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Post by Stanley » 14 Apr 2019, 02:17

P's man-whistle and China's observations are all hovering around the answer. I'll give it one more day....
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Post by chinatyke » 14 Apr 2019, 09:20

Is it part of a musical instrument? Like a whistle slide valve in those variable note whistles? (The Ludwig slide whistle.) But knowing you it would have to be a steam whistle from a traction engine. Just guessing!

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Post by Stanley » 15 Apr 2019, 01:55

Funny how the simplest things can look so complicated. It's a small container that screws open, is waterproof and has a hole for attaching it to a key fob or a dog collar. I assume it has a piece of paper in it when in use.
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Post by chinatyke » 15 Apr 2019, 14:05

I think Gloria got nearest with "storing things like old sixpences" - Do you remember a similar item: the small plastic Watney's Red Barrels that were given away and I think were intended to be used on dog collars for the owners information?

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Post by PanBiker » 15 Apr 2019, 14:55

Also used for Micro Geocaches.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Apr 2019, 05:59

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What is it?
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Post by Gloria » 17 Apr 2019, 07:23

The bottom of a bottle?
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Post by chinatyke » 17 Apr 2019, 07:51

A clear sweet?

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Post by Tizer » 17 Apr 2019, 08:39

Stanley's crystal ball for predicting the outcome of Brexit?

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Post by Cathy » 17 Apr 2019, 09:24

A glass stopper.
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Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2019, 02:40

Sorry, nobody is close. It's a difficult one I think. It's antique and totally obsolete today. 100 years ago there would be millions of them in use.
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Apr 2019, 05:20

Is it an inkwell?

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Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2019, 05:34

That's amazing Wendy, yes you're right, it's an old fashioned glass inkwell with a brass mouth but of course this one is upside down.
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Post by Wendyf » 18 Apr 2019, 05:50

It has been given a good clean! I wouldn't have guessed without that clue.

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Post by Stanley » 18 Apr 2019, 06:03

:good:

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Post by Tizer » 18 Apr 2019, 08:53

Well done Wendy, perhaps it's you that has the crystal ball!

Now then, what's the name of this plant?

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Post by Cathy » 18 Apr 2019, 09:11

Are they Cottoneasters?
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Post by Stanley » 19 Apr 2019, 03:15

The berries look poisonous to me, they ring a bell but I can't remember it.
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Post by Wendyf » 19 Apr 2019, 06:01

Is it a honeysuckle?

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Post by Gloria » 19 Apr 2019, 07:31

I'm with Wendy.
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Post by Tizer » 19 Apr 2019, 08:57

All wrong! Look at the leaves... :smile:

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Post by PanBiker » 19 Apr 2019, 09:10

mistletoe.
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Post by Tizer » 19 Apr 2019, 09:40

But mistletoe berries are white - aren't they?

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Post by PanBiker » 19 Apr 2019, 10:15

Yes but do they look different in summer? I don't actually know, the leaves just look like mistletoe to me.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 20 Apr 2019, 03:32

Tea Bush?
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