Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another of Joe's Finds From the Swap

I don't know what this is, but it is beautiful in a well-used way and very heavy, so we'll use it as a door stop.

I'm hoping that Cathy, this blog's Honorary Internet Researcher, can solve the mystery...


  1. What does the bottom look like? What is that part made of?

  2. i believe it is a pestle.

  3. That's one of my guesses, too. I'm also thinking about a handle from some kind of tool. That's why I'd like to know what the bottom layer is.

  4. OK, I've added a couple more views. The white trim is a tightly bound heavy twine, held in place with a rubbery glue substance. And the bottom shows up in the final pic above.

    I bet you both are right about the pestle, but I'm also going to e-mail the pics to friends with a boat to see if it is any kind of marina tool...

    Thanks for helping to figure this out!

  5. Now I think it's a stopper of some kind, which was one of the things I thought about yesterday and included in an Internet search.

    These views make it more interesting, because I wouldn't have guessed the narrowed shape.

    Marine is a good idea. I also emailed a bunch of interesting people yesterday, but nothing yet.

  6. Our Honorary Researcher in action! She'll crack this case yet!