Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Friday, May 25, 2012

take a guess what these are--UPDATED




post your guess in the comments column.


Those of you who guessed or knew it was Daxophone tongues are right of course.
I found this image and a lot of amazing other ones at my new favorite site: Things Organized Neatly

66 comments:

Laina said...

Tools for carving clay sculptures.

The Imperfect said...

Shark teeth!? Real guess, hmm, fancy artsy lace tatting shuttles?

Jon Hanna said...

It's what happens when typographers close their eyes.

(I know exactly what it is, and a straight answer would just spoil the game).

notveryalice said...

Bookmarks!

Vicorva said...

Spatuals and kitchen utensils. Best guess.

Josin L. McQuein said...

They're challenge goals for professional-level paper football tournaments.


(I do actually know what they are, but I'm not telling ;-) )

Daniel Bennett said...

Wood models of futuristic clothing designs

Naomi.de.Plume said...
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Michael Seese said...

They all have a single notch in the bottom. I would assume that goes over a rope. And they almost all have a hole in the middle (some have "fingers") through which rope could be pulled.

So I'm going to guess they have something to do with holding the ropes on a sailboat. (I'm sure there's a name for it, but since we're not allowed to Google it...)

Keisha Martin said...

ancient tools, for dentistry, or even worse an incentive tool for making someone talk.

JeffO said...

Variations on the letter 'A'.

M. A. Golla said...

I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW!! *wildly waves hands**

Ebelskiver turners!

I posted an Ebelskiver recipe on my blog awhile back!

http://blog.magolla.com/2012/02/foodie-friday-cheesy-eggs-and.html

sarakmurphy said...

blender attachments?

Quinny said...

Parts of a musical instrument called a Daxaphone. These are tongues.

Sheila Cull said...

They are tools created and manipulated by members of our American Indian population.

This collection appears like they're now being archived, handled with care. They are of course not likely used today.

Sheila Cull

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

Geppetto's early failed attempts at Pinocchio's nose?

Charley said...

Egg beaters, or for other mixing in the kitchen. Maybe bread dough. They're stored on a rack, hence the notch at the bottom. Maybe.

SiSi said...

Ancient wooden tuning forks?

Wry Wryter said...

You know those things you use to dieffenback your double-sniveliever, they are not them.

I know but I'm not telling.

Neener, neener, neener,

Nathan Rudy said...

Parts of a loom or knitting machine.

ProfeJMarie (Janet Rundquist) said...

I think they have something to do with pasta... for shaping the different pastas.

vitaro said...

Hammers to play a hammer dulcimer

Ali Trotta said...

They look like some kind of alphabet. Whatever they are, they're pretty. Beautiful craftsmanship.

sam said...

Ancient Chinese playdough shaping tools or maybe flashy cheese knives.

BossLadyBayly said...

No idea, but they're beautiful!

Maria Bogade said...

My guess would be these are weaver's shuttles ... but maybe I am completely wrong about this!

Michelle McLean said...

woodblocks for making letters...of some sort or language? :D

Stephen Parrish said...

Ancient Mayan clothes hangers.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Toothpicks, featuring weapons from all generations of Star Trek

LD Masterson said...

Not sure, but I think I saw a couple of those in my doctor's examining room.

Kelly Barnes said...

Hrrummpf -- Why you…you’ve stolen the family crests from the royal vaults of Atlantis! December isn’t soon enough. You’ve doomed us all!

Owp -- no false alarm, they’re sculpting tools. Sheww, you had me worried.

Surly Jason said...

Pre-Colombian barbeque utensils.

Heather Hawke said...

Cheese knives?

I like vitaro's hammered dulcimer guess - I play one, poorly. However, I don't suppose I'd sound any worse using one of these implements.

Steve Forti said...

Could cheat and say "daxophone tongues", but where's the fun in that?

I find them much more interesting as varying difficulty levels in the prehistoric version of "shoot the water gun in the clown's mouth to make the balloon grow" carnival game.

The Billfish Report said...

