Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Name That ...


As it's a specialised item not everyone would be likely to have tripped over in your everyday lives, I'm being generous this week with hints!

  • It's connected to a form of public transport that was once widely spread throughout Oz but is contained mainly in Victoria now (hellooooooooooooo Lyn Kosky).
  • It's something vital in the operation of the oldest of this type of public transport still in service - IE you won't get far without it.
  • It's another version of something almost everybody uses almost everyday.

Just remember - no prizes, just the allowance to wear a smug smile for 2 mins 5 mins (smirking time extended for the difficulty handicap on this week's Thing).

Anthony Malloy of Between Coffees got the closest answer; it's a key to the door of a W class tram.
Congrats Anthony, you may smugly smirk for 5 mins biggrin
Well done to everyone who had a go!
The next Name That...Thing will be posted next Tuesday.


  1. thats an 'open-uperer' for hatches in trams and trains...

  2. I'm leaning towards a key of some sort for a tram too... I couldn't imagine accurately for what though.

    Only been on a tram twice... don't get them out in the sticks too often.

  3. Andrew (Highriser Blog) sent me ...Here's my guess:
    Is it a lever for changing shifting the points where tram tracks diverge?

  4. I also thought it was a lever for changing points.

  5. Everything I thought of, your clues discounted. Here is one anyway. Although it is clearly a key to insert and turn, I will guess that it is a device for lifting the cable for a cable tram grip to engage.

  6. Take two, a key for winding Bundy clocks.

  7. Yeah what everyone else said...

    But my first reaction was a really cold dildo.

  8. I too think it is a key to stick in the thingy for the tracks but everyone has already thought of that!

  9. Young Anthony Malloy has it -
    It's a key to open the door of a W class tram!

  10. A key to get into the compartment where public is not allowed on a train, yet the train workers can.