What is THAT? Social media users reveal the unusual devices they’ve struggled to identify including an olive fork and a shaving mug – so, how many can YOU name?
- Instantly Modern has rounded up images from around the world of weird items
- Among the snaps is a Reddit user who mistook a tinderbox for a telephone
- Another image shows a scuttle shaving mug with similarities to a tea cup
Antique shops and neglected attics are often full of strange items, as proven by these weird and wonderful inventions.
Instantly Modern has rounded up snaps from around the world that show unusual devices that people have trouble identifying – including gadgets for shaving, DIY and even everyday kitchen utensils.
One image shows a SnapChat user from Corbridge asking if a tinderbox, traditionally used to store items for a fire, has anything to do with telephones.
Elsewhere, another person compared a storage container found in an antique shop to a Russian nesting doll.
Here, FEMAIL picks out some of the most tricky to identify inventions…
Instantly Modern has rounded up a selection of items that are often tricky to identify – including this tinderbox found in Corbridge, which is used to kindle fires (pictured)
One person bought an item from an antique shop with ‘BX LT’ written on the label, unaware that despite it’s likeness to Russian nesting dolls it’s an item used by a seamstress or tailor to store sewing supplies
Another individual received a trivet for Christmas, which are often used under a hot pot or pan to prevent heat damage to counters
A Snapchat user was left baffled by piston ring installation pliers, usually used to remove piston rings in cars and passenger trucks
One person thought they were looking at an unusual tea cup, however the item is a scuttle mug used for shaving
Another individual took to Snapchat for help identifying a wooden stick with four prongs and learned the device is used to make eating olives easier
People who are unfamiliar with set theory clocks – which is a system that uses coloured lights to mark out hours – may have struggled to tell the time, when looking at this post in Berlin
One person discovered a device that helps dogs to scrub their teeth clean, as they chew on the toy designed to have one part stuck to the table
Another person found a paperweight with fake money, which was likely broken by someone who thought the cash was real