UNUSUAL OBJECTS

Taxidermy, peculiar objects, curiosities and a healthy dose of bonkers.

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  The hunting whistle was used for sending messages using locally agreed signals, similar to the use of drums elsewhere. Though limited in tone, coded signals could convey numerous types of messages to the fields, the forest, another village, the...
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This is a Lime Pot, used for holding slaked lime powder as an ingredient in a betel nut concoction to get the user buzzing. Betel nut is the seed of the fruit of the areca palm. It is also known...
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Some finds tick the mad inventor box. Can I get this projector working? Can I turn it into a lamp for my studio?  Where are the slides? This lamp/projector is made by the Tokyo Electric Company, somewhere around the 1930s...
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