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What Is It (For August) Part 2 **** ANSWER POSTED!! ****
« on: August 13, 2008, 01:40:48 am »
This piece is approximately 9 inches long, made mostly of wood with some metal and glass parts. It was manufactured around 1890.






It has a built-in storage case located underneath....

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 01:49:32 am »
Ok....I'll go first...

I think its a device for looking at diamonds.....

Hey, I didnt see the second picture until I came in here to reply......but now I have, I still think its for damonds.....
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 02:07:13 am »

David, where do you find these strange objects?  :o  I have no ideas what this thing is.  :-\  I guessed  it's a device for inspecting the quality of coal, but the truth is, I simply don't know.  ??? 
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 04:35:08 am »
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 09:16:10 am »
I voted for "device for inspecting diamonds."


What's an egg proofer?  ???

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 09:19:09 pm »
I chose "device for inspecting diamonds,"  but considering I thought the sundial was a sextant ..... :-\

This is fun, David - thanks!

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 09:23:53 pm »
I voted for "device for inspecting diamonds."


What's an egg proofer?  ???



Isn't that what those things are called when they check to see if there's a baby chicken inside the egg? Don't they candle the eggs in a proofer? Or is it just called a candler? Or is it called something ELSE? :laugh:

Now that you all know the "egg proofer" isn't the correct choice we'll move on.... ;) ;D

There's still 9 other choices and plenty of confusion up there for everyone! :D

And to think I grew up in Indiana! Sheesh! :-\ ::) :laugh:
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008, 09:27:26 pm »
I chose "device for inspecting diamonds,"  but considering I thought the sundial was a sextant ..... :-\

This is fun, David - thanks!

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You're welcome Marie! :-*

You know what I thought when I first saw a picture of that thing? I thought it looked like one of those card shuffling machines! Remember those? But I forgot to make it one of the choices. :)

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008, 09:31:45 pm »
David, where do you find these strange objects?   :o  I have no ideas what this thing is.  :-\  I guessed  it's a device for inspecting the quality of coal, but the truth is, I simply don't know.  ??? 

Ain't tellin' ya Kerry! It's a secret!  ;)  8)  :laugh:

Music box with a "light show" feature

You never know Shasta! It really might be a music box with a light show feature! :)


Ok....I'll go first...

I think its a device for looking at diamonds.....

Hey, I didnt see the second picture until I came in here to reply......but now I have, I still think its for damonds.....

I'm glad you saw it Sue! I saw you in here just after I posted the thread and I thought to myself "Oh, I hope she sees that second picture I just added"! I'm glad you saw it. I'm not sure it really helps or offers much information though. I guess we'll find out in a few days! :D




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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2008, 09:32:00 pm »
Now that you all know the "egg proofer" isn't the correct choice we'll move on.... ;) ;D


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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 12:27:45 am »
Isn't that what those things are called when they check to see if there's a baby chicken inside the egg? Don't they candle the eggs in a proofer? Or is it just called a candler? Or is it called something ELSE? :laugh:

Now that you all know the "egg proofer" isn't the correct choice we'll move on.... ;) ;D

There's still 9 other choices and plenty of confusion up there for everyone! :D

And to think I grew up in Indiana! Sheesh! :-\ ::) :laugh:

dang it! I was fixin to guess egg proofer!

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 12:33:08 am »
dang it! I was fixin to guess egg proofer!

*grumble grumble*

Never know Jess....David might be foolin, and that IS what it is.

When I saw "egg proofer" I thought it was something to see if eggs were good or bad (for eating).

But then again, Im a city gal... ::)
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2008, 12:33:38 am »
dang it! I was fixin to guess egg proofer!

*grumble grumble*

What did you end up saying it is, Jess? You can't win a lamb if you don't tell! ;) :D

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2008, 12:36:49 am »
Never know Jess....David might be foolin, and that IS what it is.

When I saw "egg proofer" I thought it was something to see if eggs were good or bad (for eating).

But then again, Im a city gal... ::)

 :laugh:  :laugh:

God, I just LOVE all this confusion I've caused!  :laugh:

Jess, Sue might be on to something here. Maybe you should sit down and think about it for a quick minute. And then tell us what you decided!  :laugh:  ;)  ;D


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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2008, 12:41:07 am »
hmmm...let me think...

what did Kerry pick??

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2008, 01:05:50 am »
ok I picked Microscope slide viewer..

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2008, 01:28:32 am »
ok I picked Microscope slide viewer..

 :P :P

 :laugh: :laugh: No way Jess.............
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2008, 02:22:59 am »
Device for inspecting diamonds.


Now hand out my lamb, David ;D.

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« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2008, 07:38:37 am »
:laugh: :laugh: No way Jess.............

you gonna eat them emoticons when I am strutting around the joint with my fine young lamb here in a minute!

Remember, David is MY best friend.... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2008, 09:23:39 am »
hmmm...let me think...

what did Kerry pick??

