was amongst tools belonging to a carpenter/furniture restorer, so may be something to do with that trade. Beer bottle cap for size, ~5 inches total length; good condition, but must be at least 20 years old - could be much older. The metal part appears to be aluminium, which would be too soft for many tool uses, so perhaps it is something else entirely?
posted by AFII
on Jul 16, 2014 -
I found this
) in a box of office supplies manufactured in Brooklyn in the mid-late 1940s. It appears to be a component of something, but I have no idea what - does anyone recognize it?
posted by ryanshepard
on Feb 17, 2014 -
My sister found this
at a friend's house; she wants to know what it is.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's part of a breast pump (with a little milking stool inside), but that seems ridiculous. Anyone else?
posted by LeLiLo
on Aug 21, 2013 -
What is this thing my cat brought to my porch? http://i.imgur.com/cejZcGe.jpg
It appears to be something between an animal fetus and organ. When I turned it over it looked the same on the other side. There were no visible eyes/mouth/features. It was larger than a quarter and there was no blood present. A possum visits regularly, and the area has many moles, birds, and raccoons.
posted by Locative
on Mar 1, 2013 -
This should be fairly short, so here goes:
While suffering through the Influenza of 2013, I ended up watching a ton of episodes of Danger Man
on DVD, only to become entranced with this particular object
, which I've made a screenshot of. [more inside]
posted by Minus215Cee
on Feb 20, 2013 -
What is this
? Spotted in a Goodwill, with no documentation or package. The smushed-ball thing is metal, and the cable is very flexible. The base is plastic.
posted by everichon
on Dec 21, 2011 -
My friend brought me this terra cotta rattle/ball back from Japan. What is it? Japanese instructions included! [more inside]
posted by marylynn
on Nov 24, 2011 -