Weekly Competition #8

What’s this?

Last week we asked you what this object was.

Well done for lots of creative guesses and a good use of reasoning. The best answers showed that you had thought about the design and what each part would have been practical for.

Congratulations Blueleopard at Faringdon who did just this!

There were lots of excellent entries and correct answers. Read more of the brilliant answers below and enter this week’s competition here.

Blueleopard said:

I think that this is an old fashioned bed warmer.

My reasoning:

-there is a wooden handle, similar to the handle of a frying pan that people could hold rather than holding a metal handle and burning themselves

-it is made of some kind of metal so it warms up quickly

-the metal insulates the water better than some other materials to keep it warmer for longer

-there is a lid that you can open or close to keep the heat until you put it under the bed when you can open the lid and warm the bed up

-it is flat so it can fit in small spaces like under the bed

We don’t see these things anymore because:

-we have better things like heaters so we have no need for this anymore

-our new solutions are better than water underneath a bed because it stays warmer for longer

-things like heaters are much more easy to use then these old fashioned bed heaters, on a heater you flick a switch but using one of these you have to boil the water which is quite time-consuming.

blueleopard

168 Comments

  1. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think its a saucepan from the olden days or was used to fly witches around
    shrechbox1804

  2. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    the witches sit on the wooden bit and push the button thing and air comes out
    shreckbox1804

  3. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think it is still used but you cant find them because only witches use them
    shreckbox1804

  4. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think its a saucepan from the olden days. I think we don’t see them anymore as we have now got new ones. I think it would look more like one if it was flipped over.

    by greencat

  5. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think it’s a very old frying pan

    pizzadancer22

  6. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think its an ancient frying pan from egypt

    by purplegymnasticspand009

  7. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    or a golden frying pan that belongs to the head of each country

    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  8. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think it might be a very old frying pan from maybe the 1900 that people used to use because on the top it looks like it can come off like frying pans can. It could also be an old magnifying glass that people used from ages ago

    unicornburger

  9. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think its a magnifying glass

    hungrywolf

  10. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think it is a very odd frying pan. by goalie

  11. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    it could be maguc

    hungrywolf

  12. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think it is a magnifin glass

    ogaremoji27

  13. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I THINK IT IS A MIRROR BY GOALIE

  14. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I THINK IT IS A FLY ZAPPER BY GOALIE

  15. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    It might be a frying pan that birds use to fly when they have hurt themselves!

    unicornburger

  16. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think its an old frying pan that the queens chef used

    pizzadancer22

  17. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think its frying pan
    aquaunicorn

  18. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think it could be an old toilet seat that leaded to a compost toilet

    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  19. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Personally, I think this is an ancient hot water bottle
    servants would put in your bed.
    By teawolf

  20. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think this is something from the olden days by what colour it is .I am thinking that it might be a frying pan.
    It may not look like one of the ones we use now, though. It has gold on it so it might belong to someone, who was rich in the olden days. It has a wooden stick at the end so it might not be for frying.
    BY mmmusic

  21. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think its a pot or pan from the past or a special magnifying glass!
    blueunicorn

  22. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think this is something from the olden days by what colour it is .I am thinking that it might be a frying pan.
    It may not look like one of the ones we use now, though. It has gold on it so it might belong to someone, who was rich in the olden days. It has a wooden stick at the end so it might not be for frying.
    BY mmmusic
    ( i forgot to put my handle)

  23. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Personally, I think it would be a sauce pan /multi tool cooking device.
    By tealwolf

  24. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I Think It’s A Frying Pan.
    By smileyface

  25. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think that it is a saucepan from the olden days.

    or a magnifying glass

    slothocorn.

  26. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think its an ancient hot waterbottle.
    by smileyface

  27. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think that the object is a saucepan or a multi cooking tool disguised like a magnifiying glass that Sherlock Holmes owned and he could use it as a heater when he was on one of his cases but the base was glass since it was disguised and could be used as a frying pan or a spy glass or even a magnifing glass and could carry water

    angrymama2218

  28. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    This may look like a frying pan but in fact it is a bed sheet warmer. It is now an antique but it was heavily used in the time before electricity. Therefore my guess is a late 1800’s or early 1900’s bed sheet warmer.

    -The~Asgardian~Reporter.

