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Mid-Century Modern1975 of 2713Walnut, Cromwell New Zealand~R.R.S.~AMAZING Wood Vessel1930s-1940s  22" high 12" wide tubular steel and chrome machine age springer chair made by Lloyd Loom Products, Menomimee, MI,
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    Posted 7 years ago

    AmberRose
    (364 items)

    I bought these to study. I have NO idea what they are. I thought they looked like mini tulip chairs. Too small for Barbie. Too old for Polly Pockets. Egg holders? Only clue is that they say Hong Kong on the bottom.

    Thought I would throw it out to the team, just for fun.

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    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      Plastic? Ceramic?
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Sorry, should have said...plastic.
    3. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      I don't know why, but the first thing that came to mind was a female urine specimen thingy.
    4. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      Yuck! - How about pedestal soapdish?
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Eye wash?
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Size? I stick to the toy furniture option... take a look at this Spanish toys!
      http://www.todocoleccion.net/familia-hogarin-lotazo-familia-hogarin~x27542112
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      2 1/2 inches tall, 1 1/2 wide
      Plastic doesn't seem sanitary enough for anything medical...even if it is 50 years old.
    8. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      Soft-boiled egg holder?
    9. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 years ago
      Eye cups?
    10. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 7 years ago
      http://sell.bizrice.com/selling-leads/1349447/emergency-eye-wash-cup.html
    11. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Yuck!!!! I am now leaning toward eye bath. Gross! I have touched them and everything! Eeeeewwwww!
    12. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      I agree with JayHow. An eye wash would hold more liquid.
    13. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Okay, I can see that (haha).
    14. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      No on eye wash ,but I like Phil's idea a chin rest :-)
    15. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      ya phil I think your on to something ..I think they fill it full of neat hair removel.. and women rest there chins in there to remove there beards ...lol
    16. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      You realize we have to figure out what this is hell or highwater.
    17. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      take a picture to an old drug store, the fella that runs it will know ....
    18. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Hahaha! I'm glad I'm not the only one stumped!
    19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      now they are cocktail glasses!
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      lol!!!!
    21. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Seriously Eye, what are you talking about? They were part of a metric ton of Vintage Christmas I got at an estate sale. In fact went back...twice! Really don't know what they are...we back to the eye thing!
    22. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      They were a dime, thought they were interesting enough and well worth the conversation
    23. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Plus I bought two big boxes of vintage Christmas, most of which I plan on deconstructing and trying to craft some projects with the kiddos. Slightly scared because I stink at crafts and don't want to mess up the vintage.
    24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Amber I like these , im glad you went back to get them as well!
    25. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      and they are beautiful and interesting!
    26. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      I think little tiny bird baths shaped like old fashioned bathtubs on a pedestal :-) I doubt anything medical :-) Amber you just want us all to go crazy LOL . Did you say they were in Christmas stuff in a box ?
    27. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      Are they flexible at all, or are they hard plastic?
    28. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      No, they were in a random box at a huge estate sale. The woman had three floors stuffed with cool stuff. She sewed, and had a real talent for clever crafts. Plus she raised bees! It was great. I wanted to go back a third time
    29. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      So an egg would have to lie on its side. Too small for Barbie. Not enough "cup" for an eye bath...
    30. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      Does it hold more than a tablespoon or two of liquid? Maybe a medicine cup thing for taking liquid medicine?
    31. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      FOR THE EAR!
    32. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I would say 2 tablespoons. Wouldn't an ear dispenser need a narrow pour?
    33. jonima jonima, 7 years ago
      Eye, I was thinking a spoon rest as well until AmberRose said the size of it. Seems too small after that.
    34. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I do understand the physical aspects but can't figure out would balance on it.
    35. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Too small and too tall for a spoon
    36. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Amber :) scotty says they hard boiled egg holders, he has seen these same ones in movies!
    37. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Challenge accepted! Will boil me some eggs today!
    38. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      Weebles cha9r
    39. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Very groovy! Okay Amber, Sean and Scotty - what movie? I'm a big movie nut maybe I can figure it out from that. What does weeble cha9r meen??
    40. TallCakes TallCakes, 7 years ago
      Weebles = 1970s Roly-Poly (egg-shaped) toy by Hasbro
      sorry for type: cha9r = chair
    41. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      sorry, I'm late to this conversation BUT vintage christmas + weird plastic pedestals = fancy ornament display stands? For some sort of beautiful blown glass decoration?
    42. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      Or maybe one of those decorative ostrich eggs that's been hollowed out and has a little diorama inside??
    43. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      I thought a chair might be for small people like me. They look comfortable
    44. Zowie Zowie, 7 years ago
      It would fit snug around the eye if that size, better then the other style. Have a safe & happy Christmas & New Year to all of my CW friends also I'm really happy I meet so to speak you all.
    45. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      BINGO!!!

      http://www.etsy.com/listing/165773135/70s-pop-design-salt-and-pepper-shaker?ref=market
    46. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 7 years ago
      Finally... The mystery is solved...
    47. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Tripped over the answer while looking for something else! Now I want to go back in time and see if the S&P bals were opinion that junk box!
    48. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Gotta figure out where I put those bases...they frustrated me so I tossed them in a random box "in the garage". There are about 50 boxes out there...
    49. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Well the anti-hoarder season doesn't start until May and I havebeen told quite clearly that my need to de-hoard is a requirement. All good it's fun plus I jumped to my West German boyfriends as my favorite to collect so I have a lot of Scandinavian glass going out. Apparently I really love to focus on something then something else catches my eye...
    50. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOL!!!!!!
    51. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Yes !!! LOL ~!!!!!
    52. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Just keeping it fresh boys :))

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