Mystery objects mystify hardware shop

The owner of a traditional ironmongers and hardware shop in Cumbria has created a museum at the back of her store for antique tools – but she has a handful of mysterious objects that she is unable to identify.

Mystery objects mystify hardware shop

Vanessa Graham, owner of JB Banks & Son in Cockermouth, said the museum is housed in the shop’s former tinsmithing and plumbers’ workshop, which was closed in the 1950s.

Exhibits include baking tin rollers, antique anvils and plumbing tools – plus the mystery artefact pictured. A second mystery object is pictured in the story above.

What on earth are they? If you know, please leave a comment.

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