Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recognize this?

There will be a couple hundred people who instantly recognize the objects in this photo—part of my occasional series on identifying certain objects of interest.  It is remarkable that these two objects have survived.  One belongs to Assistant Chief Jim Peschong, the other to Information Systems Manager Clair Lindquist.  Keep in mind before you post that I moderate all comments.  Stay classy.

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20 comments:

JIM J said...

It looks like a suppository. I remember as a youth the look the pharmacy person had on their face. I asked if you take them with food. He smiled and said no. Then I found out what and how to use those. And from that time on understood why the signs say "WASH HANDS" prior to leaving this room!

Anonymous said...

I have often wished Google had "image recognition" capabilities, however, this may be one of those times I'm glad it doesn't. I can only imagine the images that would appear on my screen. And me saying to my Wife, "I'm serious, Honey, I was just Googling something from "The Chief's Corner" blog site!!!"

That's what she said...

Did the rest of them burn up in the big fire last week?

Anonymous said...

I have one with 3 batteries. Served as a nightstick if necessary as well.

256

Valerie Oakleaf said...

Well, I don't know about the one on the left but the one on the right is the top of a turn around pencil, I think. My dad used to have one in his shirt pocket. You flip the pencil around and stick it inside the case so that the lead doesn't break or poke you. Am I close???
Love these pics, Chief. It's fun to remember.
ValerieO

Anonymous said...

I think the silver one is the backend of a metal flashlight. The red one could be a red lenses cover for directing traffic at night.

Car 54

Anonymous said...

They have to part of Wonder Woman's bra.
Gun Nut

Anonymous said...

Giant Novelty sized lip gloss props?

Anonymous said...

L'Eggs panty hose container?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a c-cell flashlight to me.

Steve said...

Looks like Rudolph's nose and a bullet for my S&W 500.

172 said...

The Chief's cheating. He's only showing part of the photo (the very top part). So, you have to imagine the rest of the items (which are used together) thinking of these as just the tip.

P.S. 172 to 256... you used these.

Anonymous said...

hint:rayovac@night

Anonymous said...

I agree with the silver one being a pencil "cap". So if they're used together, is the red one some type of eraser? OR.... perhaps I'm just not old enough to know!!

Anonymous said...

172-

Traded mine for a Kel-lite.

My Dad had a big brass one by Ray-O-Vac that held about six batteries. I think the flat spot on one side was from hitting a car or a head with it.

256

Anonymous said...

All the old farts know the silver bullet flashlight and the traffic wand that fit on the end of it for directing traffic at night. If I had to guess, I'd say they are from the late 70's.

Anonymous said...

Objects of interest? You can't be serious, someone's actually interested in this? These people need to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Chief-Apparently 2:40 would consider 172, Car 54, and me "old farts".

He/she would be correct.

256

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Just the tips are showing. It's not pirate related but close.

Anonymous said...

When everyone reads about this, they need to remember this. A small safe, in a home worth no more than 70k; I wonder what they kept in there that couldn't have been kept in a safe deposit box.