Help – Does anyone know what this is?

Mysterious Item - Picture 1

Mysterious Item – Picture 1

The assistant curator of The Dacorum Heritage Trust needs some help to identify this item. Please comment on this page or email us.

Measures 9cm (3 1/2 inches) in length It is made of some sort of metal material and the clear part is like a soft plastic.

Comments so far have been of the following:

Mysterious Item - Picture 2

Mysterious Item – Picture 2

It would have been helpful to show the item against a ruler (or half crown piece!) to get some idea of scale. Also, it seems to be made of wood with a metal cap end – is that the case? One theory is that it is some kind of electrical circuit unit.

By Jennifer McCann
On 27/09/2011

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Mysterious Item – Picture 3

It may help identification if you said where it came from. However it could be part of a machine where the this roller guided parallel strips of some material – for example cloth ribbons, or strips of movie film during processing.

By Brian Porter
On 25/10/2011

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Mysterious Item – Picture 4

Thank you in advance for your help on this.

By Bill Koolen

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Mysterious Item – Picture 5

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