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Our readers have been sending us their “What’s it Wednesday” treasures and many have even stumped us! Please help us identify this unknown object.

Our reader wrote: "Discs, ceramic, 1-1/2" diameter x 1/2" W"

We’re stumped, too. If any readers know what this is, please let us know!

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The pictured item is 9 inches long by 3 inches high.

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#17 My guesspokerplayer1 2019-11-11 22:09
I think it may be a old baby crib toy
#16 No real ideaArchaedigger 2019-11-07 07:18
Many terrible guesses. This is obviously not any type of counting device; the beads are captive and cannot slide, they can only spin! All the other guesses save one don't explain the curved retaining "hooks" at the top of the piece. Only the guess that it is to hold and sort neckties makes sense. The hooks keep the neckties from sliding off. The freely spinning beads keeps the tie from getting punched and stuck whilst being piled from the tie caddy. Excellent guess, 2000joni!
#15 poolRicky9055 2019-11-06 21:46
It seams to me that it is used for pool playing to keep how many racks you have won ,i saw this in a movie.
#14 My guess is it went with an old set of clotheslinesJimmyd88 2019-11-06 20:36
You would have each clothesline through one hook and the colored balls act as spacers to keep the lines from getting too close together. That's my best guess.
#13 For hangerscwooll 2019-11-06 18:04
I believe it is a rack used in the garment industry as a handle for holding multiple garments on hangers.
#12 hanger separatorSusieW 2019-11-06 17:24
Maybe to prevent clothes being packed too tightly thus to prevent wrinkles. It's upside down. Not sure how it's attached or to what.
Not a pool scorekeeper. There would have to be some empty space so to slide the beads somewhere.
#11 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-11-06 09:32
??? This one is really a stickler...I have no idea.
#10 Display Rack2000joni 2019-11-04 23:13
I think the photo is sideways. It looks like the top part of a display rack for scarves or ties. The hooks could be arranged in a waterfall pattern to show the merchandise.
#9 Abacus?zvicki 2019-11-01 16:56
Lots of good guesses and ideas but I didn't see anyone say a basic abacus for counting?
#8 My UNSOLICITED opinionDuquessa 2019-10-31 22:19
I concur with the team above me. If anyone else agrees with me, join my team and we can get a free back rub if we win. P.s. my elves use for skiing

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