Sunday, August 12, 2007

Johnnos friday whatisit

What is this used for?

14 comments:

Brizpaul said...

Door Knocker

Johnno said...

does look like one.but no..try again

Brizpaul said...

mascot on the front of a ship

Patty said...

Sword handle?

Patty said...

Walking cane handle?

Johnno said...

not a mascot or a sword handle
and nothing to do with a walking cane...sorry guys and gals

dieter said...

Think home maybe

Johnno said...

think roof maybe

eamonn said...

chimney block!!!!!!

Sue said...

A decoration for the end of the roof, or on the end of the fancy decoration that is on the roof.

Anonymous said...

It is what is attached to the
sign which says North, South,
East and West...to do with weather,
I think.

Patty said...

It's like a gargoyle which guards against evil spirits?

Johnno said...

According to the book Primitives, these are called snowbirds, and were anchored by the holes to roof edges under materials as slate or tile, they were meant to retain snow for insulation. Others believed they could prevent a layer of snow from plunging down on the heads of pedestrians.

Patty said...

blimey! never heard of one, but then again, I live in Brisbane. Very clever mate. woot!