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Offline Ivo

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« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2006, 06:43:22 PM »
it does remind me of the story of the woman working in a condom factory for 20 years thinking she produced air mattresses for mice...

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« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2006, 06:56:54 PM »
Tssskkkk! Any more of this and this thread will be cafe'd!  :lol:

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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2006, 07:05:49 PM »
Hmm, I did say it brought it to mind but I did not really think it was. But it seems to have stirred things up a bit :shock:

Anyway, the open end is clearly fashioned bottle top style so stoppered use is very likely - it could have been an oil lamp intended to be mounted on a pole with a hole in the end.
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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2006, 07:31:45 PM »
I seem to remember that the ill fated Isle of Man Glass came unstuck with a mail order promotion through Playboy magazine. I think that they overestimated demand.... :D
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« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2006, 07:42:04 PM »
I found a terrific bottle site and thought I would be sure to find the answer to  Lynne's mystery here, but no... even this site doesn't have it... but it's well worth a visit regardless!

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« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2006, 09:38:12 PM »
Well, my first thought when I saw the object was that it could be an old "former" or "tester" for condoms. And that was before the discussion got into dildos!

As for it possibly being a dildo - no way. As sated in the Wikepedia info that was linked to, glass dildos are solid (unless somebody knows otherwise). There is presumably some degree of Health & Safety governing their construction.

I like wrightoutlook's thought of it being some form of automobile flower holder (or something similar). But in truth, I don't know - I've never seen another quite like this.
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« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2006, 08:44:16 AM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1945000/images/_1949068_condoms300.jpg


You people are so rude.  :shock:  :D :lol:

A couple of G-rated (but highly unlikely and not really serious) suggestions:

- A wine bottle with a woven basket holder--and it's really rough wine and the peak is to catch the sediment (as per Tigerchips' chemistry set suggestion).

- maybe it had a rubber handle on one end which acted as a bung and a grip, and on the other end which just acted as a grip?

- a wonton wrapper roller, and you use the rounded end to make the holes in steamed buns ready for filling.

Just thinking laterally :)

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« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2006, 09:15:42 AM »
I think this really is only suited to the cafe now....  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I like the idea of the wonton filler, but Gosh!  what large wontons you have, Grandma!!

I am thinking I might send the picture to the Glass Bottle people (I agree Anne, it is an excellent site, I use it all the time.  The lip is right for a soda bottle of some kind, and if it didn't have the sticky-out bit at the bottom.....) and report back if they have any kind of practical, sensible (PIMPROFL   hahahahahahahahahahaha) suggestion.
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« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2006, 12:18:47 AM »
Well after Ivo's picture, I'm voting for a important part of a condom making machine  :lol:  :wink:

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