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Offline ultimatecodfather

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What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« on: May 28, 2007, 07:31:39 PM »
I bought this today in a charity shop because it was unusual.
It stands about 18" high with a hook at the top & the globe on the base is about 4" in diam around the edges you can see that it has been pushed in to around 1.5" in three places as well as the base then there are three holes put in presumably to stand something in it. It is extremly light & delicate
Sorry the pics are not better
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7239
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7238
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7237
what do you think???
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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 07:59:31 PM »
That is a strange object!  I can only think it's some kind of wacky bird-feeder to hang from a tree, but that doesn't account for the indentation in the base.   ???
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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 10:07:52 PM »
An egg poacher? ;D ;D  Or possibly not!  Well  whatever it is, I don't think I could have resisted it either.  Emmi

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 06:12:42 AM »
How about a hummingbird or butterfly feeder for a tropical house to hold bits of sponge soaked in sugar syrup

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 07:29:53 PM »
As it is obviously too high for the Christmas tree, I join Max and Christine  ;D
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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 07:39:09 AM »
How about, hang it from above a light bulb and put essential oils in the indentations?
Eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme, to kill germs.

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 05:08:40 PM »
I think Max and Christine are on the right lines - have a look at these hummingbird feeders: http://www.wildbirdingworld.com/site/1300151/page/514258

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2007, 03:24:23 AM »
But why would the holes point downwards? Wouldn't any food drip out?

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007, 12:00:05 PM »
The holes don't point down; they're in the sides of the base part

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Re: What on earth is it ?? suggestions please
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007, 12:42:34 PM »
Yes, they're in the base part, and in this picture
here
the hanging hook seems to be going upwards, which means that the indentations head upwards.

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