What Are These Things For? (25 pics)

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Glass hollow oval with clear glass stopper and three glass legs. It has an indentation on the bottom with a hole in the middle of it. What is this?
It's a fly trap. ou add sugary water to the inside, put the stopper in, and then the wasps fly in through the hole in the base, but can't get out again.

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Plastic and hollow, size of a big SUV, the tide never reach it, attached to the ground.
Large Ship bumper/fender. The are Used to keep huge ships from smashing into the pier. It must have washed up during a storm.


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What is this thing hanging outside my fireplace. It seems to have gears inside of it, and pivots into the fireplace.
It's a clockwork spit turner for turning a roast or other meat automatically.


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About 4″ high. Lever lifts up and can be unwound from cylinder which is leather covered and has a company name on it. Made in England.
Looks like a reusable Expanding cork for glassware/wine bottles.


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Empty red metal frame on sidewalk
It used to hold a fire department call box.


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Any ideas as to what this item is? Made of plastic. Roughly 8cm in length. Was found at work (veterinary practice) in a cupboard. No one has been able to figure it out for a few weeks. Someone has suggested that it might be made to fit on the tip of a finger, so could be related to its use?
It's an applicator from a veterinarian's office. Most likely for an anal application.



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A wooden box 165 x 145x 20mm with compartments - well made with LC and UC written on the side in pen, any idea what it is? Has cotton wool in the lid with 5mm round indentations in. its strangely lovely having an innate tactile beauty and is very well made. but I have no idea what it does.
It's cases for number/letter punches.


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Unsure what this thing is that’s sticking out of my tire? It’s small, about the size of a battery. Looks like maybe it has a drill bit or bullet?? It’s letting air out of the tire. CAA & family don’t know what it is either. We drove through a construction site but not sure if it’s from that?
The picture you provided is a 1/4” driver. The OP has a 1/4” bit holder in their tire. Complete with a sleeve to hold the fastener in place for those who don’t screw good.


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Yellow NWA Zipper Bag hidden in wall of basement. Approximately 3 feet tall with heavy black zipper on top.
Looks like a ballast bag. Filled with Sand up to 50lb. Usually needed when there are too few passengers on a flight. Those weights are used to balance the overall weight of the flight to optimize fuel usage and prevent catastrophic situations.


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Small, pendant-like, carved into some kind of reddish material. About an inch across or two. What are these?
An Ayatul Kursi necklace. The Ayatul kursi is 255th verse of Al-Baqara Sura, the second chapter of Quran.


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Small thin silver shoes found in recently deceased’s closest personal belongings (Pen for scale)
My mum had these. Commonly they were wedding cake decorations along with horseshoes and the like and were then given to guests as favours. I think around the 70s.


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Metal cylinder, open on one end with metal brushing inside, some knurling outside.
It’s a car battery terminal cleaner.


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Bought this 10 years ago in Taiwan. It looks and feels like glass but I’ve dropped it many times without it shattering. It glows in the dark as well. What is it?
It's blown glass


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Western Style Hollow Triangles Each With A Screw On The Back
Collar points. That's old world country.


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Round, metallic looking piece, halfway stuck in the ground, placed in west Germany. Was afraid to get closer. Explosive? I called the police. They cleared the area and send me away.
Possible anti-armor/tank mine. It looks in good condition and does not have a fuze or place for a fuse. The lack of rust indicates it is either concrete or some non-ferrous metal. It is very similar to a USA produced training mine except it isn't painted/marked as inert.


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There were some guys who worked in between our 2 ponds in our apartment complex and when they left there were 2 boxes? ( zoom into first picture, it’s towards the top of the picture). I also noticed there’s a disturbance In the water in two different places (second picture) . What’s goin on?
Aerator. Helps keep the water column from becoming anoxic. "Pond Hawk" is one type powered by solar.


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Found in 100 y/o house. Wooden planks connected with a hinge. Can “close” completely in both directions.
For squeezing the water out of a bag or pillowcase full of wet laundry.


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I found this today buried in the hard packed dirt of my horse shed today. It's about the same size as this Artline220 pen and made of stainless steel. There are grooves cut into the side of the head maybe for an attachment or as a guide for twine?
It's a scalpel handle.


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Found at rummage sale. About the size of pen in length. Tip on end is spring loaded but doesn't act like a punch. Cork like ball that spins. Engraving on side includes a sun with squiggles. Novelty or functional?
It's a massage/sensory/accupressure spring needle rolle


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What is the attachment on the front of the tractor? Location is Europe.
It’s for lifting or lowering hay bales to the second story. See those doors that aren’t meant for a human to exit, that’s where the hay goes and then is used through the winter to feed the animals on the first floor.


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Found buried in the back yard, the cord runs underground, along the fence, and was plugged into the house. Seems hollow, something is loose inside when shake it.
It looks like a junction box that's commonly used for local connection from buried cable to above ground fixture


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№1 Author: CASIO (26 Nov 2021 21:12) Total user comments: 41


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#1 I'm fairly sure it's decorative blown glass piece.
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