25+ Weird Things Explained Simply

“Anyone have any idea as to what this long narrow board is supposed to be? Found in a kitchen of an older apartment.”

“Usually to clamp something onto — like a meat grinder.”

“Mounted on a wall in a hotel room. It is rigid, no articulations for movement. The hotel staff is not sure if it is decorative or functional.”

“It’s a hanger. A really goofy, artistic hanger. The gold bits are for you to put stuff over like jackets or bags, and there’s even a bar at the bottom to lay stuff over like gloves.”

“Can anyone identify this object sitting on my uncle-in-law’s highchair in the early 1960s?”

“It’s a toy hammer.”

“Small torpedo-shaped metal and wood thing about the size of a pair of sunglasses. Mounted for display, found in an Airbnb with several others.”

“Google Lens brings up cedar plug fishing lure”

“Marked under home goods. Wooden, hammers clack together when shaken.”

“Tric-Ballac Italian percussion instrument.”

“Returned from out of town with a box addressed to us. Present??? Receipt attached to box $259…sweet present!”

“These are pieces of a bike rack. The rubber with holes loops around the tabs on the plastic pieces, which are shaped to cradle the tubes of a bicycle. Obviously, these would be mounted on a frame that would rest on the back of the car. I have a rack that has pieces that look just like that.”

“A solid metal thing found in a farming museum — it has rubber straps and chains.”

“A bull/horse blinder”

“An oblong wooden object with grooves and a hole in it came in a box with a grain mill but didn’t belong to the machine.”

“It looks almost like a massive honey dipper.”

“This metal sphere has 4 telescopic arms and nothing else, no markings either.”

“I think it’s one of these phone holders.”

“A wooden tool with comb-like prongs, 3 glass vials positioned behind the prongs, and a small handle behind the vials.”

“That looks like someone took a berry picker and turned it into a decorative bud vase.”

“A foam rubber promo item from the local water authority — what is it for?”

“YVW Water Watchers! Initiative to remind children to conserve water when possible.”

“What is this thing? Found it in the cloakroom of an old country house.”

“It is a boot jack and is used to remove boots.”

“Found in a junk drawer, we have no idea what it’s supposed to hold.”

“It’s a curling iron cover. The loop goes under the ‘arm’ of the curling iron.”

“This metal piece is attached to the wall in a WC in my Airbnb in France.”

“It’s a magazine rack installed upside down…”

“This washed up on the beach. It’s very heavy but seems to barely float. It’s about 3-4 feet long and looks like fiberglass on the outside, but not completely sure.”

“It is an outrigger for trolling. You attach a long line to it, carrying it away from the side of the boat so you can put out 2 long lines at once. Used for tuna and swordfish in the gulf stream.”

“My boyfriend found this in his backyard. It appears to be a medal of some sort? Theres nothing on the back of it.”

“Definitely a hub cap for a carriage wheel. The flange is at the surface of the hub, and the decorated area is pressed back in. Probably fell off a carriage at some point, and no one noticed.”

“I received this for Christmas — hollow metal tubes that swing around when you move it and 2 plastic hooks.”

“It’s a space saving multi-hanger.”

“What is this small, curved, metallic object? It’s about 2 inches across, it’s engraved, and probably stainless steel. Found in a box of various tools and hardware.”

“It’s a boot tipper, like for cowboy boots.”

“2 small wooden spools wrapped with a leather strap. When you turn the handle, both spots spin.”

“Sterling silver, 6 inches long, a small compartment on the back.”

“There should be some small holes on the edge. It’s a salt and pepper shaker, one of a pair, Japanese. The image is a pair of sailboats with Mt. Fuji in the background.”

“It was a Christmas present with no tags. It’s like a bag, closed at the bottom but with 2 uneven handles, and the long handle won’t go through the short one.”

“It’s a Japanese knot bag.”

“Ceramic cylinder, approximately 15 inches tall, 6-inch diameter with 2 valves on the bottom and a cast iron mounting bracket.”

“It would appear to be a Lye jar for cleaning milking machine lines, but I can’t find how it works.”

“What is this plastic cylinder with numbers?”

“Pencil holder with a calendar”

“Yellow metal things, suspected wheel chocks?”

“Car lots use them to put under tires and tie balloons. We called them balloon anchors or balloon tie-downs.”

“10” x 6″ fired clay, ~3lbs. mounting brackets on one side only, cavities run through the length of it.”

“This is a heating element section for a kiln.”

“I found this strange foam shape on the side of the sidewalk. The bottom part is pretty sturdy but the top part with all of the holes is very squishy.”

“Half of a Magic barber sponge brush”

“Wooden vertical slot shelf thing. 5 ft by 4 ft. Wooden and on wheels.”

“Used for storing mat board for picture framing and art projects, whole pieces in the bottom slots and scraps, once cut, in the top. The diagonal top is used to put your artwork or print on to try different combinations.”

“Green glass cylinder, hollow with a decorated base — 27 cm (10”) high & 11 cm (4.3″) diameter at the base.”

“It’s a slide for a water pipe.”

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