posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 07:32 AM
Not sure about these, but they are my initial ideas.
1. A water heater.
Twigs, and fuel is put into the central tube, and a lit ember is placed into the sunken wire basket on top, which lights the tinder and fuel in the
Water placed inside the large space around the tube, is heated by the fire smoldering away in the tube.
2. A basic vase/jug. Probably for milk or water.
3. A Funnel..for may purposes of pouring one thing into another container.
4. Some kind of sluice? There was a gold rush in there area around the mid 1800's, perhaps it was used for washing the sediments looking for gold and
5. Looks like a baby bath to me.
Heat the water over a stove fire, and put baby in the warm water (once off the stove of course)..the bar could be for mum to rest her cradle arm on,
or another now missing piece was joined on the bar, like a sloping platform to keep baby's head out of the water.
edit on 3-7-2013 by MysterX because: (no reason given)