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What is It? Game 14

Today's collaboration with What is It? blog brings us this mysterious object: guess what it is and win a Free Neatorama T-Shirt!

Game rule is easy: leave your guess in the comment section (post no URL please, let others play). One more pic (and dimension info) at the What is it Blog?

Update 3/9/07: Here's the answer:

Cap bombs, a paper cap is inserted into the opening and then the device is dropped on the ground to detonate it. The one on the right is Admiral Dewey.

Congrats to Kent #23 who got it right!


it's one of those money purse-carrying fobs that asians used to wear when they had those kimonos and yukatas on or whatever. The string on those things is put on your belt, and then your purse could hang off of that by the purse strings.
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A device what put in windows to maintain them openings. They are in colonial style Briton used at houses of colonial India.
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They actually look something like bird calls. The parts are rubbed together to make a chirping sound. Maybe that's why the guy's face looks like a cat?
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I don´t know what it is, but the man looks like kaiser Wilhelm ( have a look at wikipedia: www.kleinurl.de/?nlprn0ea ).
greetings from germany, chris
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I think it's a childs cap toy. You insert the cap into the toy, then drop the toy onto the sidewalk. The striker moves up and sets off the cap.
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displayed are two pieces of a latch system, most likely for a window. the head is the face of hanuman, one of the hindu gods.
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Is cord stop the right word? The little thing that tightens a bag or adjusts an item of clothing with a draw string closure--it grips rather than ties. cord grip? cord stop? cord toggle? banana?
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Thanks jonno!

They are what the blind use to vote with while holding a bananna, pulling the blinds close, and unlocking it with a key.
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