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Wife Bought This At A Flea Market And We Can't Figure Out What It Is

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by BlacklabberMike, May 13, 2018.

  1. BlacklabberMike

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    Made of pine and has two pieces of cast metal....
    One at the top that kind of looks like a steeple and one at the bottom that looks like some sort of tray.
    It was pretty dirty so i cleaned it with denatured alcohol and wiped on a coat of gel varnish...
    beats me what it's used for but the woman that sold it to her said it had something to do with laundry....


    anyone have an idea?
     
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    A huge phallic symbol.
     
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    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Kind of blurry, looks like a holy water fount. Holds a small amount and Catholics dip their fingers before performing the sign of the cross. It would be just outside the entrance to the church.
     
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  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Sure... if YOU are just as out of focus as the original picture.... LOL!
     
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    I believe it’s called a Clover Johnson
     
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    That was my thought too about the holy water thing. Hard to say without a clearer picture where you can see the metal parts.
     
  7. BlacklabberMike

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    here's a better picture....
    i think it might have to do with a church... maybe a bowl in the bottom part for holy water, but the top
    is still a mystery.... it doesn't appear to be missing any pieces except that little ear on the bottom right

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    or maybe it held those extra long matches used to light candles and you could put
    an offering in the bottom part
     
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  8. MiamiDave

    MiamiDave You Can't Handle the Truth

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    Next time you're in Vegas, bring it to Pawn Stars.

    "It's the holder for the Chalice of Junta, last known to be in possession of Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades in the 12th Century. It's considered to be one of the most coveted artifacts in the world. I'm not sure how you located it, but I'll give you $32 for it. I'd give you more, but it's just really not in the greatest condition."
     
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    My wife just said it’s a bottle opener; you pop the cap on the top and the caps fall into the tray at the bottom.
     
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    So is the top thing a bottle opener? We had them mounted everywhere when I was a kid, seems like a long fall to catch a cap. Unless there was advertising in the middle.
     
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    Doesn't look like it was a one off piece. Especially at the bottom. Looks like it was a part of something bigger?
     
  12. BlacklabberMike

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    not a bottle opener
     
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    I've seen bottle openers similar to that but that's not what's in the picture. It does look like a candle holder we used to have at church that would have the candle of the church season.
     
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    Maybe a place to put out those matches after lighting candles? It's been too long for me to remember where the lit match was put out.
    My memory of Holy Water was a brass or copper bowl on a stand.
     
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    Maybe it’s upside down, looks like there is a wall mounting hole at the bottom which would be the top if hung with one screw?
     
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    Might be a long shot but if you post to facebook or something like that and right click you can do a google search on the image and may show up more pics where those say what it is.
     
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    The ends look like a trefoil cross which is a popular symbol in Christianity. If it is it would be missing a piece. I'm posting it on Reddit to see if they know.
     
  18. BlacklabberMike

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    thanks... i don't like using Assbook for anything much at all
     
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    If more churches had bottle openers like this one, I'd go more often :)
     
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    "It looks like a clothing drying rack. This is a really common form for them. It's upside down and missing the slats and rod that makes up the mechanical components. Wooden slats would seat through each of those slots near the bottom, attached to a metal piece that's on a rod which runs from that top cone down to the other piece and when the metal piece is slid up the arms slide out the top."

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