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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, April 06, 2005

315. 3 1/4" long




316. 3" long,







317.




318.




319. 2" tall,




320. 7" long,






Thanks to Bill(#316), Jeff(#319) and Brian(#320) for submitting photos for this set.


Answers

13 Comments:

  • 319 - Very early automobile tire valve cover.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2005 4:53 PM  

  • 315 - Modern production skeleton keys for rim locks. These are probably brass plated white metal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2005 4:56 PM  

  • 318 - Tuning Fork key of F

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/07/2005 6:34 PM  

  • >319 - Very early automobile tire valve cover.
    >315 - Modern production skeleton keys ...

    Both correct.

    >318 - Tuning Fork key of F

    Yes, but not key of F.


    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/07/2005 7:00 PM  

  • 318 - then perhaps an F. At least we know it's a tuning fork.

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/08/2005 6:55 AM  

  • 317. This looks like a three dimentional puzzle very much like ones I owned as a child. The starting structure is a cube, three units on a side.

    318. I am sure canem meant to say it might be an 'E'.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/09/2005 6:13 AM  

  • >317. This looks like a three dimentional puzzle ...

    Yes, it's a seven piece Soma puzzle.

    >318. I am sure canem meant to say it might be an 'E'.

    That's what I was thinking, E is correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/09/2005 7:13 AM  

  • http://users.ids.net/~salberg/soma/Soma.html

    The Internet is a wonderful place. This tells about a Soma Cube and has a little game where you can play with one, virtual-like.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/09/2005 12:54 PM  

  • users.ids.net/~salberg/soma/Soma.html

    Oops, the last part of that link got cut off. Try this version.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/09/2005 12:56 PM  

  • #320 is a typewriter typebar alignment tool.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 4/12/2005 9:40 AM  

  • >users.ids.net/~salberg/soma/Soma.html

    Thanks for the link.

    >#320 is a typewriter typebar alignment tool.

    Correct, the only thing I knew about this one is that it's a typewriter repair tool, so thanks for the additional info.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/12/2005 6:07 PM  

  • #325 is a bottle cap remover.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/14/2005 8:03 AM  

  • #323 is torch tip.

    Not exactly an unusual item

    By Anonymous Ozoned, at 4/16/2005 6:20 PM  

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