Oh, What’s That?! (20 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       28 Jan 2021       4806       10 GALLERY VIEW

"A friend found this tray at a thrift store. It has ornate inlay handles and brass knobs in two sizes. No markings on the bottom and all searches come up empty. What is this thing?"

A: "It’s a bagel tray. The button pegs would have kept glass dishes in place"


"Florida/USA what is this odd plier?"

A: "Piston ring installation pliers"


"Small boxes with dead bolted doors about 10 feet off the ground. Wall of a cinema."

A: "They are almost certainly access for speakers or lighting. If you stop to think about what would be involved in using a lift inside you can see why the access is outside. My guess is that this is an older theater retrofitted or perhaps a partition wall was demolished. You’d prefer to have an access space there, but if you can’t–because it’s an outside wall–you have to do this."


"Cast iron object dug out of the ground. The two holes are not the same size. Dimensions: 5x5x3 cm. What is it?"

A: "You have what looks like a Kirpichnikov Type mace head. Posibbly pre-14th century or a recreation. Excellent find!"


"Giant Cage, about 16′ in Diameter, maybe 20′ Tall. NY Route 203."

A: "Thats a corn crib."


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"What is this pendant? Belonged to my mother, possibly astrology related"

A: "Not much of a mystery here. It’s the cancer zodiac sign, in picture as well as in the lying “69” symbol that represents it."


"Unknown CEJ tool found at flea market"

A: "I believe it is a bracket for a dial indicator."


"Green plastic scissor handle with metal loops and plastic teeth. No identifying marks."

A: "My guess would be some sort of herb stripper. Sprigs go in the loops; teeth are closed, and stalks are pulled out."


"I’ve had this around for a while, it’s very lightweight and wooden but very smooth... what is this thing?"

A: "It’s a hair pin"


"Please help me identify this badge! found while cleaning and have no idea what it is or where it is from. It is small about 5 cent size (pic for reference), it is solid and heavy for how little it is. On the back are the letters CYBB. I tried to search myself with no luck, please help."

A: "Definitely Ukrainian state-related badge. Sign in the center — small coat of arms of Ukraine."



"82 year old grandfather passed away. Found this in his garage. He grew up in a tiny Midwest farm town (may have relevance) but spent 30 years In Pennsylvania (Ford career) and then the last 30 years in south Florida retired."

A: "Shaler tire vulcanizer The 2 clamps were not used together. They handled different size patches."


"Some sort of promotional item. What is it used for?"

A: "I’m not sure of the scale, but it looks like an acupressure ring — meant to help improve circulation in your fingers."


"Some type of old pressing machinery in my friend’s neighbor’s yard"

A: "I’m not sure of the scale, but it looks like an acupressure ring — meant to help improve circulation in your fingers."


"Reminds me a bit of an old tattoo gun but the dual ‘needle holders’ make me think not. Any ideas?"

A: "Ok, finally found it. Been looking at tonsil guillotines because they seemed close’ish, but it is a Beck-Schneck tonsil snare."


"What are these long tall poles on the back of all these boats?"

A: "Outriggers to get lines off the sides of boat."



"This roofed storage component full of sliced logs in the middle of a prairie preserve in Nebraska."

A: "Looks like an insect house to me."


"Found it on the street, is filled with little metal balls"

A: "That is an counterweight for an old adjustable height chandelier/ceiling lamp."


"Found in an old house. The balls inside are made of glass."

A: "It is described in this document (in Italian) as being for determining the alcohol level in a filter for wine. Apparently it siphons directly from the barrel, at least based on my understanding from the google translation of it."


"Glass cylinder with one flat end."

A: "This is a glass tube filled with concrete epoxy. It goes in the hole in the concrete before the anchor bolt. When the bolt is inserted it breaks the glass and the epoxy mixes with oxygen and solidifies, thus holding the bolt in place. I don’t think they are very popular since epoxy comes in caulking tubes these days."


"Cast iron dome-shaped object with a ring on top. About 4 1/2” diameter with three equidistant holes on side."

A: "I think it’s the top of a cast iron hitching post."



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Francie 2 month s ago
#19,,, Firstly the epoxy resin mixes with the catalyst contained inside the smaller vial within the ampule and forms an epoxy, this spreads around the rebar or bolt and is mixed along with the grit also encased. bond is stronger than the brick or rock it is inserted in,

No oxygen required
Trina 2 month s ago
Great post.
Domenic 2 month s ago
12 and 13 have the same answers. Hate to use 13 on my fingers
Nap 2 month s ago
#16 It's a nesting house for Carpenter Bees. They're great little pollinators! They bore into wood, usually dead wood instead of live trees.
Silence 2 month s ago
#10, symbol is a 'trezoob', which means 3 teeth, and is upside down in this image.
Teeny 2 month s ago
#6 looks more like a lobster than a crab.
Dolph 2 month s ago
#13 I don't want to use #13 as a acupressure ring for my fingers :D
Cheryl 2 month s ago
I thought #12 was a cockring
Ariadne 2 month s ago
Cheryl,You dirty little devil you...

Randy 2 month s ago
Cheryl, it is, they are too bashful to admit it~!



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