A curious object creates frustration in Galway as people try to discover what it is and what it could be used for.

Cathal O'Shannon asks people in Galway if they can can identify an object and tell him what it might have been used for. The item is made a wooden and brass instrument with a metal file attached to it but mystery surrounds its exact purpose.

What’s it for and how would you use it?

People are curious and gather round to try and ascertain what the object is and what use it might have.

Suggestions include a microphone, a lock, or some sort of bottle opener.

I have no idea.

This episode of 'Newsbeat’ was broadcast on 21 May 1971. The presenter is Cathal O'Shannon.