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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Vintage Items

Last week my brother and I helped mum with a bit of a clear out. There was one curious item that we found in the cellar. I know mum won't be enthralled that we considered it "vintage". I have subsequently asked quite a few people if they know what it is. Nobody has come up with the correct answer without some prompting. I only know because mum told me what it is. Do you have any idea?



I look forward to your answers.
One other item that we found was a water bottle from their cycling days. Interestingly repro copies of this are still made.




8 comments:

  1. I know exactly what that is, don't you remember it in use on holiday? I won't spoil the fun.

    And Mum's lovely aluminum cycling bottle - very 'retro'!

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  2. I have no idea what it is so am guessing at some sort of fly trap?

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    1. My second guess, based on your siater's comment is that it is something used when camping. Maybe a fire or candle guard or perhaps to do with cooking. The clip things on the side remind me of an ancient toaster that my granny had.

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  3. I will guess it is like a fire guard for a big candle to provide a non electric night light

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  4. I dunno... I think the holes are too small to keep a candle alight - it would be deprived of oxygen. So maybe something to do with cooking. I'll sleep on it!

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  5. I'm thinking fly catcher too. Funny, we had a discussion about metal water bottles here at the weekend. TNSSO's boyfriend wanted one to take on stage with him, but discovered the one he wanted was £30 so he's sticking to plastic!

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  6. To me it looks like it will cook toast ...

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