What the hell is this? You have got to guess!!!

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  1. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 7 years ago

    This is an old 17th century instrument, but what is it used for? I saw it on TV tonight and I thought it was such a good one I just had to share! bet you can't get it! ha ha

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4167820_f248.jpg

  2. Ivorwen profile image72
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    What kind of insturment?  Musical, medical or mechanical?

    From the looks of it, I am guessing musical, though some of the midwife tools I have read about sound like they might look like that.

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Slightly warm! in one way......not telling you yet!

  3. Reality Bytes profile image80
    Reality Bytesposted 7 years ago

    a microscope?

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      not a microscope

      Definitely not cooking!


      Hi, CMHypno, how are you? no it's not for lungs, but apart from the cooking you are getting warmer!

  4. cookibuq profile image57
    cookibuqposted 7 years ago

    baffling ! is it used for cooking ??

  5. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Looks like some kind of medical thing or farm thing - reinflating lungs or something?

  6. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Turkey baster......or a 17th century adult toy?

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh! warmer, sort of! not the turkey baster!

  7. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 7 years ago

    okay I'll tell you now! it was used to blow smoke up peoples backsides! evidently they used it for two purposes, one was because they thought the smoke would be therapeutic! bit like colonic irigation, and the other, and this one was the main reason for it, wait for it, you aint gonna believe it! Evidently if someone was drowning, and they pulled them out of the river or sea, instead of giving them mouth to mouth, they stuck this up their, er, bum, and blew smoke to bring them round and start breathing! Total truth! God help 'em! ha ha can you imagine? your lungs are full of water, you are virtually dying the death, and suddenly, whoomp! puff! Owwww! So there you are, aren't you glad you are born these days? I saw it on QI an English quiz tonight, with Steven fry!

    1. Ivorwen profile image72
      Ivorwenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The things the medical community decides to try!  lol

    2. Glenn Raymond profile image57
      Glenn Raymondposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It looks like a bellows, you know for getting the fire going.  If it has another purpose, which it surely does, I am clueless.  This is a great idea though.  The entertainment value of this is so worth it.  Thank You.

    3. Wendy Krick profile image73
      Wendy Krickposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is just nuts!

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, Wendy, yep! you are right there! I would love to know how they found out in the first place!....

    4. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I got here too late, but I would never have guessed anyway. Who could?

      What were they thinking of in those days?!

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hiya, I have no idea! ha ha but somehow we got from there to here, so thank goodness for that!

    5. waynet profile image69
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Those crazy 17th centurions!!!! why not give em a cigar up their arse and be done with it!

      1. Nell Rose profile image91
        Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Think they tried that first but it didn't fit! ha ha ha ha seriously!

        seems that gjk, above, could use it!!!

  8. Lifeallstar1 profile image58
    Lifeallstar1posted 7 years ago

    Wow. That is crazy! Very interesting, though. No wonder why people used to die much younger than they do now! Thanks for sharing smile

    1. Nell Rose profile image91
      Nell Roseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, yes you are right, it was amazing that most of them didn't die of either this, or mercury poisoning, or even maybe just having a tooth extracted! ouch!

 
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