  29. Ok. Let’s look at this logically. It clearly has a hinge, so therefore will probably be openable. This suggests there is a space on the inside, perhaps to hold food or water? It is a bit reminiscent of a saucepan, but also maybe a chamber pot/bed pan. However, it is a fake gold colour, so might be something decorative. The only problem is that it’s not very intricate which lowers the probability of it being used as such. I think it could be something to do with spices, although I can’t see how it works. By NellieBly:the2nd

  30. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I cant remember the name but when i went on holiday we went to a cottage in Cornwall.My dad told me that they put hot coal in there and put it in there beds to keep warm.
    GOSSIP GIRL

  31. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Is it a bed warmer?
    GOSSIP GIRL

  32. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    For me,this object looks like a sauce pan but of course not a sauce pan you would normally see. I think it may be a sauce pan/frying pan since it shows that there’s a part that allows you to open the top.Probably the top is the cover of the pan. Since you can open it,inside there will be space and the space is where you put the food. Then obviously you put the sauce pan over some kind of heat (like fire). After a while, the food inside SHOULD be cooked! Well, that’s what my idea is!

    -iiMystical_RavenX

  33. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    We don’t use them anymore because we have hot waters bottles.

  34. I think this might be a mirror /magnefiying glass from in between the 1600- late 1900
    -Unicorn 2017-

  35. or is it a caquelon i think this the closest i can get.it is the french translation. it is a cooking vessel of stoneware. made out of ceramic,enamelled cast iron, or porcelain for the preparation of fondue, also called a fondue pot.
    -Unicorns 2017-

  36. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it is an old mixer/blender because if you open up the push-down lever bit, you would be able to put some thin food in it. Then you could shake it hard so it can mix. I also feel it is a mixer/blender because in the olden days, they didn’t have cool and great technology.
    If you agree/disagree, please write back. I am always ready to listen to all of you.
    H2O mermaids

  37. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I think it may be an old fashioned pocket mirror. The little curve may be something that you can click to open the actual mirror.
    Bubblequeen

  38. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    i think it is an old type of frying pan because it has a handle and a base.

    By Unigirl G

  39. Just like Nelliebly:then2nd said it has a hinge so it’s probably openable, I believe it is some sort of frying pan with a lid to keep smoke and steam in. I’m no expert in cooking but I really like history and have read about some kitchen utensil that was used as a pan mainly for sauce to keep the heat in with a lid. It would also make sense that you can easily push open the lid with your finger to make heat escape. Although, I’m not to sure how well this strange object could keep in heat. It might have also functioned as an on the go plate with a lid. But it has a handle so that is quite unlikely. Another thing I observed was it gold. Probably not real gold but it seems like it could have belonged to someone in a small state of power.
    Sceptic cookie

    • To add more on my previous comment, it could also be a mirror because we don’t actually know how big this object is and so the picture could be highly zoomed in to look a lot bigger. Maybe it is not in use anymore because (relying on my saucepan theory to be true,) it was too dangerous and things sterted to explode from oil and high pressure levels.
      Sceptic cookie

  40. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    I think in reality it was a saucepan or a cooking pot… but it could have been used as a home for a genie! The genie in the saucepan! Or it could have been used to keep in angry spirits or maybe… umm… … it was just for display and even maybe if people didn’t have chamber pots they would use them instead!

  41. I think this is a frying pan. The curve at the bottom shows that it may be a container of some sort it has a handle like most frying pans and I think the latch is for keeping out steam.

  42. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think that this would have been a piece of cookware used in the past. I believe that it would be used to cook liquid dips like Fondue because it looks like an early design of a saucepan, so people may have only cooked ‘early’ (or just less advanced) things in it.

    Beta

  43. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    the reason i think it might be a frying pan is because it reminds me of something the Victorains used.

    By Unigirl G

  44. Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

    I think it is a Victorian or Elizabethan bedpan/bedwarmer. I thought it looked a lot like something I had seen when I was younger In a museum, when learning about the Tudors and Elizabeth I’s reign or the Victorian era, so I checked against the internet and double checked them against my dad.
    Hot coals or paraffin will have gone into them and they would have been placed between the sheets of a person’s bed, a bit like the modern Hot water bottle. The reason we don’t see them any more is because people will have been burnt, either will making them or because it split open in the night.
    Clover Moon

  45. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think it might be an old cooking pot because it has a lid on it just like th cooking pots we have now .

