Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mystery objects

  1. Dec 6, 2007 #1

    wolram

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2007 #2

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    570 looks like an old typewriter case, but the dimensions are too small. Perhaps a salesman's sample case?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2007 #3

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    #228 looks like it could be a compass or folding t-square (or both?). It sure would be easier to fit into a toolbox that way!

    Evo, note that the masks also go with #570...and I think that's more the question of what those are about than the case they're in.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2007 #4

    Chi Meson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    471 looiks like part of some cypher device. Like enigma, you know? the German WWII unbreakable code maker? It had wheels inside wheels that changed the code as it was being used, and only another identical machine could unscramble the code? That and British intelligence?
     
  6. Dec 6, 2007 #5

    wolram

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Do you think the wooden part of the first item (436) is just for storage, display?
     
  7. Dec 6, 2007 #6

    Moonbear

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    When I look at that, I think, "Do not fold, SPINDLE, or mutilate." (Instructions given regarding the answer sheets at the beginning of every standardized exam.) The pointy ends make me think it might be a fancy spindle...an old way of keeping receipts from flying away by stabbing them onto a stick.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2007 #7

    wolram

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Why would 00, 99, 88, be the same?
     
  9. Dec 6, 2007 #8

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Oh, well, they're molds, but what final use I can't imagine.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2007 #9
    1) Decoration
    2) Decoration
    3) A bench hammer
    4) Decoration
    5) Decoration
    6) Decoration
    7) Decoration
    8) Decoration
    9) Decoration
    10) Decoration
    11) Decoration
    12) Decoration
    13) Decoration
    14) Decoration
    15) Decoration
     
  11. Dec 6, 2007 #10

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    :rofl: :rofl:
     
  12. Dec 7, 2007 #11

    Chi Meson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    That's what they want you to think!
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Mystery objects
  1. Mystery Spot (Replies: 7)

  2. The Mystery of Sound (Replies: 23)

  3. Thanksgiving Mystery (Replies: 16)

  4. The Mysterious Box (Replies: 3)

Loading...