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Guess the mystery objects

The following short videos each feature a mystery object from the Victorian period. The object is revealed, described and then three possibilities are given for what it might be.  

Can you use prior knowledge and reasoning skills to work out which of the possible answers is correct and identify the object?

There are instructions to pause the video once the three possibilites have been given, before the answer is revealed.

All of these films are available with subtitles, see individual video captions for the link.


Victorian Curious Conundrum 1


Victorian Curious Conundrum 2


Victorian Curious Conundrum 3


Victorian Curious Conundrum 4