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What Is It Wednesday? Week 10

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by KillRamsey, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    A fresh shot, full of obscuring bokeh, just for you all. Have at it.

    How this is played?

    Each member gets one guess. The answer will be revealed on the following Tuesday. The first correct guess has the honour of submitting the image for the next challenge. Sometimes there will be more than one thing in the photo or more than one way to accurately describe what the photo represents. The original poster will be the final judge of who is "most correct".

    Enjoy!

    20703427882_8bb1c84b19_b. WIIW-19AUG2015.jpg by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
  2. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    294
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Some kind of door hardware
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm not what the word for it is. It's not wainscotting..... or a chair rail, but the same kinda thing. Except higher up on the wall. It's used for displaying decorative plates or knick knacks. My guess is that these would be common from a certain era home around Boston.
     
  4. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    294
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    I was thinking of "getting an assist" on this one by sending the photo to my son. He and his wife lived in East Cambridge for 4 years in a place built in 1866 (the earliest record I could find for the building).
     
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  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Ok, this one may have been TOO obscure, so let me hint a little...

    1. It's not from Boston. It's from Atlanta GA, though you could've found these in office buildings across America when it was made.
    2. It's from the 1960s, approximately, and I will say that this type of thing is still widely in use, but NO ONE makes them like this anymore.
    3. You're looking at it from one end... it doesn't look anything like this if rotated 90 degrees. And in fact, if rotated even a degree or two in that photo, it would've been pretty obvious that it's not as small / thin as it looks here.
     
  6. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    558
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    A ruler / measure of some kind ?

    -R
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    for clarification, Kyle. Is the item just the vertical piece? It looks like the horizontal bit beneath it is a part of the whole.
     
  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Both the vertical and the horizontal piece are part of it. It is photographed here balanced on a green bike rack, not because it has anything to do with bikes, but because that's where I could find a place to photograph it in peace.
     
  9. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    a pen desk set (after the clues given)
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Ok, it's wednesday, and nobody's really gotten close -- no one's figured out what shape it really is, which means I really made this one too obscure. I motion that I reveal and post a new, easier one?
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    too obscure is fine. I enjoy the challenge.

    But I'm ready for the reveal. What IS IT?!

    (and post a new one)
     
  12. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    What It Was... was a bronze name plaque from my grandfather's desk. He was a bank auditor for 35 years in Atlanta, and back then, they sand cast your name plaque in bronze. Which is nuts, compared to today, I think. Photographed on end like that, it was apparently way too hard to tell that it was, in fact, a long, thin object. I had to line it up so carefully to not show how long it was.

    20899419615_fa0238a36b_b. What it was by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    New object forthcoming... easier this time!
     
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  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I was sure it was made of wood - stumped us all. Well done.
     
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