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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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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

224. 2" long



225. 3 1/2" long



226. 7 3/4" long



227. 1" tall



228. Please see the second post on this page for more photos of this one.




229. This is a close-up of something fairly common.



Answers

11 Comments:

  • 225. half of a tube flaring tool, the other half of the deal holds the tubing (usually of various size from 3/16 to 3/8") & this device clamps onto it & does the flare.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/22/2004 7:05 AM  

  • 224. Looks like some kind of removable link for a chain

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/22/2004 7:07 AM  

  • 227. spokewrench (motorcycle or bicycle)
    229. chainsaw blade

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/22/2004 5:57 PM  

  • 226: Leather filled with lead to hold books open whilst reading.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/22/2004 7:12 PM  

  • 224- Old catalogs list this as a repair link for chain.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/22/2004 7:39 PM  

  • >225. half of a tube flaring tool...

    >224. Looks like some kind of removable link for a chain

    >227. spokewrench (motorcycle or bicycle)
    >229. chainsaw blade

    >226: Leather filled with lead to hold books open whilst reading.

    >224- Old catalogs list this as a repair link for chain.

    These are all correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/23/2004 7:16 AM  

  • #232 Is it a Calcite crystal?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2004 6:34 PM  

  • For the object that you are not quite sure on. It looks like a hand crafted compass, like the ones you would get in math sets. Perhaps it was used for drawing an arc before cutting or some other sort of design.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2004 7:02 PM  

  • the picture that you weren't sure about has two pieces of drafting equipment. it would be used by an architect or engineer making technical drawings.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/30/2004 1:32 AM  

  • >#232 Is it a Calcite crystal?

    This one isn't calcite.

    >For the object that you are not quite sure on. It looks like a hand crafted compass, like the ones you would get in math sets. Perhaps it was used for drawing an arc before cutting or some other sort of design.


    Possibly, I think the best guess that I've heard so far is that it could be a framer's tool.


    >the picture that you weren't sure about has two pieces of drafting equipment. it would be used by an architect or engineer making technical drawings.

    Could be, but it's quite a bit larger than most compasses that I've seen.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/30/2004 3:47 PM  

  • #226 is what's known as a "sap", a weapon related to the "blackjack". It's not quite a "flat sap", but is close enough.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/05/2005 8:37 PM  

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