Former Trees.

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Love all these comments. My guess: weaving tools.

Dale Bishop said...

BDSM toys, used mainly for light spanking in lieu of paddles.

Jared Boren said...

These are the world's worst rowing oars...

JES said...

The one invariant feature is the notch, which is ALWAYS in the same position and is ALWAYS the same size or shape. (As someone above mentioned, they also all have a hole in them... but the hole varies in size, shape, and proportion of the surface area.) I conclude from this that the notch is the one mission-critical feature, probably the one most intimately connected with the objects' purpose. And, I'm guessing, the notch is meant to FIT some other object... Wish I knew how big these were!

Hmm... Well, that's all I can come up with for now.

LorelieLong said...

Protective spikes for fences surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

Liesl Shurtliff said...

My first guess was gun parts, and then I thought some ancient musical instruments.

Elissa M said...

Okay, I didn't know what they were, but I took a guess based on the comments and found out.

All I can say is, they look a lot prettier than they sound.

Cynthia Ivers said...

Dential implements for masochists!

Lauri Meyers said...

Brain pickers editors use to pry good books out of our feeble writing brains.

Basil Sands said...

It's a wooden model. I had something like that as a kid, except mine was a dinosaur.

This model though is a more adult one I saw in a local hobby shop recently.

In this case, if you stack them in the right order it's a 3-Dimensional bust of Willie Nelson smoking a joint with Bill Clinton (who is trying not to inhale).

Basil Sands said...

Oh...wait...or maybe its just a bunch of funky salad tossing forks.

SWILUA said...

My first guess was an alphabet. But then everything looked like an A. So I caved and googled. As to whether or not I was right or wrong? All I can say: Yes.

delilah s. dawson said...

Dinglehoppers? DINGLEHOPPERS!

Aimee L. Salter said...

Things that make something if you stick them on another thing all at the same time?

Artemis Grey said...

Since they all have the same shape cut out at the bottom, I'm guessing they're designed to fit down onto the edge of something. Maybe a line of them. Or they attach to each other and form an animal or somesuch, like a 3-D model. Possibly of something like a shark... :)

But they'd make great bookmarks.

Bellamama said...

I think they are animals. See, the little notched part on the bottom--those are the legs. The holes are eyes or, in some cases, ears/antlers/etc.

But I also want to say they are bookmarks. I've seen some like this--I even have one like this!

They are so beautiful!

Marsha Sigman said...

Bottle openers. I'll take a Corona Light with a lime wedge.

www.roughwighting.net said...

The alphabet of an alien species, left on Earth hundreds of years ago and found in an Egyptian crypt.

cam.robbins said...

Kitchen utensils...specifically those pasta measuring thingies.

Jenna said...

Dinglehoppers ha. My guess is net weaving tools.

Judith Gonda said...

Salad tongs? I'd guess Scandinavian designed. They come in pairs and can hook together to better serve salads.

The Writer Librarian said...

chopstick prototypes?

STaitel said...

Deviices used to force people to listen to Vogon poetry.

AguiLeon said...

for health

Peter DeHaan said...

This are an artist’s interpretation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics recently uncovered in a dig near the Egyptian border with Sudan. Roughly translated, it says “Don’t forget to read Janet Reid’s blog.”

Jennifer said...

Samples for Ms. Reid's new tribal-inspired balustrade in the summer house in the Hamptons.

Terri Lynn Coop said...

My first thought was Russel Wright salad tong sets. My second thought . . . "wow, those are cool and I have no flipping idea . . ."

Terri

Marty said...

Hammers for a musical instrument such as a piano or dulcimer.

Terri Lynn Coop said...

Ha! Found it on Google! Still have no real clue, but have the name. I like Russel Wright salad tongs better.

Terri

Lukkydivs said...

Amazed at all the creative thoughts here!

Looked like guns to me, prima facie :D

http://www.thecolorsofmysoul.com

Amethyst Greye Alexander said...

Honestly, they look like designs for eyeglasses ear-pieces.