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Old 06-14-2009, 03:12 AM   #11981
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What is this?

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Old 06-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #11982
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[QUOTE=les;828860]What is this?




Is it some kind of fancy plumb bob?
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:50 AM   #11983
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no not a plumb bob..but I can see what you mean
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #11984
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looks like a little rocket
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:34 PM   #11985
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Apparently it moves through either air or water. Is it water?

No, wait... forget the above... The little stand looks more like a permanent display stand, not a way to store a tool that you drag through water for some reason. Therefore I guess it's a useful thing that's merely in the shape of a miniature torpedo, bomb, rocket or whatnot. I don't see any dials on torpedos, using Google images.

Given the little dials, maybe it's a desk gadget that tells the temperature & humidity?

But what about the tip? Looks like a protector cap on it.

My final answer: Is it a pen, and the little dials are just decoration? (But if a pen, what's with the little eye on the top? Maybe you stick the cap on the other end when you want to write?)
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:56 PM   #11986
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looks like a little rocket
not a rocket
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:04 PM   #11987
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It's a flow meter.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:37 PM   #11988
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It's a flow meter.
yep..you're up, it was thrown out the stern of a ship to measure speed
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:06 AM   #11989
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Put On your Thinking Caps!

Guess what this tool is! It has a specific purpose.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #11990
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Making buttons or snaps?
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