    By Tabbycat0.5:)

  46. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think that it is a saucepan from the Victorian times because it looks old
    Magicalbunny3816

  47. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    i think this may have been used as a punishment when death was not needed.

    -GryffindorPug

  48. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think it’s an old bed warmer from before hot water bottles were developed. They put hot beans and lentils in the opening and placed it under their sheets during the day to warm up their sheets for that night. I think this because of the shape and the conductive material of the base.

    VulneraSanentur4

  49. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think it is a bed warmer where you put warm water in the tub and then you put it in the bed to warm you up in the winter.
    BlueWhale1

  50. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    My grandparents have one of these hanging in their house. This is an old bed-warmer (I think). We don’t see these anymore because we have hot water bottles and radiators. Despite this if I’d seen this for the very first time I would have guessed that it was a chamberpot! That or a unicorn hat for those unicorns that have no horn and really need a unique hat to hide their magical unicorn head. We don’t see unicorn hats anymore because unicorns like to hide a lot and have invented special ointment that they rub on the stump to promote grown and a healthy unicorn horn. These are very rare nowadays because the golden brown colour is very out of fashion in unicorn communities and pink and neon green ones are a lot more common. I hope one of these ideas are right!
    -Rosecat

  51. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think that this is an old fashioned bed warmer.

    My reasoning:
    -there is a wooden handle, similar to the handle of a frying pan that people could hold rather than holding a metal handle and burning themselves
    -it is made of some kind of metal so it warms up quickly
    -the metal insulates the water better than some other materials to keep it warmer for longer
    -there is a lid that you can open or close to keep the heat until you put it under the bed when you can open the lid and warm the bed up
    -it is flat so it can fit in small spaces like under the bed

    We don’t see these things any more because:
    -we have better things like heaters so we have no need for this anymore
    -our new solutions are better than water underneath a bed because it stays warmer for longer
    -things like heaters are much more easy to use then these old fashioned bed heaters, on a heater you flick a switch but using one of these you have to boil the water which is quite time consuming

    blueleopard

  52. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I believe that this item is an old form of a heater for your bed filled with warm stones then placed in bed to warm. I’ve seen this many times in my grandparents house and when I asked what it was I was surprised to hear what it was (thank you curiosity). We haven’t seen them in use since the invention of central heating but can be seen as a lovely decoration in many aging house.
    Goldrhino

  53. Willowtown Primary School Willowtown Primary School

    I think that it is a bed warmer and it was used in the Victorian days. unicornpower468

  54. I think it might contain coal or some sort of heat producer. Thanks to Pip wip at graveney for the help. By NellieBly:the2nd

  55. I also think it may be a mirror. It has the handle because due to the material you need a bit more grip. And if you open up the lid thats were the mirror would be.
    Curious Kitty

  56. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think this is a pan because the golden part is a good thermal conductor and the wood a insulator which means it would be a usable stubstance.

    .prodino.

  57. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it is a saucepan and there is a button on the on the handle to open the the imbiult lid. The wood is an insulater so it won’t be hot when you hold it but the metal part is a good thermal conducter so it will help cook the food.

    Yamwertolo

  58. I think it might be a frying pan that has a lid to keep the oil and smoke out we don’t use them now because the modern ones are made of better materials because it looks like its made of gold

    peperoni42

  59. I also think it is a mirror that rich people would use in the olden days

    peperoni42

  60. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    In my opinion , it is a mirror from the time of world war 1 (1914-1918) sent as a remembrance to a soldier from his/her family . I think this because if you look on the handle then you might see a soldiers name engraved in it . The mirror seems to have a
    sliding lid to protect it from shrapnel flying around the trenches .
    chocolate-estate

  61. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think this might be a frying pan because it has a wooden stick to hold it and it has this really gold type
    Of metal so it could be on fire

  62. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I think this object could be a toilet seat because the metal hinge can open and close and the wooden stick could be the flusher.

