QuickQuiz Pictures Game 29

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all .....................

    I found three pics!


    Good luck!




    Later, y'all ................

    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Looks like you found stuff from the kitchen. Pic number one looks like
    molds for cake or Jello. Pic number two looks vaguely ecclesiastical. And
    it has numbers on it. Maybe it's some form of water clock. The monks
    used them centuries ago so they'd know when to say the appropriate prayers.

    Pic number three looks like chocolates. Gordon says they're truffles.
    Well, some truffles are sold at candy shops.

    Congratulations on finding such interesting pics to ponder.

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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Thank you. I'd like to thank my wonderful director and my fabulous
    co star and all the little people who helped me, Oh wait! Wrong speech.

    I'm looking around to see if I can find some mystery pics to post too, Diane.

  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Here are more items for your viewing pleasure. What can you say about them?
    Do you recognize them? Ever used, owned, borrowed any? You can't see
    all of the last item. It generally ranged in length from about 6 to 12 inches.





  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, Rock!

    I'll submit a guess, or two ........

    1... some type of musical instrument?

    2... I don't know!

    3... A vintage perfume bottle?

    4... What a machine! Typesetting, newspapers?

    5... A hat pin?

    Whew, those were ... and still are ... tough to recognize.

    Those are my guesses. Great post!

    Diane :D
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Good guesses. The first is a flugelhorn which is very similar to the cornet or
    trumpet. The main difference is that it has a more mellow sound. Kinda
    halfway between the trumpet and the French horn. If you want to hear
    a flugelhorn, you can find same on Youtube. I meant to put some comment
    about "not a trumpet, but a relative". As is often the case nowadays, I

    The little tubes in pic two contain flypaper. It would have been a better
    puzzle if I had found a picture with something to give scale. Used
    to see these often when I was a kid. We used them back in the 80s
    when we rented a house with an old fashioned pantry that had moths
    in it. Very effective, and we didn't have to spray "poison in the pantry".
    Sounds like a title for a mystery, huh?

    The beautiful blue glass object is an ink well from the late 1800s. The
    price tag said $625. But perfume bottle was a good guess.

    The machine is a mimeograph. All our tests and information sheets in
    both grade school and high school were churned out on these devices.
    First one typed a stencil. It was then wound around the drum. When
    the machine was cranked, the message was transferred to the paper.
    The ink was always lavender and very faint. You needed good eyesight
    in our school.

    Decades later I was on the staff for the law school paper. We used
    the same sort of machine. The one in the picture is from 1918.

    Yes, you're right about the hat pin. I had another picture which showed
    a vase with 3 or 4 hat pins stored therein. When I tried to post the
    pic here, it somehow disappeared.

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
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  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Gonna guess again without first reading.
    1. Pudding shapes?
    2. Looks like an old gasspump type of thing
    3. Chocolate ball Or Bliss ball or a word we can't use anymore these days, we also have them filled with cream.

    Edit: looking at it again the second one could also be some kind of oil lamp clock type thing though that would be an awefull lot of oil sipped up in one hour.... hmmmm

    Gonna read through your comments now and find out.
  9. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Rocks items:
    1. Bugle, my brother has played trombone in highschool.
    2. Fly catchers, yucky mean things that must be horrible to be stuck on :p
    3. Some kind of perfume? Eau de cologne...
    4. Without looking to good at it my first guess is some kind of a pasta machine
    5. The length has me puzzled, I was thinking maybe some kind of seal to press in wax but it wouldn't need that length...
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    More good guesses, Soul. Pasta machine is a reasonable guess. The pasta machines
    I've seen on the TV cooking shows look smaller than the mimeograph. But, of course,
    there's no scale to these pics. I have seen pics of large mimeograph machines that
    stood on the floor. Like some modern copy machines. All the ones I encountered
    face to face were table models.

    What kind of trombone did you brother play? Slide? I read the musicians in Italy
    used the valve trombones. That's what they had for the premier of Verdi's Aida.
    Far as I can tell, they sound the same.

    Here's a pic of an old fashioned gas pump with a glass top. Used to see these
    occasionally when I was a kid in the 1940s. Does kinda resemble the oil clock.

    Hugs Everydobby