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OK - if the family are reading this...

Between buying this as a birthday present and giving it, I photographed it.

Circa 1953: but what is it?

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
Lens:Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Feb 2010 - 2:24 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1.3sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Details...
Username:dudler dudler
Uploaded:4 May 2014 - 7:44 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Mysterious metal object
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Voters:banehawi · bwlchmawr · mrswoolybill · 213hardy · Niknut · morpheus1955 · jovanovic · Fred263 · GeorgePlatis · Mrserenesunrise · Daisymaye · lblythe · rontear · handlerstudio · 781969 · woolybill1 · kaybee · ugly · JFitz · Armakk ·
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101129 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3116 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 7:49 PM

A wild guess is its a gun of some sort?


Nice macro


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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 7:52 PM

No I don't think a gun. But those metal surfaces have age and history, they have a story. Wonderfully tactile. I would have guessed 1940s or 1950s.
V2 I find fascinating - what does it do, I wonder?
You give interesting presents.
Will come back.
Moira

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101129 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3116 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 7:56 PM

V2 is the key. Its a sliding mechanism that needs to be greased.

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 8:02 PM

It's an old Oil-can !!!!!!!!!!.GrinGrinGrin.........nice bit of detailing !!

The sliding bit is the filler hole....& the plunger opens the spout-valve !!.....used to use one many years ago !!!!Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 9:04 PM

V2 was saying oil can, with that handle, but I couldn't fit V2 into the equation.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 9:24 PM

Excellent macro photography!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

An old door knob? Or the bottom of an old pewter stein. Now I see there's V2 and V3. So....an old water can, or oil can.

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 - 10:10 PM

Very lovely indeed. Colours, tones, textures, what's not to like?!!
L

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11211 forum postsdudler vcard England475 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

It is indeed a War Department oil can (or had it become the Ministry of Defence by then? I'm not sure). Keith said it first!

Our son is a mechanical design engineer with [a well-known British turbine company, often erroneously confused with a luxury car manufacturer] - and like many similarly-qualified and experienced people, he's slightly offended that instead of having a specific honorific, as they do in Germany, engineers in the UK are easily and frequently confused with maintenance staff who oil things.

This was, therefore, duly presented, bearing a label: "Engineer: A Man with a Can" - bowing in the direction of The Usual Suspects, of course...

It will be of use: he cycles a lot, and therefore mends his bike from time to time. It does not involve any blades operating in an environment hotter than the melting point of the metal from which they are manufactured. (Yes. Really. Clever internal cooling, I believe.)

Last Modified By dudler at 4 May 2014 - 10:29 PM

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handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 3:29 AM

Cool image, John.

Peter

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781969
781969  1 India
5 May 2014 - 4:55 AM

You capture and present the things in a perfect manner.

Vikram.

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kaybee
kaybee  114159 forum posts Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2014 - 8:00 AM

Hmmmmmm

I feel a challenge coming on in revenge.

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