    Starrainbow

  63. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    I thought it could be a frying pan, until I saw mmmusic’s post and I realised it had a wooden handle so it would burn. I also saw a post that said it had a hinge so it could open. I also thought of the clue we got. It could be a chamber pot but the chamber pots went around 1900AD. So I think it could be a pot women used to cook so the steam couldn’t have a chance to get out.
    Cupcakes and rainbows

  64. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think that this is a magnifying glass because it has a handle and a cylinder where the lense would be. You would use it to read small prints on a magazine or catalogue.

    Beauty

  65. Greenfields Comment Greenfields Comment

    I think it could a magnificent magnifying glass that they used in the past.

    DDHD

  66. Greenfields Comment Greenfields Comment

    It is a tamberine and a clock because if you open it there is a clock and at each hour the tamberine shakes.

    REBELRUBYLOU10

  67. I believe this object is a frying pan/saucer used in around the 1800’s. I think this because there is a latch to possibly release steam; acting like a pressure cooker. Another thing I noticed is that the material is probably made out of lead. Lead was used in a lot of items in the Victorian era, such as makeup, utensils etc. I think why we don’t use it today, is mainly because our food would’ve been poisoned from the dangerous substance.
    OriginallyCurious

  68. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it’s a magnifying glass which they used in the olden days.It’s a mysterious object that I think could be something that helps you see.

    chocolateunicorn21

  69. We have decided that it must be from the olden days as it has a wooden stick and is made out of golden metal, most things now are made from plastic! By looking closely we notice it had a bit that could flip up, so we have come to the opinion that it is a pan to put something hot in like food or water to which it keeps it hot. Maybe an old fashioned water bottle! Although we agreed it wouldn’t be very comfortable!

    Fire Cracken, Parkour Ninja, Dragon Donkey

  70. It is a frying pan that people used in the olden days. They used it in the fire so thats why it has a lid on it so the food doesn’t get burnt.

    Woodhill Walrus, Woodhill Flower, Flame Ninja

  71. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    Thank you to Unigirl G and mythicalmystic
    for reading my comment .
    chocolate-estate

  72. To work out the answer, we must think logically and rationally but we must also be open minded to any other new ideas, as the object could be anything. After questioning my ideas and thinking through all the possibilities, I have come to the conclusion that the object is a bed warmer/warming pan; an object commonly used in cold conditions like the countryside to warm up beds before being used – it was used more than 100 years ago. This is how I worked it out:

    1. My first impression was that it was a saucepan from the olden days as it had the same shape of one and hade an ancient looking metal finish. However, I then realised that it had a wooden handle, which would be a safety hazard as it could cause a fire.

    2. My second impression was that it might be a chamber pot as it had the ideal shape for one and chamber pots were also primarily used in ‘the olden days’. However chamber pots have to be a lot bigger to function properly and they aren’t usually built with long wooden handles.

    3. My third and final impression was that it could be a bed warmer/warming pan because it would be perfect to fill with preheated river stones, then to hold carry it onto the bed using the handle.

    After consideration, I found that thenbed warmer/warming pan was the most plausible answer!

    By Pip:Wip

  73. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    In my humble opinion, I believe that this is a saucepan with an opening and closing top from around the 1800’s . I believe the reason we don’t see it anymore is caused by the opening and closing top since some people may believe that you put your ingredients in and then close the top and leave it to simmer.Yet, that action may cause to burn since there is a lack of air , and the person who is cooking might not always check up on the food causing a possility of burning the food.
    ~Ladypufflekins543

  74. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Techfox In my opinion I think the object is a golden mirror that was used by people in ancient times.

  75. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Flowerfox -I think the image is a saucepan because it has a handle and has a lid attached to it .

  76. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Slyfox
    I think the item is a magnifying glass . It might have been used for looking at insects.

  77. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #JDfox I think it is a magnifying glass because it looks like you could open it and look through it. It may be used to look at really small stuff. Or it is used by people who can’t see very well. Or inventors.

  78. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Purplefox- I think that the image is showing a pot that is no longer used but it was used in the olden days. I think this because it has a modern touch and it looks old and rusty.

  79. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Blue_Fox
    In my opinion I think this is a pan used for cooking because the ones that we see it looks like the same .

  80. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Sillyfox In my opinion I think it is a frying pan because it has a handle and a pot lid so they can use it when they are cooking soup.

