What is it?

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.

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for a wide variety of some of my best pieces.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

278. 2" long, approx. 4 oz.

279. 4 3/4" long

280. 3 3/8" x 2 1/8"

281. 6 1/2" long

282. The specific type of object in this extreme close-up might not be well known but most people are familiar with the general name for it.

283. 6 3/4" long



  • 279. Bike Wheel/Spoke tool
    280. Metronome
    283. Adjustable Can Opener

    By Blogger Canem, at 2/24/2005 12:52 PM  

  • >279. Bike Wheel/Spoke tool
    >280. Metronome
    >283. Adjustable Can Opener

    These three are correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/24/2005 7:41 PM  

  • 281. a fish scaler

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 2/24/2005 9:15 PM  

  • 278. Iron

    By Blogger Canem, at 2/25/2005 7:33 PM  

  • >281. a fish scaler

    This tool isn't a scaler.

    >278. Iron

    It is composed of mostly iron, but there is a specific term that more accurately describes this one.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/26/2005 12:36 AM  

  • 278. Looks like meteorite.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2005 12:31 PM  

  • >278. Looks like meteorite.

    Correct, it's a piece of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/26/2005 4:53 PM  

  • I've got a few tools & can't figure out what they are.

    Can I send you photos?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/27/2005 8:42 PM  

  • >I've got a few tools & can't figure out what they are. Can I send you photos?

    Feel free to send some photos to me, my email can be found on my profile page. I've used several pictures that have been sent to me, other photos that I've received weren't used because of two main reasons: poor photo quality and just an arbitrary judgement on what I want to see on my site. I don't expect a whole lot when it comes to photo quality, but focus is important, and decent lighting is a plus, just so we have a good view of it.

    I can't guarantee that anything sent to me will make it onto the site, but if you want to send some photos, I would be happy to consider them.


    By Blogger Rob, at 2/28/2005 7:48 AM  

  • 286. scissor jack handle (for a small car)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/05/2005 3:15 PM  

  • 284. Mountain climbing rock wedge
    289. nose hair trimmer

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/05/2005 3:17 PM  

  • >286. scissor jack handle (for a small car)

    This one isn't a jack handle.

    >284. Mountain climbing rock wedge


    >289. nose hair trimmer

    I hope that's not what it is...

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/05/2005 6:15 PM  

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