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Here are a few visitor submitted items that won't make it to the web site
for one reason or another, though I'm still curious as to their purpose.
A couple of these are kind of strange looking:
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3. The only description that I got with this photo: "My uncle was given
these when he was in France in the 50s, was told they where 500 yrs old."
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I doubt they are 500 years old, looks like souvenirs from Chatel Guyon, a
city in France, not sure if they are vases or something else.
Any ideas on what they might be for?
Reply to
Rob H.
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"Rob H." scribbled:
item 3 looks like a pair of drums missing the drum cover. the metal parts on the side were used as tie downs to tie the drum cover in place.
Reply to
usablevirus
Sounds like a good answer for them, I'll forward this to the owner and see what he thinks.
Thanks, Rob
Reply to
Rob H.
CY: My SWAG is a rotary powered grain grinder of some kind. Drives by way of the big rod. A pencil sharpener, maybe?
CY: Seriously no clue. Does it smell like tobacco? Some what resembles a tobacco pipe. My second thought was some kind of early sex toy.
CY: Spitoon comes to mind?
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Stormin Mormon
I don't think so. You need to apply a fair amount of tension to the drumhead to keep it taut, and those metal things don't seem to be capable of hooking onto the ropes used to apply that tension.
I would wonder if those things weren't designed to sit inside a metal ring and the metal bits served to keep the whole thing from falling through the ring (and avoid abrading the artwork).
Don
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Don Piven
#3 - Further guessing: Folk Art containers, mugs. Some sort of goblet set for a special/particular occassion. The inscription, Gretal Guyon? Does this mean girl & boy? Would the set/pair have been presented to a couple as a wedding gift or such, or used for the occassion. The right one's decor seems to be of a party atmosphere, ie. dancing. I would think the decoration would give some indication of the setting for the gift or occassion, hinting of their use/purpose/ function.
Sonny
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Sonny
Rob H. set the following eddies spiralling through the space-time continuum:
Does this thing open, or does one part move against another in any other way? If it does open I would like to know the shape of any hollow inside. It looks like some kind of mould.
Looks like a couple of picture hooks that go over a pelmet.
You haven't indicated the size of these pieces.
Are there three or four hooks/clasps around the "base" of each one? If they were for chains to hang them somewhere I would only expect three. Trouble is, if there were chains hanging from a common point above the centre of the piece they would surely foul the "mouth".
Is the protuberance visible back left of the right-hand piece, some kind of spout or nozzie whereby the base may be filled with some liquid? (Are they oil lamps missing the metal fitting containing and controlling the wick?)
Reply to
Curlytop
Now that you and several others have mentioned it, they do sort of look like spittoons, although most of those that I've seen are made of metal.
Reply to
Rob H.
I think the text says Chatel Guyon but I emailed the owner and asked about it but haven't heard back yet.
Reply to
Rob H.
Got the answer for this item, someone had mentioned that it looked like a vulcanizer so I did some patent searching, it's very close to the patent below but missing the lamp and body:
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Reply to
Rob H.
The best guess that I've heard on these parts is that they're from an old bed frame, I think this is probably correct. They were dug up somewhere in Australia.
Reply to
Rob H.
Looks like a strap-on handle for a large cylinder. Maybe a cookpot? The hollow iron part could serve as ventilation to keep the handle cool.
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whit3rd

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