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, May 12, 2005

345. Same size as a pocket watch,thanks to Don for submitting these two pictures.

346. 5-1/2" long

347. 2-1/8" long

348. A close-up of something fairly common.

349. This one is a very small project that I made the other day. Probably not very difficult but the puzzle here is to determine what has been created from a battery, three wires, two magnets and some tape.

350. 6" long



If you haven't seen the "Sky in a Room" experiment before, in which the view from a window is projected onto the entire opposite wall, optical illusions etc. has a post that includes one of my photos showing this effect.


  • 346. Mortise cutter
    347. Puzzle - try to remove nuts.
    348. Fire sprinkler head.
    349. Electric motor - wire circle will spin when installed through copper loop?

    By Blogger Canem, at 5/12/2005 5:45 AM  

  • 348. Key for a drill chuck
    350. slingshot

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 5/12/2005 6:09 AM  

  • 349. Electromagnetic motor! I agree with canem on the purpose of the motor.
    348. Like pa-ter says (and my husband), Key for a drill chuck!

    By Anonymous krickit, at 5/12/2005 1:56 PM  

  • >346. Mortise cutter
    >347. Puzzle - try to remove nuts.

    Both correct

    >348. Fire sprinkler head.


    >349. Electric motor...


    >348. Key for a drill chuck
    >350. slingshot
    >349. Electromagnetic motor...
    >348. Like pa-ter says (and my husband), Key for a drill chuck!

    These are all correct.


    By Blogger Rob, at 5/13/2005 2:52 PM  

  • 345. C10 Soviet KL-1 Slide Rule watch

    Scroll down for some Russian and English instruction sheets.

    By Blogger Galoot, at 5/14/2005 2:27 PM  

  • >345. C10 Soviet KL-1 Slide Rule watch

    Correct, thanks for the link. I'll pass it on to the owner.


    By Blogger Rob, at 5/15/2005 5:23 AM  

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