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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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Thursday, December 09, 2004

213. This is an close-up of something most people would recognize.



214. 2 1/8" long



215. 2 3/8" tall



216. 7" long





217. 7 1/2" long







Answers

12 Comments:

  • 215. appears to be yet another type of core removing tool for valve stems.
    217. a chain breaker, removes the side plates on roller chain (same kind of links as seen on the side of this tool)

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/10/2004 7:16 AM  

  • 213. A sand dollar

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2004 4:47 PM  

  • >215. appears to be yet another type of core removing tool for valve stems.
    217. a chain breaker, removes the side plates on roller chain (same kind of links as seen on the side of this tool)

    Both of these are correct.

    >213. A sand dollar

    Yes

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/11/2004 6:00 AM  

  • 215_ I believe this is more than just the tool . It looks like a cover for those very early auto valve stems with the core wrench built into the end.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2004 5:58 PM  

  • >215_ I believe this is more than just the tool . It looks like a cover...

    This is correct, threads start half-way up the inside.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/13/2004 8:18 PM  

  • 214- part of a tree tap for collecting Maple sap.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/13/2004 9:40 PM  

  • >214- part of a tree tap for collecting Maple sap.

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/15/2004 4:40 AM  

  • Where are the answers? :)

    I think you have a great idea for a blog, but you need the answers someplace (perhaps in their own comment item posted later on) to explain what they are.

    Great start and continue the good work!

    Mike Wilkerson

    By Blogger Mike Wilkerson, at 12/16/2004 3:34 PM  

  • >Where are the answers?

    Thanks for the comments, I usually put up the answers a week after the original post. I just added the solutions for last weeks photos, you'll find a link after the last picture in the set.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/16/2004 7:06 PM  

  • 220. A bullet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/17/2004 5:07 PM  

  • >220. A bullet

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/19/2004 5:52 PM  

  • 225. is a tool used for flaring copper tubing. You insert the sharp part into the tube and twist and it flares it out. John Watson

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2004 11:41 PM  

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