Saturday, October 20, 2007


What is this? It is made of metal and measures approximately 3.75" long. A magnet does not stick. The object does not appear to unscrew in any manner nor does anything appear to be broken or missing. There is the number 7 stamped at one end. My guess is that is has something to with sewing but I really have no idea!

Thanks to Broncoitis for identifying the mystery item as an obturator for a tracheostomy tube. The number 7 refers to the internal diameter of the tube. Yuck! To see a picture of an obturator that looks just like the mystery item, please click here.


Blogger Overread said...

I would have bet a danglie earring, but if it doesn't pull apart, that'll hurt...

5:53 PM, October 20, 2007  
Blogger Brit said...

I looks like part of one of those tacky balancing desktop sculptures, like this. The ends of this curve piece look pretty evenly weighted, but that doesn't account for the 7 stamp.

7:13 PM, October 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like a belly button body piercing thingy

1:27 AM, October 31, 2007  
Anonymous broncoitis said...

Obturator for a tracheostomy tube. the 7 refers to the internal diameter of the tube.

10:34 AM, December 02, 2007  

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