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I've been collecting unusual objects for quite a while, and several years ago I started posting them on this site as puzzles for visitors to figure out what they are. Most of the items are mine but a few belong to others, if you aren't interested in tools there are plenty of other type objects that have also been posted.

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Sunday, October 31, 2004

171. 3 3/8" long



172. 6 1/2" long



173. 6" long







174. 5 1/4" long





175. 3 1/2" long



176. 3" long



177. 6 1/8" long, S.W. Card Mfg. Co., Mansfield Mass. U.S.A.,
B.& O. R.R.


Answers

22 Comments:

  • There is an interesting Dutch web site with some tools that need to be identified, it can be seen here:

    http://home.deds.nl/~watisdat/

    They know what the first one is but not the others.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/31/2004 5:31 AM  

  • 172. I believe is an oyster knife, never seen one with a plastic handle though.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 11/01/2004 6:57 AM  

  • 174. A wire connector crimping/cutting tool. For use on crimp connectors, in this case, looks like one specific kind.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2004 7:00 AM  

  • 176. An igniter used in gas lanterns (Coleman) or as we use them, for potato guns.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 11/01/2004 7:01 AM  

  • >172. I believe is an oyster knife...

    Correct.

    >174. A wire connector crimping/cutting tool.

    This one isn't a wire tool, the part sticking out of the handle is a clue to what it's for.


    >176. An igniter used in gas lanterns (Coleman) or as we use them, for potato guns.

    Yes.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/01/2004 6:34 PM  

  • 175. A leather working tool.

    By Blogger Canem, at 11/01/2004 7:46 PM  

  • >175. A leather working tool.

    Correct, although it does have a particular name.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/01/2004 8:05 PM  

  • 171 is a tarp clamp used to attach a rope to a tarp.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2004 9:39 PM  

  • 175 - A Swivel Knife for carving leather. The one pictured has a straight blade inserted.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2004 10:12 PM  

  • 174 - A fisherman's tool for cutting, crimping weights and removing hooks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2004 1:14 AM  

  • 171: I use a dozen of those to attach my front projector screen on my wall. Bought at the local home depot, around 50c a piece.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/02/2004 3:04 AM  

  • >171 is a tarp clamp used to attach a rope to a tarp.

    Correct.

    >175 - A Swivel Knife for carving leather. The one pictured has a straight blade inserted.

    Yes.

    >174 - A fisherman's tool for cutting, crimping weights and removing hooks?

    Correct, it's a pair of fishermen's pliers.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/02/2004 3:36 PM  

  • 173 - a tool for removing washers or socket/bushing/hub (don't really know the translation)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2004 6:19 PM  

  • >173 - a tool for removing washers or socket/bushing/hub

    It isn't for removing washers, it's for inserting something on part of a car.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/03/2004 8:24 PM  

  • 178. Appears to be a tip for a propane torch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 9:08 AM  

  • 181. I belive this is the toe part of a tap shoe, that taps, when tapdancing

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2004 9:54 AM  

  • #177 A thread chaser.

    By Blogger gnathos, at 11/06/2004 4:47 PM  

  • #183

    Lock nut for romex connector or conduit connector

    By Blogger gnathos, at 11/06/2004 4:48 PM  

  • >178. Appears to be a tip for a propane torch.

    Correct

    >181. I belive this is the toe part of a tap shoe, that taps, when tapdancing

    It's for shoes, but it's not a tap.

    >#177 A thread chaser.

    Yes

    >#183
    Lock nut for romex connector or conduit connector

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/06/2004 8:50 PM  

  • 171: tarp gripper, for tie down attachment
    176: flint igniter for coleman white-gas lantern

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/07/2004 1:42 AM  

  • 174: Split shot crimper? (For light fishing weights)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/07/2004 1:43 AM  

  • >171: tarp gripper, for tie down attachment

    Yes, it's a tarp clamp

    >176: flint igniter for coleman white-gas lantern

    Correct.

    >174: Split shot crimper? (For light fishing weights)

    Correct, they are fishermen's pliers.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/07/2004 12:25 PM  

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