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Ash­ley Plaine of Petro­lia, Ont., writes, “My son bought a home in Sar­nia, Ont., and a cou­ple of these ob­jects were left be­hind by the owner. They each weigh 40 pounds and mea­sure 19½ inches in height. I hope some­one can tell us what they were used for.”

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Ac­cord­ing to Joyce Nicolson of Vic­to­ria, last is­sue’s mys­tery item sub­mit­ted by J. Hans Hofenk of Ab­bots­ford, B.C., is a cig­a­rette lighter. “The item shown is just a part of a larger piece,” ex­plains Joyce. “The whole set con­sists of two ash­trays, a lighter and a cig­a­rette holder on a stand. My par­ents bought one back in the 1940s or 50s. By the 1970s, the new cig­a­rettes were too long for the holder! I still have this set (shown at right).” Thanks to Joyce and all who wrote in! Go to our­canada.ca/what-is-it to iden­tify this is­sue’s mys­tery item. Do you have a thinga­ma­jig of your own you can’t iden­tify? Send it along and it may ap­pear on this page! See page at left for our ad­dress.

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