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Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« on: August 05, 2010, 12:36:55 AM »
I've had these a while but not got around to posting them... and as someone suggested having a mystery object to test your grey cells against, how about these for starters?

They are quite small - only a couple of inches tall, but the metal part is around 4-5 inches. Inside them you might be able to see a tube going down from the lid, and each of them came with a spare tube - you can see them laid across the bottom inside each glass part.

Any suggestions as to

1. what they were used for
2. maker
3. age

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(I should say they are marked on a part you can't see on the photos so I do know what they are. I'll reveal all in a couple of days if no-one gets it right.)
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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 01:31:54 AM »
Hi Anne - I think I suggested the Mystery object in a post...

So I will take a crack at it...

A).  For either your Nose or your Throat (like a spray...?atomizer??)
B).  I will say DeVilBliss
C).  Age -- maybe the 1940's

??????   :huh:
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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 05:55:15 AM »
AT first glance I also thought atomizers then I thought salt and pepper.  Also because of a severe lack of sleep due to OH not arriving home till 4am I also thought colourful daleks hahaha  :ooh:

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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 06:35:23 AM »
Good morning  :hi:
I might recall we used these at school (art excersizes) as atomizers of 'Fixativ' on charcoal paintings  :pb:  :ooh:
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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 06:46:03 AM »
I think I went to school around the same time as Pamela. We had a much simpeler version of these - for applying a fixative to charcoal drawings. The fixative goes into the pot, and blowing through the tube will aerosol the contents over the paper.

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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 01:30:58 PM »
Looks like what we call "airbrush" but used with "mouth power" in years past.
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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2010, 02:35:39 AM »
Thanks to all who took a punt at this, and in fact it was Rose who guessed correctly!  :hiclp: Well done Rose!!!   :rah: :rah: :rah:

I've added shots of the tops of each showing the wording - they are DeVilbiss throat sprayers but missing their rubber tubes and balloons. The DeVilbiss website has a history of their development, and it's thanks to these that perfume atomisers came about too:
http://www.devilbisseu.com/news.aspx?id=31
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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 02:54:17 AM »
 :rah: :rah: :rah: :rah: Rose!!!! Onya!

I would have gone for very, very small Darleks, too  ;D

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Re: Mystery objects - do you know what they are?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2010, 06:53:05 AM »
:rah: :rah: :rah: :rah: Rose!!!! Onya!

I would have gone for very, very small Darleks, too  ;D

 :o :o

Now do not think I have *googling skills* or *smart* on this one, because that is not so. 

The fact the ions ago (2008), I had posted a Devilbliss atomizer here -- so *just* going by that -- I took a guess.  As mine is still really different that this one.  * see My Post Here *.  So I was still just taking a guess solely due to what I had....and hoping  :X: it might be close.  I think I am spending Way to much time on the Net.....

The date was also a guess.....was that close at all??

What did I win?   :24: :24:
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