Last week

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LAST week’s mys­tery item was a mid 19th cen­tury sali­nome­ter from a steam ship boiler.

It was found at An­nick’s An­tiques in Bat­tery Point.

Brad Walk­ley, Jenny Barnard and Allyson Lock were the fastest folks with the right an­swer.

There were a lot of fun sug­ges­tions.

Most peo­ple thought the item was a mega­phone, an old-time loud­speaker, or a hailer used to call out to other ves­sels. “Ahoy there!”

Other guesses in­cluded a foghorn, an item used for mea­sur­ing the rum and wa­ter for the daily tot aboard ship, or an underwater viewer — ex­cel­lent sug­ges­tions all round.

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