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    Wotizit?

    Hint: When the cord is pulled back/forth, the little black spindles will turn clockwise/counterclockwise about their centres.

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    Re: Wotizit?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Is it a gizmo for setting the time of your clock - you simply pull the cord backwards in Spring and forwards in Autumn to make an adjustment for DST - when you can't get the MSF signal from either Rugby or Cumbria?</span hide>

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    Re: Wotizit?

    Hint 2: It predates MSF. Not sure if it's pre- or post- the introduction of DST in the UK.

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    Re: Wotizit?

    Are the little 'teethed' green bits important? - i.e. do they 'do something'?

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    Re: Wotizit?

    So it pre-dates the Michigan Sugar Festival, which should not be confused with the Maple Sugar Festival which is also held in Michigan.

    As to what it is, I have no idea, well not a sensible one anyway, so how about <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">a device for manually winding/re-winding miniature cassette tapes</span hide>. I did warn you that I had no idea <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wotizit?

    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> Those bits are integral to its purpose/ functionality.

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    Re: Wotizit?

    Correct! ... you have no idea. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Wotizit?

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Is it a device for measuring lengths of twine?</span hide>
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    Re: Wotizit?

    'fraid not. Hint 3: The sole function of the cord is to drive the spindles.

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    Re: Wotizit?

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> Is it <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> some sort of counting device?</span hide>


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    Re: Wotizit?

    Sorry Skitter. Hint 4: The positioning of the lugs on the spindles is significant.

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    Re: Wotizit?

    Gosh I am glad someone got it as I can imagine a few <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">beard wearers</span hide> in the Lounge have never heard of a <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">razor blade</span hide> before <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Wotizit?

    Jezza,

    I didn't really 'get it'. I was just as confused on Friday evening when the show was on the telly <img src=/S/mice.gif border=0 alt=mice width=50 height=25>

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