05 June 2020

Can you identify this strange metal object?


From the WhatIsThisThing subreddit.  Relevant photo here and gif here.

12 comments:

  1. my guess would be just jewelry... a fancy bracelet. It makes me think of a project someone would do to show off their skill.

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  2. I'm fairly certain that it's the top part of one of these: https://imgur.com/gallery/ASDLWeK

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  3. It’s the top of an old beaded bag purse. Beaded bag attaches to bottom

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  4. Jo is right, it is the expandable top to a coin purse, sort of gathered when closed, and opens up to access contents. Mine was made with soft white leather, beading was also very popular in the same period.

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  5. Oil filter replacement tool?

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  6. I have an old purse that has a top like this.

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    1. I missed the gif my first time through- that is exactly what mine looks like! I thought it was a secret flask at first.

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  7. that is kind of unfair, because not all the parts are there.

    I-)

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    1. The easy road often has the poorest scenery, reach for the stars from below the sparrow's nest.

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    2. Who are you? Robert Hunter the Second?

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  8. The linked gif makes it clear that Jo Staggs-Neel is correct, doesn't it?

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    1. Yes. I wasn't trying to hide the answer; I linked to the answer.

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