  81. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #smartfox. I think that this image is showing an olden time hairbrush with a lid on it

  82. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #footy_fox
    In opinion I think it is an ancient drum which they used in ancient times

  83. i think it is were you put hot water in and then you but it under your bed a bed warmer

    -unicorns 2017

  84. This image is of a bed warmer

    RiverSmith06

  85. I think it was used for Santa to press the button and then air comes. This propels the sleigh and that’s how you get your presents.

    Genie Pig

  86. pip wip helped me

    -unicorns 2017-

  87. I think that it might be a delicate magnifying glass, with a cover to protect it because it has a similar shape and a handle. This might be for people who find it difficult to see small writing, or anything that can be hard to see.

    Moonlight Sonata

  88. I think it was used to boil flowers (like lavender) in hot water and then- because of the scent that they give off- you put it in your room so it smells really nice.
    *CheesePuff14

  89. I think it a place to store food in the old days. It looks like it has a lid so you could open it up and put your food in it. I think this was created before lunch boxes. If you wanted to keep your food warm, you could put this over a fire and it would heat up your food.

    -BlueCheese05

  90. Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

    From our history lessons, we have discovered that its a victorian bed warmer. The use of it was that it was used to warm up beds. Most of the rich would have one and have their maids warm up their beds before they go to sleep. Its not used anymore but it was very popular.

    Babs523
    Devil490
    Lollypop02

  91. I think it is a porridge maker for Victorians as it looks a lot like a simple pot. It has a lid that can open and close from the push of button, great for family breakfast. Yet, the smartest of the Victorians would use it for such delicacies as steamed carrots or parsnips. But, it could have also been used for pasta or rice from countries that ate those kinds of food.

    YellowOwl2

  92. Thomas Middlecott Academy Thomas Middlecott Academy

    HI, i think its a type of drum that was used in the older times, almost the first one ever!

    coolnerd123

  93. I think it’s a bird catcher that doubles up as a pressure cooker, because if you stick it in the ground using the handle it could catch birds and then you don’t even have to prepare it but you can just cook it.

    Pugacorn

  94. What is this? Honestly I don’t know however I will give an educated guess. This looks like it has a lid so you must be able to put an object in there , it also has a handle so that you could heat it up over a hob. Maybe if you put water in it you could heat it up using it like a saucepan then put it in your bed to warm it up then take it out when you go to sleep as not to burn yourself.

    Piglet123

  95. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think it might be a coffee grinder

    Unicorn123

  96. With reasoning, you can deduce that it is a type of equipment used for heating because as you wouldn’t want smoke hitting your face so there is a cover so the smoke doesn’t hit your face. It is probably a bed warmer for rich people. As we have central heating we don’t need it to warm up our beds but it could still be useful in power cuts. But here is the imagination side.
    I think it could be a place to concoct different types of makeup by rich women or a cauldron for witches, boiling and bubbling potions and herbal remedies in their hands.

    Sparnosaur12

  97. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I think it might be a saucepan, which has been lucky enough to survive since the olden days in 1800 to 1900
    MJreporter10

    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      A reason why it could be a saucepan is because it has a handle which every saucepan has, wether it’s old or not. It also looks a though it had been a little bit burned, but only in the slightest. The object has a lid, sort of like the ones that you will find on a cooking pan.

      MJreporter10

  98. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think it is a hand mirror when you hold the handle and there is a case to protect is

    BlueRules

  99. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think that it is a frying pan that has a lid or a lid that is attached to the frying pan

    BlueRules

  100. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I positively think that it is a Victorian bed warmer

    BlueRules

  101. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think that it is a Victorian bed warmer because it looks like people put coal inside and you heat up the bed when you put it under a blanket to make your bed feel warm

    BlueRules

  102. We have decided that it must be from the olden days as it has a wooden stick and is made out of golden metal, most things now are made from plastic! By looking closely we notice it had a bit that could flip up, so we have come to the opinion that it is a pan to put something hot in like food or water to which it keeps it hot. Maybe an old fashioned water bottle! Although we agreed it wouldn’t be very comfortable!

    Fire Cracken, Parkour Ninja, Dragon Donkey

  103. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    I think that it might be an old frying pan or an old hot water pan/bottle which you would use to heat up your bed

    LegoMaster 969

  104. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Wow history interesting.

