What Is This Thing!?

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  1. leonsterob

    leonsterob New Member

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    Heya all,

    As part of a (seriously important!) civil service christmas quiz this year, we have been given this picture, and asked what it is. The picture is on our geocities weblink (below). Any help would be much appreciated...
    Kind regards,
    Leon

    http://uk.geocities.com/kw72uk/mysteryphoto1.jpg
     
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  2. MountainPro

    MountainPro New Member

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    it looks like something that has been inside a furnace, and is that molten glass in the center?

    One of those tool you use for blowing glass?


     
  3. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    That is my liver as it appears today.
     
  4. lugger

    lugger New Member

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    part of an old iron fence?
     
  5. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    Close-up of a cruddy chain?
     
  6. rule62

    rule62 New Member

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    The first thing that pops into my head is that it looks like the ornamental accent of a wrought iron gate or park bench.
     
  7. wheelist

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    Yep. my thoughts too. Park bench for sure. Probably.
     
  8. huhenio

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    IT is the wheelist fixed gear bike! .... oh wait .... no it is not.
     
  9. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

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    Sorry Huhenio, I keep meaning to take some photos of it, but keep forgetting what with all the other crap I'm dealing with. I'll be glad when Christmas is over and I can get back to doing nothing but tinkering in the shed.

    I'll try and remember to upload pics over the weekend. It's the only time I see daylight!! :)
     
  10. lumpy

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    I think it's a crusty adjustable jet in a fuel oil burner like a boiler or furnace.
     
  11. flapsupcleanup

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    An automobile tie rod end. Grease in the middle.
     
  12. lwedge

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    It certainly looks like a tie rod end.... The reflection in the water droplet suggests the wheel is off and blue sky's present. Yellow and green ? Shop floor perhaps. ?

    Leon, you better let us know what this is when the answer is revealed.

    Lw
     
  13. MountainPro

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    look, just tell us what it is ya plum.
     
  14. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    A gate hinge.
     
  15. thombo

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    Gotta go with a rained on (or wet) ornamental section of a wrought iron bench.
     
  16. leonsterob

    leonsterob New Member

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    Ladies and gentlemen,thankyou all for your kind responses - it was a close up of the chain from a penny farthing!
    thanks again,
    Leon
     
  17. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    Great!
    What do I win?
    Let me guess, the check is in the mail........:D :D
     
  18. lwedge

    lwedge New Member

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    Aye Corumba !

    Penny farthing ? I didn't know they used chains :confused:
     
  19. lwedge

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    Pour this man a beer !

    :D
     
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