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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
4 May 2014 7:49PM
A wild guess is its a gun of some sort?

Nice macro


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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 7:52PM
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.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3892 Canada
4 May 2014 7:56PM
V2 is the key. Its a sliding mechanism that needs to be greased.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 8:02PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 9:04PM
V2 was saying oil can, with that handle, but I couldn't fit V2 into the equation.
4 May 2014 9:24PM
Excellent macro photography!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 May 2014 10:09PM
An old door knob? Or the bottom of an old pewter stein. Now I see there's V2 and V3. old water can, or oil can.
4 May 2014 10:10PM
Very lovely indeed. Colours, tones, textures, what's not to like?!!
dudler Plus
14 706 1352 England
4 May 2014 10:29PM
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.)
Cool image, John.

Bantu 4 7 1 India
5 May 2014 4:55AM
You capture and present the things in a perfect manner.

kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
5 May 2014 8:00AM

I feel a challenge coming on in revenge.

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