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Dahu
09-19-2017, 11:49 AM
This has been in my drawer at work for quite some time:

http://i66.tinypic.com/5da0c7.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/34osocw.jpg

There is a very thin gap between the two pieces of fabric inside, it will hold a piece of paper without it falling out, but not enough thickness of paper to be used to hold several sheets. Looks like it could be used to clean something maybe? It's slightly flexible but doesn't pivot so I don't think it's a clip of some sort.

For thems that don't know, HMRC is the UK's equivalent of the IRS.

Does anyone know what it would be used for?

burpo the wonder mutt
09-19-2017, 12:00 PM
Total WAG: an ink blotter (for signed signatures on a form)?

Sidebar: I thought the UK equivalent of the IRS was the "Inland Revenue," which is why you have so many tax dodgers on the coast.

Kimble
09-19-2017, 12:01 PM
I bet it's a CD cleaner like this one (http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Business-Gift/CD-Cleaner/Mini-CD-Cleaner-211026836.htm). Especially if it's about 12 [edit: 6] cm long total.

Folly
09-19-2017, 12:03 PM
I bet it's a CD cleaner like this one (http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Business-Gift/CD-Cleaner/Mini-CD-Cleaner-211026836.htm). Especially if it's about 12 cm long total.

I was thinking something like car visor clip, but I bet you're right.

Giles
09-19-2017, 12:05 PM
Is it 8 to 10 cm long? If so, could it be used to clean compact discs?

DPRK
09-19-2017, 12:22 PM
Total WAG: an ink blotter (for signed signatures on a form)?

Since it does not open up, you could not blot with it.

As has been noted, it's a CD/DVD cleaner, advertising some company's web site. I wonder how easy it is to clean the fabric once it gets manky.

Kiwi Fruit
09-19-2017, 10:40 PM
Since it does not open up, you could not blot with it.

As has been noted, it's a CD/DVD cleaner, advertising some company's web site. I wonder how easy it is to clean the fabric once it gets manky.

HMRC is Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, the tax collectors. And there's 56000 of them! You'll never escape their clutches.

Quartz
09-20-2017, 02:48 AM
Sidebar: I thought the UK equivalent of the IRS was the "Inland Revenue,"

It was. They reorganised and merged.

ftg
09-21-2017, 02:33 PM
Another vote for CD cleaner. I got a few back in the day when I went to computer trade shows.

TwoCarrotSnowman
09-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Perhaps some sort of CD cleaner?

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