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Posted: 9/6/2010 6:52:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 10:50:25 AM EDT by cjk]
I had a few loads of fill hauled in from an old factory where they are redoing the parking lot. After a rain I found a few old bottles and other junk including these.
Any idea what they are?


OMG!!!

Have I unearthed a stash of FLUX CAPACITORS?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:53:06 AM EDT
maybe window sash weights
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:57:09 AM EDT
dikfer
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:59:34 AM EDT
Taggity.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:00:04 AM EDT
definitely a dikfir and a henway
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:04:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:05:33 AM EDT
Definitely not a dikfer. I guess if I smoothed them up they could make an adequate substitute.

They look like cast metal but are very light. Also have a metallic "tink" when tapped. One is covered with something that feels like mortar, looks like cast iron but is not heavy and is fairly crumbly.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:07:35 AM EDT
Damn!

How did I just know that dikfer and henway would be in the first 5 answers?

I must be psychotic or something!


(The 80%ers are out in force today)
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:07:40 AM EDT


`1800s possum toys
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:09:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FreeBear:


`1800s possum toys


Very possible, the factory dates back to 1860.

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:16:04 AM EDT
The ends of carbon electrode rods?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:16:37 AM EDT
Call 'American Pickers' stat. You have nineteenth century antique dildos.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:18:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 7:19:22 AM EDT by Gun_Crank]
They look like boring bars. Used on Lathes. I'll get a pic in a minute.

The one on the left looks like it has a set screw mark on it.

ETA:
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:21:58 AM EDT
They look like carbon electrodes from a foundry, one still has slag on it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:27:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:33:21 AM EDT
parts of a flux capacitor
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:35:42 AM EDT
Those are used to reinforce treasure chests.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:41:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
The ends of carbon electrode rods?


I'm going with this
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:45:24 AM EDT
Spent fuel rods... uh oh
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:58:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TC6969:
Damn!

How did I just know that dikfer and henway would be in the first 5 answers?

I must be psychotic or something!


(The 80 87%ers are out in force today)

Fixed it for ya...

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:58:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 7:59:19 AM EDT by flatfender]
Double tap...



Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:59:58 AM EDT
Boring bars...the one on the right has an adapter to fit in a larger tool holder.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:03:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mamacujo:
Spent fuel rods... uh oh


Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:07:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cjk:
I had a few loads of fill hauled in from an old factory where they are redoing the parking lot. After a rain I found a few old bottles and other junk including these. <a href="http://img442.imageshack.us/i/p1000362y.jpg/" target="_blank">http://a.imageshack.us/img442/811/p1000362y.jpg</a>
Any idea what they are?


OMG!!!

Have I unearthed a stash of FLUX CAPACITORS?


Prehistoric Fleshlights??
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:08:29 AM EDT
Please post pic of cast iron dildos with a gun next to them for size reference.

Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:08:56 AM EDT
Carbon electrodes. The green at the top (cupric carbonate?) is where the electrode was attached to a copper conductor.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:11:46 AM EDT
When posting "what is it" pics, it helps to place a common object in the picture for scale (penny, dollar bill, tape measure, Dillo, etc).
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:14:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By flatfender:

Originally Posted By TC6969:
Damn!

How did I just know that dikfer and henway would be in the first 5 answers?

I must be psychotic or something!


(The 80 87%ers are out in force today)

Fixed it for ya...






I guess it could be as high as 87%.

80 was just an estimate in the first place.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 9:12:58 AM EDT
I am thinking some kind of electrode.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:49:27 AM EDT
A carbon electrode used in a foundry makes sense. There was a foundry on the property years ago. Are there any other uses for them or are they just junk?



Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:00:55 AM EDT
its a dickfe...............oh nevermind
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:16:09 AM EDT
Kanibbling pins
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:26:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 11:30:37 AM EDT by Schadenfreuda]

Originally Posted By Chokey:
maybe window sash weights

Not maybe. They are.

Some of them used to have a concrete jacket.


Originally Posted By XJ:
When posting "what is it" pics, it helps to place a common object in the picture for scale (penny, dollar bill, tape measure, Dillo, etc).

Nope...this.



Or this. CLOSED, as in NOT with the tape out.


Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:30:43 AM EDT
From original pic the one on the left is a sash weight and the one on the right appears to be a mattayoo.
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