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What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

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“Wow! It looks like a Davis Quadrant or a Backstaff, a navigational instrument that was the predecessor to the sextant.”

1 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It’s a sugar cube holder. For tea parties with scones. Or coffee and cake.”


2 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It looks like a plantation/planters chair. You’d put your sore swollen legs up on the arms after sitting on a horse all day.”


3 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It looks something like an old ‘smokers table.’ The copper could be an ashtray and the curved area could be for bottles as well.”


4 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It's upside down. The funnel goes up. It is an herb grinder."


5 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It’s an old beekeeping tool. It’s for removing honey from honeycombs."



6 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“Just a guess, but maybe it was built during the ’70s energy crisis. A home near where I grew up was built with a berm around most of it to save on heating and cooling.”


7 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It’s a blast wall. They’re generally full of large rocks and packed dirt.”


8 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“They look like locker numbers.”


9 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It’s a horse racing game!! Played with a deck of cards and dice. All based on dice roll probability.”


10 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"The stone on this Italian castle is completely worn down by 700 years of rainfall dripping off the roof onto the exact same spot."


11 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It’s a rolling pin footrest.”


12 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“Black powder flask/horn.”


13 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

“It looks like a wine bottle holder.”


14 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It’s called a miao comb that most likely originated in Indonesia or China. It’s meant to be worn in a horizontal fashion."


15 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It’s a magic lantern glass slide."


16 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It is for cleaning chaff from blueberries and other berries. A vacuum cleaner plugs into the top port. A bucket goes underneath. Turn on the vacuum and pour your berries, stems and leaves in the funnel. The berries go down but the leaves and stems get sucked into the vacuum."


17 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"Look like husking tools for corn."


18 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

"It's called a rotary switch"


19 What Are These Things For? (19 pics)

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