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Anyone know what this is?

Started by PDQ, June 17, 2010, 11:53:10 pm

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PDQ

I don't have any info on this object, a guy I know showed me it a few months ago and he had no idea to its purpose.

Any ideas?




sofadoc

Pocket watch protecter, maybe? You could still see the time through the holes.
Either that, or a prop from a Harry Potter movie.
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hdflame

Need to lay a ruler beside it for size comparison.

Any markings on it?

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Jim101

I'm guessing but it looks like something a compass would fit into.

I've never seen anything like it.

Jim

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Some kind of chastity belt attachment.....        ;D
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PDQ

Quote from: hdflame on June 18, 2010, 03:39:14 am
Need to lay a ruler beside it for size comparison.

Any markings on it?


We meet in the marina car park and had nothing to place alongside for comparison when taking the pic on my mobile. In hindsight I suppose I could've placed it in the palm of my hand...

From memory, I would say it was about 2.5" dia.

The only markings is a number '25' that can be seen in the 2nd & 3rd image when viewing at 100%.

hdflame

Do you know where they got it from?  It's definitely a conversation piece!

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sofadoc

How about some type of bottle opener? You would pull the chain to cinch it tight around a bottle cap, and then yank upward to pull cap off.
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Rickster

June 19, 2010, 05:08:23 am #8 Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 05:13:39 am by Rickster
Mousetrap.   OK, I go along with the fob idea or an end cap on some kind of storage tube or drain pipe.

gene

Moyers use it at a Bris. They can do 5 baby boys at one time.

Gene

PS: just a guess?!?
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Darren Henry

Is there any residue or burn marks inside? It reminds me of the thing you see the catholics burning incense in in the movies.
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PDQ

Not that I can remember.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

gene

This is not my guess, but it could be right. Hey, probably a coincidence here?

You put a round colored glass 'lense' on one side and by pulling the chains this keeps it in place. The 5 holes allow light to shine through the glass. There was probably different colored pieces of round glass.

A decorative folk art item.

Gene
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byhammerandhand

This sounds the best to me.  It might be only the lid and have a brass "bottle" that is held in place by the round clamps.  "Insenser" is what they are called.

Quote from: Darren Henry on June 20, 2010, 03:54:28 pm
Is there any residue or burn marks inside? It reminds me of the thing you see the catholics burning incense in in the movies.
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hdflame

Quote from: byhammerandhand on June 21, 2010, 03:47:32 am
This sounds the best to me.  It might be only the lid and have a brass "bottle" that is held in place by the round clamps.  "Insenser" is what they are called.

Quote from: Darren Henry on June 20, 2010, 03:54:28 pm
Is there any residue or burn marks inside? It reminds me of the thing you see the catholics burning incense in in the movies.



Why not carry it to a Catholic church and ask?

Bobby
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www.sunstopper.biz
Several Old Singers
Elna SU
Older Union Special
BRAND NEW Highlead GC0618-1-SC
and a new Cobra Class 4 Leather Machine  ;)