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.

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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.

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    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. 🙂

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  1. I reckon an oil lamp and the second one is some sort of exciting medieval torture device 🙂 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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