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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2006, 09:02:23 PM »
Sorry Adam,
Head's shot, can't go there and keep it clean :lol:
Tomorrow.
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2006, 09:14:19 PM »
As with many things, it is often the simple answer that evades us....  :lol:
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2006, 09:42:53 PM »
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Well, if it is a dolly it would have been used for washing clothes... is that it?  if so HOW!!


Wrong sort of dolly...but how does yours work with clothes?


You would have a handle at the narrow end, then push the dolly up and down in the water with the clothes to be washed, this created a suction on the clothes and pushed the soapy water through them.  They came in various forms (also like a wooden upside down stool, that used friction to clean the clothes, like beating them on stones) here is one:

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/txt/s1470833.htm

I thought maybe yours was for knickers and other delicates...  :lol:  :lol:


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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2006, 09:47:47 PM »
Well Adam, at least I got the studio right. An insulator mayhaps.
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2006, 09:50:06 PM »
Could it be for creating a vacuum of some kind?


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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2006, 11:12:48 PM »
It was stated by Adam that
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... KevH only comes on line late at night ...
That's probably a fair comment. But I do drop in other times to get a look at what's being asked and that leaves me free for a few hours to wonder about things just like everyone else. And then, later, I can come back in the early hours and add my comments just as if I knew the answer straight away. :)

Adam also said that Anne had got close - but was not really there.

And he also gave a big hint (I presume) in saying that I would probably know what the mystery object is. In which case, it has to be something to do with one of my other interests that have been aired in the board from time to time. Recently I could be thought of as having declared some knowledge, and perhaps even an interest in (?), glass dildos.

But the main thing that many folk in here associate me with is ... bird watching. So Anne's bird bath topper-upper is probably what Adam was referring to as the good guess but not right.

Unfortunately, I cannot find another example of one of these on the Internet, to show you. And, just for completeness, I can say that in the Museum of London book on Whitefriars (re: Adam's comment that Whiterfriars made them), there seems to be nothing in the index or in the copies of the design pages, that covers this item.

ok, ok, I'll stop waffling ...

But hang on ... if anyone has a copy of Harold Newman's An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass, try checking page 40. There is a definition (but no image) for an item that reads in part ...
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A hollow receptacle having, projecting horizontally from the bottom, a small spout with an opening on its top  for the ... [blah blah blah] ... that drop down from the container. They were made in England and elsewhere in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I think Adam's version differs from the ones described in the Dictionary in that there is just a small hole in the base, rather than in a horizontal projection.

Can anyone now guess what I think it is? [But please bear in mind that I may well be totally wrong.]
KevinH


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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2006, 11:46:50 PM »
I've split this bit off Lynne's original thread so as not to totally hijack her query... but as it's a glass object for identification it can stay here a while methinks. :)


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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2006, 11:55:02 PM »
Despite all the hints that are far too cryptic for me, I'm going for the glass vase for Bentleys and other such vehicles (way to large I'm thinking for your average volks).

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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2006, 02:11:19 AM »
Kev, you gave it away. Bird feeder.


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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2006, 06:22:12 AM »
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Kev, you gave it away. Bird feeder.

Ingenious, but wrong! :D
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