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What Is It? game 235



It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Put on your thinking cap and figure out what the pictured items are -or just make up something ridiculous!

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. Post no URLs or weblinks, as doing so will forfeit your entry. Two winners: the first correct guess and the funniest (albeit ultimately wrong) guess will win T-shirt from the NeatoShop.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, okay? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

For more clues, check out the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: the items in question are indeed hitching blocks, they were carried in buggies and wagons to hitch horses to when there were no trees in the area. The first with the correct answer was Steve Pauk, who wins a t-shirt for knowing that. The funniest answer (and clever, too) came from jazzypig, who said this is A selection of “grudges”. These have handles, so that they’re easier to hold. That's worth a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! You'll find the answers to all this week's mystery items at the What Is It? blog. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Those should somehow be used for making bells or bells molds. I think the different parts should be somehow connected one for the other to make the whole bell or bells mold.
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I think these are ancient clothing irons. No wonder clothes from back in the day were immaculately pressed; these things are heavy!

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Have you ever seen those old ads in the back of postwar-era magazines that said, "Surefire way to kill cockroaches- $12.95 to PO Box 6430 Rockville, IL?" Yeah, well, these are what they'd send you.
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Most people know about dutch ovens. But what they aren't aware of is the fact that the dutch used to make EVERYTHING out of cast iron if they were wealthy enough to afford such a luxury. Here we have examples of (from back left to front right): a gentleman's hat, a throw pillow (with a dual purpose handle/securing hook), a plain bed pillow, a cereal bowl, a milk jug, a young girl's sunhat, a purse, another youth sunhat, and a woman's sunhat. Wearing such items or having them in one's house was a major status symbol.

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An assortment of cast-iron thinking caps so no one can steal your guesses before you post them in the "What Is It?" game. <|:-}

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Those are eighteenth-century cast-iron hats that wealthy women wore as a symbol of prestige. They had a servant hold the hat so it wouldn't crush their head, thus displaying their wealth and status.

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Those are professional grade dingus-bobbers for determining standard dingus trajectories. Not for use by amateurs dingus determiners--operators must be licensed.

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Ooh! That's the first table at the popular "Handles Of The World" museum in Handelburg, Germany.

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Ah! This is from the National Museum of Paranoid Big Brother-o-phobes. This is classic headgear for keeping transmissions out of ones head! Although heavier than the now common used tinfoil, these bad boys were very effective at warding off aliens, big brother, FBI or just about anyone of the millions of organizations intent on reading thoughts.
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These are TanzenKopfeldingen, or Bavarian Dancing weights. Each spring the dancers would gather on the thinning ice of the Titsensee and perform their dance, repeatedly while carrying heavier and heavier weights. When the first one broke through the ice, sinking to the bottom while clutching the weight, the dance ended.

I don't think they do it anymore, because of Hitler or something.

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They are an old weight scales, if i´m wrong congratulations for your site i´ve almost see it every day, i´m write from Colombia.

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They are tortilla warmers -- I've seen various ones at restaurants where they bring a stack of tortillas in such a container to your table to keep them warm.

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AHHHHHH! Multiple test versions of Neatorambot's predecessors' feet. For shame, designers are cannibals.

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Look like the counterweights used back in the day on balance-beam type scales for weighing cotton (or other agricultural commodity) that used to hang up in my Grandfather's barn.
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Another easy one, those are antique Chinese food takeout containers, this is pre styrofoam and cardboard, so they are made of iron and other metals. Keeps your Chicken Chow Mien nice and hot!

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Clearly these are counterweights for Jabba the Hutt's food scale. He needs to keep his sluggish figure after all!

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They're ceremonial bells given to the woman of the ancient Chinese Mosuo tribe. They're attached to wedding anklets and are usually very heavy. They are very effective in keeping gossip in town to a minimum.

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I believe it is a Horse Tether Weight to be tied around the reins to keep your horse and buggy in place when therewas not hitching post . Much like a portable parking brake.

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