Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

What the Heck is This?

Last night, I got my auction fix. I haven't been to one since before Christmas! I was starting to suffer from delirium tremens. I hadn't planned to stay long until I arrived and saw the tables and tables of goodies with my name on them. (Plus, Chris, from I'm Not Old, I'm Vintage told me I would be a weenie if I didn't drive the hour to this auction when she was traveling 3 hours and staying overnight to get to hers!)


The next couple of posts will show you some of the goodies that came home with me. As you check them out, keep in mind I spent more on gas than I did on my goodies! It was the best $25 I ever spent. Plus, I made a couple of new red-neck, junk-loving, mouth-running friends!


Today, I have a quiz for you. Check out the photos below and see if you can guess what this little apparatus is. Make your guess and send it to me. I will make a pile of those who guess correct, get one of my fellas to pull a name from a hat, and I'll send you some goodies from my basement stash...and maybe one or two from the pile I brought home last night!

View of apparatus standing on the table





View of apparatus laying on the table


Looking down on apparatus.

Those of you who guess correctly will be listed with links to your blog after the winner is drawn. Make sure I have a way to get in touch with you...preferably, an e-mail address. If you don't have a clue, give me your most creative guess!

Have fun!

14 comments:

Jenny S said...

Looks like a manual breast pump...hehehe!

Linda said...

Looks like a breast pump to me. I'm sure that is wrong...lol.

Midcenturymadam said...

Ear washer?

Chickens in the Basement said...

Dr. Monkey says this is some sort of horn.

Carol in E TN said...

I believe it is a breast pump!

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

I just e-mailed you my most authoritative guess!

Now show us some of your cool finds! :-)

Anne

Llyn M said...
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Jill said...
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Jill said...

I thought maybe it was a primitive breast pump.

Jill said...

How about a primitive breast pump?!

Vintage Christine said...

Hey! I want to know what Llyn M said--I'll be it was naughty. The device looks like some you'd use to irrigate an animal wound but I doubt that's what it's for. My mother used to use something similar and the whole process was just disgusting. Glad to hear you made the drive. If I said I spent more on gas than at the auction/estate sale/thrift stores I would be telling a big fat LIE!!!!!

Rose H said...
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Barbara said...

Is it a chicken egg extractor? I mean, an egg must get stuck sometime...

Other than that, I haven't a clue!! Assuming from the deleted comments, I'm sure people thought otherwise...:)
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Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

gin said...

that must be Bozo the clown's horn.