It's a new series here at Tetanus Burger, that's what. In which we post pictures of things our dad saved that we cannot for the life of us identify, and open up the floor to guesses, or, if you prefer, elaborate fictions; don't be shy! Our first contestant:
It's a jelly-jar (an apple-plum jelly-jar, to be precise) full of these, well, tiny little thingies. They're about three-sixteenths of an inch long and shiny silver. They look like little grommets, or hollowed-out rivets, but damned if we can figure out what you'd use them for. And there are I imagine thousands of them in this jar:
And a close-up:
I am tempted to offer the jar of thingies as a prize to the person with the most reasonable (or amusing) guess; but that would just be mean. You don't want this crap.