Sunday, July 19, 2009

What Are These Things???

I got these at an estate sale over a year ago, and I haven't been able to find out what they are. I wonder if any of you might know. The wood is a hardwood, and they are heavy, with a hole in each. Something to do with theaters?????

17 comments:

鋼鐵人帥哥 said...
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LindaSonia said...

I was going to say they look like some kind of weights, but to what I haven't a clue. Perhaps, as you thought, they are related to curtains on a theater set - being numbered would make sense. 'Lower one, raise two, etc. '

They sure are interesting looking. Hopefully someone else will have more information.

LindaSonia

Paula said...

Dear Marcie,

I have no idea what those are, but I look forward to finding out! Hopefully one of your readers will know. They are beautiful though. I love the numbers.

Love, Paula

sepiadreams said...

I have no idea what they are but they are awesome.....Let me know what you are going to do with them...Love Tiina....

Bunny Missbrenner said...

I'm pretty sure they are theater curtain weights...in any case they are absolutely awesome looking. Stumbled upon your blog and it's just peachy keen...lol

tootles,
bunny

Collected Treasures said...

WEll, they are divine,that's what they are :) xo jana

Lynns Lovelies said...

Hmmmm, don't have a clue, either! Will be interesting to find out though!
Take care, sweet Marcie!
Love,
Lynn♥

Jodie LeJeune said...

Sorry I haven't a clue either but I just love them to death! How different and so vintage-y! Great find and I hope you find out what they are. If you do, please do a special post about them...they are much deserving of one!
everything vintage

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hmm... I tend to agree about the theater curtain weights, though I'm not positive. They are really cool! What do you think you'll use them for?

Blessings... Polly (p.s. love the post about your husband. mine is the same way. he's a gift in himself!)

Jo James said...

Oooh, they'd make great dollies! Whatever they are :)

Liberty said...

Weights is a good one. Some kind spools maybe? Vintage wooden things are so cool. I have a basketful of wooden spools, not sure what I will do with them but I like the conversation pieces.
Blessings,
Linda

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi... I don't know what they are but when I first viewed them ... my first thought was some kind of weaving bobbins... Just don't know but someone hopefully will tell you. They are interesting...

lorhen82 said...

Sorry, I don't know what they are either...I've never seen anything like them. They sure are awesome though! You'll have to let us know what you do with them! ~Lori

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Don't have a clue as to what they are...just that they're cool! Love that they have numbers on them. I love browsing your blog, very inspirational.

Blessings~
Lisa

The Rustic Victorian said...

Thank you all for your comments! I haven't given up. I'm too curious for my own good. Another thing I was thinking,,,there used to be cotton mills that closed here, and I know thats a strech, but maby they were part of that operation..humm..well, I will be sure to let you know if I find out.
Marcie

Annabelle said...

Interesting ....maybe for lace tatting? Very organic looking and I'm sure you will find a perfect anamorphous for them.

Hugs Annabelle

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

If there are holes on the sides...they hung on a wire and where a kind of bowling game.