Monday, September 26, 2011

Another Whazzit and More!

Have you ever bought something at a yard sale even though you didn’t know what it was or what it was used for?

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There were only a couple of yard sales this weekend, but that didn’t stop Mom and I from checking them out. We also stopped by an old flea market that we don’t usually frequent. That’s where we found this:

It is rusty, crusty and looks like some sort of comb. I’m guessing it’s a grooming tool for an animal, but I’m not sure. Do you know? It is approximately 8” long including the handle and the metal part is approximately 4” square.

Can you help me out?

The yard sales yielded some interesting finds, too!  I found this red camping lantern....

It’s pretty small, though.

It had a friend…..a red coffee grinder.

Do you know what they REALLY are???

Pencil Sharpeners!!!

And remember this group of things I found at the World’s Longest Yard Sale…..? 
See the owl trivet at the bottom of the picture?

I found his baby brother….or maybe it’s his baby sister!

Anyway, I hope you’ll give a “hoot”
and help me with the Whazzit!!!

I’ll be asking about my "whazzit" at the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm


  1. Love the pencil sharpeners! I have no idea about your 'whazzit' but I agree it looks like some sort of animal comb! It is very cool though! Happy Monday.

  2. I think that is a comb that is used on sheep, to obtain some of their fleece for spinning. Let us know what you find out! I think of you whenever I see owls now!!!!

  3. Looks like a curry comb...for animals. It's a cutie. Fun finds!

    Found you at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and am following now!


  4. Yep, it looks like a curry comb for horses. I have one that is similar. I buy a lot of old rusty stuff, too. Sometimes, I buy it not knowing what it is, like you.

  5. I'm always finding things that I'm clueless about. I would think it was a comb for an animal too; the sheep idea sounds logical. You sure are finding lots of owls these days...too cute!

  6. You really find some neat things when out at garage sales! I'm not sure what that tool is for, but I love its character! :)

    Have a great week!

  7. Pretty cool! No good yard sales around here this weekend. Love those pencil sharpeners...I have one that's a vintage typewriter.

  8. Your whazit is a six bar fitch curry comb for equine grooming. :)~Ames

  9. I thought the "unknown" was probably for grooming horses -- I have a smaller version that I used on our dog. Love the lantern and coffee grinder!


  10. I love the pencil sharpeners. I used to have one that looked like an old car. That little owl was ment to be found by you! No good yard sales in our area this weekend. Glad you found some cool stuff.

    Have a great day,

  11. hello, just perusing your blog, and enjoying your finds :)
    your thingy is a curry comb but its used for cleaning the brushes that you brush your horse with :)

  12. Curry comb or to card wool. Where you have to separate it before spinning, after it comes off of the sheep.
    I still want that yellow bowl.
    DO NOT LIKE OWLS- the worst part of the 70s! LOL
    I remember them being everywhere in everything! They were in every one's kitchens for sure.
    Those 2 are the best looking ones I have seen. Some of them were scary! These are cross eyed. LOL

  13. I do give a hoot, but don't have a clue, it seems everyone else knows though! Glad your owl found a sibling!


  14. I see that you got an answer for the mystery tool! Love the red lantern pencil sharpener and the owls are precious! Happy Monday, girlfriend! ♥

  15. Have to say the owls are too cute, I don't care whoooo knows it.

  16. I'm no help, but I would've bought it too. It's just cute vintage. The pencil sharpeners are so fun! I love it when you accidently find something that goes with something you already have. That happened to me today. Hopped over from Coastal Charm. Now a new follower.

  17. A comb for the dog...that's what it looks like to us - but whoooooo knows?!! Love those owls - my daughter would have those in a second if she saw them :)

  18. love your owls No idea what your other item is but it seems like something you would use on an animal

  19. I thought it might be a sheep comb, but what do I know about sheep. Nothing. I'm glad you put that quarter by the lantern because I was skimming through your post and thought those were real size.

  20. I bet it's a heel scrubber for late winter!! (oh that was bad!) I bet the rest are right..something for an animal would be my guess too. I do love your owl trivets!

  21. No idea about the whatisit but I hope I never need one for myself -- looks a little painful to use! :-)

  22. Fun finds...I'm a big fan of "whazz it?" stuff. I would have bought it too :) Laurel

  23. You mean nobody asked what you were going to do with a horse comb?lol!

  24. Hi Sherry,
    Just wanted to say thanks so much for the info on my wheat dishes. I really appreciate it. Fun to know a bit of history.

  25. Maybe a garden tool? Really like all your finds from the world's longest yard sale!

  26. What fun finds! I'm thinking that thing is maybe for carding wool or something because of those extra fine teeth?


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