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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    Well here's something QUIRKY !

    I have had this for a couple of years now and have not seen anything like it.
    It came from Vinnies.

    A miniature ladder with eleven steps .... but ten of the the steps are made out of glass and contain mineral samples (?).

    It folds flat.

    Any help on this would be appreciated.

    It 30cm or 11.8" long and 10 cm or 4" wide.

    I suspect the wood is either cedar or mahogany.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NADIA !!!!!
    2. Vladimir Vladimir, 6 years ago
      Hello Vetraio may be made with the educational purpose as visual aid.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      This is very very interesting find ... could this be some kind of use for a chemical lab? Im sure im wrong but just putting an idea out there. in any case anything you post Kevin is to be awesome and great !!! stunning oddities!!
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      thought it was a hamster ladder. lol nice find Kevin............
    5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      I m will Sean... It's so interesting
    6. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Maybe a display for a mining company?
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      that is a great comment aghcollect!!!
    8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Nadia!!
    9. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Very unique that's for sure! Has me scratching my head.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks everyone : SEAN, MIKELV, ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME, POPS, AGHCOLLECT & VALENTINO too !!!!!!

      It could well be educational, souvenir, mining, ......
      Maybe I should know about more about the stuff inside the tubes!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!!
    12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      You love my idea? or comment ?
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      You were right ..... I had toyed with the idea earlier but decided against it.
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      You have made the right choice!!!
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      that first picture is perfect love it!!!
    16. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      OOh, it's larger than I had pictured in my mind... Did you just add picture one or am I fuzzy from my afternoon drink?
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      he added that one!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Those vases are pretty small .... miniatures.
    19. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      A Lang Hancock gift! Nah....it looks too old.
      A trophy of the CFMEU establishment...they are 100 this year (that's the national miners union folks).
      A souvenir of the Pilbara (or as we suggested Broken Hill)...bit too gentrified for the Pilbara.

      I know ... it was Albert Chapman's....a gift from his wife!

      No idea really.
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PHIL, FORTAPACHE, VIOLET-ORANGE 'n KAREN too !!!!
    21. jensen jensen, 6 years ago
      What an amusing thing! What are the vases (I probably should know from another post of yours...)?
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks JENSEN. There are two Rörstand vases by Carl Harry Stålhane, a Gustavsberg by Berndt Friberg and a little Royal Doulton Titania too ....
    23. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Must be like some type of Advertising Premium of Mineral samples -- whether a few made, or very few made. Like an Salesmen Sample (of Sort) of what is mined, or their company handles. Great find KEVIN!!!!

      ~ Geological minerals/content certain areas/depth
      ~ Mining Company as to what they do
      ~ School Class

      Just Super find!! I love it!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!!
      I will have to find out more about the mineral inside!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PATSEA !!!!!
    26. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      Kryptonite comes in many different colors! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptonite, Check this ladder with a geiger counter!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the warning, mate !!!!!

      Where's Boy Wonder ?
    28. melaniej melaniej, 6 years ago
      I love the vases Kevin!
    29. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      Cool item & great talking point !!
      May have been on the nutty professors desk as an ornament:-)
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SURFDUB, MELANIEJ, WALSOFTLY, GETHATMONKEYOUTOFME, IVONNE 'n AUSTROALEX too !!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN !!!!!!!
    32. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      I really love the ladder! Very interesting!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks VINTAGELAMP !!!!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!
    35. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      I was wondering if maybe this was for a geology class to show the different levels that the various minerals are found in the earth?
    36. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      Maybe the 11 minerals necessary for life to form on another planet? Or the 11 minerals found in "goofy" Australian DNA animals only found Down Under! Like Platypus, etc. (joking)
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks DON, AGHCOLLECT 'n ZOWIE too !!!!!!

      Alternate DNA resources: marsupials!



    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN 'n SURFDUB too !!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FLEDERMAUS !!!!!!
    40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB !!!!!
    41. inky inky, 6 years ago
      When I first saw these, I thought... b#^%*dy hell them there are big vases..then I read your post..:-)))...very nice vetraio50...:-)
    42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks INKY !!!!!
    43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO !!!!!
    44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!!!!!!
    45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!!!
    46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!!
    47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!
    48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks LISALIGHTING !!!!!!!
    49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!
    50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!!
    51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY !!!!!
    52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SERGEY !!!!!
    53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks OROYOROY !!! ! !!!
    54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RODDYQ !!!
    55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MRSTYNDALL !!! ! !!!
    56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS and IGGGY !!! ! !!!
    57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NH10 !!! !! !! !!!
    58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!!.!

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