1939. Approximately 4" long:
1940. This was sent in by a visitor who is looking to find its purpose, it was discovered on the beach on Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Ireland, the longest piece is around 8" in length:
1941. 32" tall:
1942. 1/2" diameter:
The rods are 6-1/2" and 8-5/8" long:
1943. About 30" long:
1944. 8" long, there are five lines of text on this item, the last one reads "Upon Penalty of Death", take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a prize:
1939. A Bencher Iambic Paddle for transmitting Morse code:
1940. Haven't been able to verify any of these suggestions:
-Animal poke or collar
-Part of a sailboat
-Holder for something
1941. A Franklin chair stepladder:
1942. The stylus from an Etch A Sketch:
1943. These are called hames, they were used on work horses:
A horse collar is a part of a horse harness device used to distribute load around a horse's neck and shoulders when pulling a wagon or plow. The collar often supports a pair of curved metal or wood pieces, called hames, to which the traces of the harness are attached. The collar allows a horse to use its full strength when pulling, essentially allowing the horse to push forward with its hindquarters into the collar rather than to pull with its shoulders as it would be required to do if wearing a yoke or a breastcollar.
1944. This is a message vial from the Civil War for carrying top secret plans, text on it reads:
Partisan Ranger Battalion
Not To Be Opened By Any Soldier With
Less Than Field or Staff Commission
Upon Penalty of Death
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