#231 is a small phone dial, probably meant to be used with a stylus. It
could be from the type of phone that linemen wore on their belts in the dial
phone dim past.
#234 is for breaking ice cubes. Hold the cube in the palm of one hand, and
make the weight vibrate against it. I have one--it works. Brand name is
Correct, it's also called a TV stone, if you hold it up to your eye you
can't see through it (you can't see across the room, just a blur of light),
an image can be seen through it only when it's placed directly on something.
With it's fibrous crystal growth, it's like naturally occurring fiber
optics, as you can see in the photos the image is transmitted straight up
from the bottom. If you put it on a dollar or a printed page and move it
around, the way the image looks in relation to the real printing is very
unusual. I get really great reactions with this one, it's one of my
favorite things to show people.
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