Friday, May 2, 2008

Whatzit: May 2, 2008

Welcome to the return of Friday Whatzits, and boy do I have a good one for you.

In this game, I give you a photo - either of a whole object, or a small part of an object, and you get to guess what it is. Then, sometime early next week, I reveal the identity of the object! Today is a whole object, a mystery object for you to guess.

(Click on photos to see larger versions)
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This unpleasant looking device is made of metal.

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It has a hinge which allows the opening to be adjusted.

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So.... what is it?


May said...

I'm gonna guess: hoof spikes for battle horses!

jeff said...

From the time of its invention in 1809 up until the civil war, the swingbarb was used by whaling ships for unspeakable purposes.