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What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

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Wooden box with sized metal tools, circa 1889.
A: Singer Sewing Machine puzzle box, contains attachments.

1 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

What are these fist size metal fletchings (?) found in a forest in Sweden?
A: Mortar grenade fins. Exploded/screwed off the shell itself. Should be safe, but cant see of primer is still live.


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What is this thing I found while metal detecting? The property used to be a farm in the 18-1900's.
A: It's a drain cover.


3 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

This is a piece of playground equipment but we are not sure how to play on it.
A: It’s a roller table.


4 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

What kind of cloud is this? I took this years ago. It slowly covered the whole sky and then dissipated. It almost seemed like a dome.
A: Definitely a shelf cloud from an approaching thunderstorm.


5 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

A metal plate with random words engraved. Found inside a wall when I was renovating my new house. Any ideas?
A: These are the keys for a bitcoin wallet.



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Found these in a random kitchen drawer, what are they and how do I use them?
A: Things from Ikea. Tea scoop, coffee bag clip, honey dip, coffee scoop.


7 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

Found in the kitchen pantry, think it's to core or pit something?
A: I had these to juice oranges back in the 80s but ours were always plastic.


8 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

FOUND in a bay in Sydney what is this jelly like thing? Rubbery to the touch.
A: Looks like some species of

9 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

What are these plastic discs on my friends truck antenna?
A: It's called a RADAR Aerial intensifier.


10 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

Massive metal object at Boiler Bay, OR.
A: It's probably a boiler of J. Marhoffer.


11 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

REALLY HARD ITEM found on a beach of Fire Island, New York.
A: That is a shark vertebrae.


12 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

Marble-sized gelatanous balls scattered on my fire escape.
A: They are water beads. Probably non-toxic since they are a kid toy. They start teeny tiny and grow a gajillion times as they soak up water.


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Found this thing in my garage. The head with the “arms” is about the size of a nickel.
A: It's a small game head for archery.


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Is this a coffin for a cigarette?
A: I think it's a gag gift / quitting helper. Smoker puts an "emergency" cigarette inside tocarry around as they are trying to quit, and each time they are tempted to get it out and smoke they see a stark reminder of a big reason they need to quit. Basically, to help them stick with their resolve to quit smoking.


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Found along a road in rural Indiana. Witt?
A: Sure looks like one of these. small pocket weed pipe.


16 What Are These Things For? (20 pics)

What does the engraving on this belt buckle say or mean?? found at an antique shop.
A: Those are cattle brands. Each ranch would have their own brand.


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What is the purpose of these pins, they appear to be a set (and hopefully) feather kind. Bought in an online auction 6+ years ago in the US, so origins are also unknown. Untested metal is not stamped or marked, mild oxidation, they have been under a cotton/polyester cover all this time.
A: It's a type of hat pin.


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Rounded Metal Scoop with a Wooden Handle - Does this have anything to do with Bowl-Backed Mandolins?
A: Looks like it’s an aluminum colander for making gnocchi.


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Found at a beach. It's empty and lightweight but quite solid. It got a hole at each side.
A: It's a type of bead, most likely from Central Asia.


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