Brass Holders, Budapest Parliament

Can you guess what that curved structure is? The shot was taken in the corridors of Budapest Parliament. Here is one more close-up. The curves are all numbered. Before scrolling down further give it a thought what could it be?

So? Could you guess? These are brass cigar holders. Smoking was once permitted in the corridors of Hungarian Parliament, but not inside the voting and discussion chamber. The politicians left their cigars on these grooved racks before they went in to cast their vote. The numbers on the rack helped them remember which cigar was whose. After returning from the debates and voting sessions they could pick up their own cigar without confusion.

Interesting! I thought.

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