Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s This?

This post is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week Cee is asking us to share a picture or two that we think the viewer might not be able to recognise. Here are my two pictures:

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Can anyone guess what they are? Leave your answers in the comments.

27 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: What’s This?

      1. I thought it was a hearth tool, but what was throwing me off was the appearance of strap attachment extending to the right.


    1. You’re right on the first one but not the second, I’m afraid. Its some fireplace tools – a claw for grabbing coal and part of a brush. πŸ™‚


  1. I reckon an oil lamp and the second one is some sort of exciting medieval torture device πŸ™‚ Or maybe a back scratcher or something to use in a coal fire.

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    1. You’re right with the oil lamp and you got there in the end with the second picture – its a shot of part of a hearth tidy with a number of fireplace tools. The star shape is a claw for grabbing hot coals. It would probably make an effective torture device, though, and I’ll have to remember it next time I’m in need of a back scratcher!

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    1. You’re right with the first one. It is an old oil lamp. The second one is what we’ve always called a hearth tidy – a collection of fireplace tools. The star shape is part of a claw for picking up hot coals.


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