Insulators, but I don't know for the precise application w/ the multiple
on a stand...telephone in an old switch house/yard, maybe???
My dialup was even slower than normal this AM so didn't try to load any
O.K. The images are confused a bit by whatever was in the
background. So I have some questions:
1) Is there a hole through the stems.
2) Do the tops come off? It looks like it might be a ground-glass
stopper fit with silicone vacuum grease making it appear to be
a single piece.
3) Is the bottom rim a ground glass surface?
If the answer to all three of these is "yes", than I think that
what you have here is a lab manifold for connecting a single
vacuum source (coming through a cast iron or steel plate) and
connecting it to up to five different objects which need the
vacuum. (If less than five are in use at a time, the caps from
question (2) are left on the unused fittings.
The first question is "why are all of these images rotated 90
The next question which comes to mind is how round are the
Also - is the bottom lip ground or just heat smoothed?
If the holes are round, and the bottom lip is ground, these
could be vacuum containers -- though very likely to break, so I would
consider them to be very dangerous in such use. If the holes are too
irregular to accept a rubber stopper, then perhaps it is for
introducing a flame (a lit splinter) into a gas mix in the tubes.
Exactly why is a question to be answered by whoever had them made to
Hmmm ... another rotated image -- and too dark as well.
Perhaps stems of roses come in through the holes to make a halo
of blossoms around the glass?
For cutting some round object to length. Obviously not glass,
as there are no burn marks from contact with hot glass.
Well, are they hollow and are the ends actually removable? I thought it
was just reflection/refraction, but the second picture makes me think
the laboratory vacuum manifold of another respondent would quite
possibly be a good call if so...
They really aren't well-shaped for the purpose of an insulator as I look
again as well as it would be unusual for there to not be additional
support. I'm thinking I jumped to conclusion too quickly...
let you know what they say. The links that you posted weren't to any of my
albums, not sure how that would cause an issue. I'm not using Norton and
haven't gotten any virus notices. Was it one of my links in particular that
gave the warning?
It does not seem to be your photos. Apparently Norton does a quick scan of
the entire site and puts up a fear and loathing message for the issues it
finds. Be the same thing as one or two YouTube videos with viruses. What it
says is that Photobucket is not real careful when they inspect uploads.
Perhaps they don't inspect them at all.
I heard back from Photobucket concerning Norton's virus warning, here is
"We've tested all of the images/links that Norton was giving that warning
for, they are all fine on our end, the 'bloodhound exploit' error gives us
reason to believe that Norton may be creating false-positives here due to
elements in the image files themselves."
So the bottom line is that there are not any viruses connected to any of my
I can remember wearing a motorcycle helmet with a face shield to milk
goats because some horns looked hazardous to my eyes if the goat turned
its head. I was also wary of getting poked in the abdomen while
catching goats in a pen.
Dehorning may be injure an animal, and horns may grow back. Besides,
horns can discourage menacing dogs. A horn that was no sharper than a
broomstick would be less hazardous. Could this tool have been to remove
the point from the horn of a kid or calf?