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Ummmm.... nope!
Lisl: I'm not surprised, Elizabeth!
HA! Well, it DOES remind me of the parts for an over-sized wringer washing machine!
Lisl: Those rollers must have squeezed something, I think
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2017, 06:37
Not really. A press of some sort?
Lisl: This was in a field near the old Rag Mill at Slaughterford, so may have been used in the paper mill there
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2017, 06:59
Springtime cleaning?
Lisl: Perhaps, Philine
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Mar 2017, 07:28
My best guess is that it is part of some conveyor belt system.
Lisl: Thank you, Louis
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Mar 2017, 07:33
I was thinking it was something to do with agriculture but then I would expect to see some sort of axle. It makes me think in that case something from an industrial process. In the great scheme of rusty stuff, it does not look all that old.
Lisl: Thank you, Alan. Could be form the defunct nearby paper mill
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2017, 07:35
C'est quoi ce bazar exactement ?
C'est l'objet d'une énigme pour moi en tout cas...
Lisl: Je ne sais pas. Peut-être partie d'un vieux moulin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2017, 07:56
Some kind of wringer/press to put the loads of rags through. I googled for images of the place, quite interesting. Great picture and it is fun to read the comments.
Lisl: I think so, as the old Rag Mill was nearby, thank you, Astrid
It is for restoring old garden benches
Lisl: I must take our friend there, then
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 1 Mar 2017, 08:23
Une vieille machine agricole qui servait à  triller de petits légumes ?
Lisl: Peut-être, merci bien
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2017, 09:34
Easy Peasy, Lisl.

Its one of those coin-in-the-slot, vibro massage beds that were popular in sleazy hotels 40 years ago...its been left out in the weather and the covers have rotted off it.

Do you need my mailing address, for sending the winner's prize?
Lisl: Perhaps I should take your address, Ray - the best answer yet!!
Colors are superb but it's sad to see this objects in nature
Lisl: It is, Marie - fortunately it is tucked away inside a hedge and not obtrustive
If the rollers were closer I would think it would be made for grinding but, no, not with the wide-set toothed cylinders.
Lisl: It remains a mystery, Mary
It's surely got to be something to do with the nearby paper mill you've mentioned.
Lisl: I think so, Brian. The water wheel and wheel pit is going to be restored, and perhaps if more money is forthcoming more will be done. Then this might just be reclaimed
un gros dégueulasse qui a laisser ses détritus dans la nature!! amitiés
Lisl: The sort of thing our farmers do, too, I regret to say
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Mar 2017, 16:20
Baffling, but very photogenic !
Lisl: It jumped out, Anne!
There are those who would describe it as a sculpture!
Lisl: There are indeed, Tom
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2017, 00:24
It looks like a rather scary bed :-O
Lisl: It does rather, Cherie

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