I chose a device for inspecting the quality of coal, Jess. I made that choice for a very cynical reason - 'cause it would be the very last thing someone from a BetterMost demographic would pick. But now I'm having second thoughts. It looks too clean to be a coal sorter. I still don't know what it is, though!  ::)
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2008, 10:48:47 pm »
Any more guesses? Because I'll be revealing the answer in the next day or two. So if you haven't made a guess yet, you better do it quick! :D

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2008, 08:27:08 am »
Any more guesses? Because I'll be revealing the answer in the next day or two. So if you haven't made a guess yet, you better do it quick! :D

The numbers always intrigue me with these polls. 182 people have viewed this thread but only 8 people have submitted a vote!  :-\  I guess that means 174 people visited this thread but didn't vote!   ::)

Same thing's happened at my What Is It? thread. To quote an abbreviation I learnt here at BetterMost - WTF!   ???
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2008, 08:58:29 am »
The numbers always intrigue me with these polls. 182 people have viewed this thread but only 8 people have submitted a vote!  :-\  I guess that means 174 people visited this thread but didn't vote!   ::)

Same thing's happened at my What Is It? thread. To quote an abbreviation I learnt here at BetterMost - WTF!   ???

Lots of those hits are guests and "guests". With normal guests I mean actual people who are lurking, but not logged in, therefore can't vote. And "guests" are so called web spiders/web-crawlers/web robots, "an automated software agent that gathers pages from the World Wide Web" (from wikipedia). For example, they look for keywords to categorize sites for search engines.

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2008, 09:20:45 am »

Also, in addition to guest/spider views, many of us have probably visited this thread multiple times.  I know I've checked in on this thread a bunch of times (I don't really know exactly how many), but only voted once.

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2008, 04:15:37 pm »
Yeah, I look in most days, to see what others have voted for and WAITING for David to put up the answer.

Hurry up Daviid, I need to know whether I'm having roast lamb for dinner on Sunday.

But then again are we supposed to watch the sheep, not eat em....


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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2008, 04:32:41 pm »
Okay, I will post the answer a little later this evening. I will give you a hint though. ONE person did answer it correctly!

So somebody will be winning a lamb! :D

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 04:50:18 pm »
Okay, I will post the answer a little later this evening. I will give you a hint though. ONE person did answer it correctly!

So somebody will be winning a lamb! :D



Oh, shit......i looked up at the poll, and 4 people answered the same as me, so I guess I missed out....

looks like I better go out and buy a chicken.
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2008, 05:02:00 pm »
Oh, shit......i looked up at the poll, and 4 people answered the same as me, so I guess I missed out....

looks like I better go out and buy a chicken.

:laugh: :laugh:


Sorry Sue! Yep, only one person guessed correctly.
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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2008, 05:07:50 pm »
I'm going with light refraction (tho I guess diamond inspection would work too) because I think the round insets in the case are for holding lenses.  ???
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2008, 05:11:47 pm »
Hi Lynne! I was hoping we might get a few last minute guessers in here! :D

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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2008, 06:42:49 pm »
Yeah, I look in most days, to see what others have voted for and WAITING for David to put up the answer.

Hurry up Daviid, I need to know whether I'm having roast lamb for dinner on Sunday.

But then again are we supposed to watch the sheep, not eat em....


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YOU EAT THE LAMBS!!!??
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 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2008, 07:19:29 pm »
How observant are you?

If you look closely at the phrase below, you will find clues to the winner of this contest. Remember, the devil is in the details.


Don't feel bad because there was only one lone winner this time. We'll have another What Is It soon, and you'll once again have a chance to be a star and win a lamb. So, allow for happiness to be your state of mind! :D


Can you figure it out?

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2008, 07:30:51 pm »


YOU EAT THE LAMBS!!!??
 :o :o :o

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


 :laugh: :laugh:

I'm with Jess on this one!  If the lambs are a gift from Ennis and Jack, then surely we're supposed to guard our sheep and not eat them.

Lambs are so cute!


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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2008, 12:55:18 am »
How observant are you?

If you look closely at the phrase below, you will find clues to the winner of this contest. Remember, the devil is in the details.


Don't feel bad because there was only one lone winner this time. We'll have another What Is It soon, and you'll once again have a chance to be a star and win a lamb. So, allow for happiness to be your state of mind! :D


Can you figure it out?



I figured it out!! I DID!! I DID!!

I solved your riddle! All by myself! no one even helped me!

DO I get a prize for solving the riddle??!

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2008, 01:25:40 am »
You figured it out Jess?


Who won then? ;)

Here it is again...

Don't feel bad because there was only one lone winner this time. We'll have another What Is It soon, and you'll once again have a chance to be a star and win a lamb. So, allow for happiness to be your state of mind
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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2008, 01:38:57 am »
Notice I made bold the words Lone, Star and State....

Lone Star State.

Lone Star State = Texas.