    Mr viniger chips

  105. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    The object is an old heating pan that would have been placed under the blankets of your bed, warming it up before bed time. These were used when there was no central heating, electricity or gas supply. The rich would have plenty of these pans, yet the poor would not have been so lucky. These pans are still used in other countries that do not have heating.
    Mr Fight

  106. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    But actually this is a special thing that had been millions of years old ,they used it to fry food for people to eat in their time on the 19,s senturies By little miss Dj

  107. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    The object is a brass heating pan and works the same as a hot water bottle, which heats up your bed. It is an antique, yet is still used in homes that do not have central heating.
    Miss pebbles

  108. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    The object is a brass heating pan. My grandparents used to use them in India as they had no heating system. The pan would warm up their bed!
    Mr Loyed

  109. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    We think that it is either a mirror or a frying pan ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Poisin.I pinky13

  110. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    This object is a heating pan it is used to heat up your bed if you don’t have central heating it has been used for years.
    Mr Johnson

  111. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    I think it’s a popcorn maker – it looks like you can shut the lid while the kernels pop!

    curoboy19

  112. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    I think it’s a pancake maker because of the shape of it!

    Goku

  113. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    I think it’s a frying pan because it’s the same shape and it has a lid that looks like it clips on.

    overtherainbow07

  114. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it is a saucepan and the gold bit is a thermal conductor I rewrote this because I didn’t put my hub handle

    Zendaya Charlie

  115. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it is a saucepan from the olderen days.
    Chocolate donut

  116. I think this looks like a mirror because it looks reflective enough to be one but it would be a bit weird for it to be a mirror because of the handle and the structure of it.

    JoJoSays

  117. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    I think it is a mirror, it can be opened so that it can’t be smashed, we don’t see them anymore because we have got new pocket mirrors
    Wolf

  118. I think it’s either a mirror or a frying pan because the handle and the structure is just like a mirror and a frying pan. One thing I’m not sure about is the front because I’ve never seen a mirror or a frying pan with a casing but it can be something else like a storage.
    MiniChina

  119. Upton Cross Primary School Upton Cross Primary School

    I think this is something to keep your house warm. I think this because it looks a bit like a pan, but has a lid on the top of it. This suggests that it may have been used to burn coal and thus give a fire to keep your house warm, though I think you could probably put it in your bed so you sleep in a warm bed at night. The reason we don’t have it any more is because we now have radiators and hot water bottles
    By: DaCedarHedgehog

  120. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think the object is a pan that they used in the early nineteen centuries because it has the shape of a pan with a lid to close it when you have finished with it. Also I think they would of used it when they were making some sort of curry. Priceless bunnie

  121. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Also I think it could be a mirror that you can pull up and look into

    Priceless Bunnie

  122. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    It is a brass heating pan because it has a pan base
    Little miss singer

  123. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    This is a brass heating pan they used to put rocks and Cole inside brass pan and put it under their bed to heat it up
    Mr Loyed

  124. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think its some sort of frying pan that has a button and when you press it the lid opens.I also think that you can put things to eat in it
    purplemusician

  125. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think this object is some like a frying pan from the olden days were they could just touch the button but any sort of food and cook it.
    Sparkletastick20

  126. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think that the object was used by opening up the lid by pressing on the popping up part and pouring in hot water, then, you put it under the bed. I thought you would use it like that because the handle is wood so you won’t burn your hand and the metal could’ve been heated up from the type of material.

    blue eyes white dragon

  127. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Social
    Official housing
    Comfort of housing rent
    In London the housing is disastrous
    Empty houses left alone
    The traumatised homeless people
    You need to listen!
    Chocaholic123

  128. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think that is an old bed warmer
    pinkunicorn18

  129. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think it is an old frying pan which opens and closes.
    Acrobat64

  130. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think this is a olden day frying pan!

    Bluelime21

  131. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I will try my best when i`m older to help people get a home #helppeoplegetahome – ogaremoji27
    I will try my best to help my community #helpyourcommunity – pandaboy

    pandaboy and ogaremoji27

  132. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    sorry but shrekbox1804 wrote that instead

    ogaremoji27 and pandaboy

  133. St Saviour's & St Olave's School St Saviour's & St Olave's School

    I think it is a bed warmer
    FLUFFY UNICORN

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