Sweden. The farthest north we went was Uppsala where Carl Linnaeus had worked when he established the binomial method of naming plants and animals. I also had colleagues at Lund University and we visited there at a different time and I had the pleasure of being the external examiner for one of the professor's PhD students. Their PhD exams are more rigorous than here and the student also has to face a lecture theatre full of academics who ask questions too. It's an intimidating experience! :smile:

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Post by plaques » 13 Aug 2018, 11:31

I think you have been very generous Gloria. I was thinking of something much smaller than ships ropes. I would be happy with 4/10.

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Post by Gloria » 13 Aug 2018, 11:44

The Vasa Museum is a fascinating place, and when you stand behind the ship and look at the shape, it's no wonder it sank.
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Post by Gloria » 13 Aug 2018, 16:51

Not a mystery object, but thought it would interest some of you. From the Vasa museum, tool box and tools. Sorry for the reflection.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2018, 02:48

Marvellous how little they have changed over the centuries.......

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