And who lives in Texas?

JESS!!!

Yup! Jess won the contest! The object is indeed a MICROSCOPE SLIDE VIEWER. It is in fact a Bausch and Lomb Optical Company microscope slide viewer.



So, Jess gets a lamb from Ennis and Jack!





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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2008, 04:29:08 am »
Congratulations to Jess, and thanks to all who participated in this August's second What Is It?!!!

I'll post another What Is It? within the next few days! :D

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« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2008, 04:50:59 am »
No lamb for me :(
I'll never get a whole flock. Oh wait - I already have two! I hope they're a female and a male :laugh:. Then I just have to wait till they're grown up ;D.

Thanks for all the quizzes David :-*. They're fun!

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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2008, 04:56:07 am »
Jessy had a little lamb
Her hubby shot it dead
And now it goes to work with her
Between two bits of bread........


Congratulations Jess......at least this time we dont have to put up with you chucking a sissy fit about losin......... ::) ::)
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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2008, 04:58:33 am »
Thanks David, this is a fun thread......cant wait for the next round.
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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2008, 08:19:29 am »
Notice I made bold the words Lone, Star and State....

Lone Star State.

Lone Star State = Texas.

And who lives in Texas?

JESS!!!

Yup! Jess won the contest! The object is indeed a MICROSCOPE SLIDE VIEWER. It is in fact a Bausch and Lomb Optical Company microscope slide viewer.



So, Jess gets a lamb from Ennis and Jack!







YEE HAW!!!!!



FINALLY it's MINE!! all MINE!!


*Evil maniacal 'mad scientist' laughter!!*

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I am the winner! I am the WINNER! NYAH NYAH NYAH!!!

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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2008, 08:21:08 am »
Jessy had a little lamb
Her hubby shot it dead
And now it goes to work with her
Between two bits of bread........


Congratulations Jess......at least this time we dont have to put up with you chucking a sissy fit about losin......... ::) ::)

your jealousy doesn't bother me!

cause












I am the winner, I am the winner, I am the winner!! nyah nyah nyah!!!!


 ;D ;D




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« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2008, 08:22:15 am »
Thank you David....I even asked Uncle Garry and HE didn't know what it was!

(that isnt' cheating is it?)

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2008, 03:03:10 pm »

David, these games are really fun.  Are we going to have a 3rd round for August?
:)


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« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2008, 05:34:55 pm »
Thank you David....I even asked Uncle Garry and HE didn't know what it was!

(that isnt' cheating is it?)

Of course not Jess! It's not cheating. Several people working together to figure out what it is is called teamwork!! ;) :)

David, these games are really fun.  Are we going to have a 3rd round for August?
:)





Hi Amanda, yeah I'll be posting a new one in the next day or two. :D

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« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2008, 06:26:07 pm »
YEE HAW!!!!!



FINALLY it's MINE!! all MINE!!


*Evil maniacal 'mad scientist' laughter!!*

*Jess doing a happy dance*


I am the winner! I am the WINNER! NYAH NYAH NYAH!!!

Why do I have this vision of Jess standing on a dias....holding her little lamb.....as the flag rises and the national anthem plays........ ::) ::)
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« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2008, 10:01:30 pm »
Notice I made bold the words Lone, Star and State....

Lone Star State.

Lone Star State = Texas.

And who lives in Texas?

JESS!!!

Yup! Jess won the contest! The object is indeed a MICROSCOPE SLIDE VIEWER. It is in fact a Bausch and Lomb Optical Company microscope slide viewer.



So, Jess gets a lamb from Ennis and Jack!







OH poo !!!

I wish I had looked at this one before.It is the only one I knew.We had one at University when I was doing optometry, along with a whole bunch of Bausch and Lomb instruments from ancient to ultra tech.They still make the best spectacle and contact lenses, and the best large optical equipment.I have just kicked myself as I had no clue about the previous two.
I am off to have a big sulk and a small tantrum !!!!
I know , very childish.

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« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2008, 10:03:43 pm »
OH poo !!!

I wish I had looked at this one before.It is the only one I knew.We had one at University when I was doing optometry, along with a whole bunch of Bausch and Lomb instruments from ancient to ultra tech.They still make the best spectacle and contact lenses, and the best large optical equipment.I have just kicked myself as I had no clue about the previous two.
I am off to have a big sulk and a small tantrum !!!!
I know , very childish.


FIONA!!! I wish you would have come in and played along too! But I'll be posting another game in the next day or two, so be sure to jump in and join us, okay? :D

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Re: What Is It (For August) Part 2 **** ANSWER POSTED!! ****
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2008, 10:21:25 pm »
Stand by Fiona, because I'm getting ready to post a new game right now! I'm on dial-up so it will take me a few minutes....

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« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2008, 01:21:12 pm »
Why does it look so obvious once I know the answer?   :laugh:  Great job, David and Congrats to Jess!
Off to look at the new one!

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