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Offline chasg

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2013, 14:39:11 »
Elimination pic: pumice stone.

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2012, 12:55:59 »
Could they be kiln spacers for bricks or tiles?   

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2012, 11:29:42 »
Batpig droppings?
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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2012, 07:33:45 »
I reckon they could be part of something larger, but God knows what, I wish I could think of an answer for you. In an old electrical fire, once the metal rots away, you may be left with bits of brass switching and funny shaped fire bricks that may look odd and look like no relation to original purpose. Fire bricks from a grate or range/Aga? Segments from a stone washboard, internal heat retention from an old gas iron? I am not saying it is any of these just trying to think out of the box.

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 20:53:11 »
Pumice stone is the only rock that floats. It is expelled during volcanic eruptions.

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 20:33:02 »
The ones I used to get were almost polished in appearance.  They were very small, though, about an inch or so long, and didn't look as though they had been broken off a larger object because all the sides were smooth and even.  I think they'd have been too little to use for polishing anything other than a very fine blade.

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 20:01:44 »
I remember the hedgehog shaped pumice stones, they had 2 grooves on the sides and one pointy and one rounded end. My Aunty also had a real lump of lava rock that I had to use instead of soap to wash my hands with. It used to float in water and confused me. Mind you this was 50 odd years ago.

Anyway re the prism shaped stone thingys ... I seem to recall my Uncle having a few similar things in his shed. Poss used  for sharpening saws or blades like a modern day oil stone. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 15:19:57 »
The only pumice stone shape I remember resembled a hedgehog for want of a better description. :)

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 12:13:49 »
Could they have been pumice stones?
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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 10:56:29 »
they are moulds  for Toblerone wrappers  :)

Actually, that's not such an improbablity.  I remember the local sweetshop used to dump it's point of sale materials at the back of the shop.  All the window display bars of chocolate etc had a solid stone like chocolate bar inside so that it didn't melt in the window display.

Before I realised what was inside I once gave a pretty girl I fancied at primary school one of the 'chocolate' bars I'd found.  She was really pleased until she opened it.  60 years on and she still ignores me in the street.  No big loss - she's not as pretty now  :)

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:38 »
they are moulds  for Toblerone wrappers  :)

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 20:49:41 »
The stones we used to see were not like the game stones seen via the link...they were a sort of speckled pale grey colour and completely smooth.

I may have to go back to the alley behind my old house and see what I can find.  Though explaining myself to the Neighbourhood Watch might prove tricky!

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 07:33:17 »
Hi John Walker  :)
         Ref your link picture. They are the definitive shape "Five Stones " we had as kids although ours were made of wood. You can probably still buy them today.

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Re: Prism shaped stones
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 07:27:07 »
Have a look at these - not the same shape but some similarities with the ribs on the sides.

http://www.dighungate.com/content.asp?id=173

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