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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, January 27, 2005

254. 1 5/8" tall



255. 10 1/4" long



256. 5 1/4" long




257. 4 1/2" long, patented November 7, 1933



258. 4" long







259. 4 1/4" long







Answers


9 Comments:

  • 255. wrench for bungs (screw in plugs on 55 gal. drums)
    257. Bottle opener?
    258. knife sharpener

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/27/2005 7:14 AM  

  • 254: 10 turn potentiometer locking dail.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/27/2005 1:53 PM  

  • Just a wild guess but would # 259 be a handcuff key?

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 1/27/2005 2:45 PM  

  • >255. wrench for bungs (screw in plugs on 55 gal. drums)

    It's a wrench, but not for bungs

    >257. Bottle opener?

    Correct

    >258. knife sharpener

    Yes

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    >254: 10 turn potentiometer locking dail.

    This one isn't a potentiometer.

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    >Just a wild guess but would # 259 be a handcuff key?

    Correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 1/27/2005 6:14 PM  

  • 257 handle (to hold a frying pan)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/01/2005 10:37 AM  

  • >257 handle (to hold a frying pan)

    This one isn't just a handle.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/01/2005 3:44 PM  

  • 255 looks like the wrench for the cap on my old fuel oil filler pipe.

    By Blogger Canem, at 2/01/2005 7:44 PM  

  • >255 looks like the wrench for the cap on my old fuel oil filler pipe

    It's a wrench but not for a fuel oil filler pipe.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/03/2005 4:33 AM  

  • 262. Striking tool for brick mortar

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/05/2005 4:55 PM  

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