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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, May 19, 2005

351. 2-3/4" diameter





352. 3-1/2" long. Thanks again to Don for these two pictures.







353. 8" diameter





354. This one is part of a project that I made with the kids a couple of years ago. Seen below is a 48" segment of 1-1/4" I.D. pvc pipe (covered with duct tape) connected to a tee section, one end of which has a piece of paper attached with a single strip of tape. As usual, the puzzle here is to determine the nature of the project. Two parts are missing, a common household appliance and a small object.









355. A partial/close-up shot of something that everyone would recognize. I'll post another photo in a day or two if no one gets it.




356. 17" long, this item comes in a set of two; made from metal, with a leather pad.





Answers

10 Comments:

  • 352. Hard drive read/write heads
    355. Flute,I think
    356. Pole climbing spikes

    By Blogger Canem, at 5/19/2005 6:12 AM  

  • 355. Probably a saxphone

    By Anonymous Bob Dively, at 5/19/2005 3:24 PM  

  • 355. A tenor saxophone, just down from the neck of the instrument.
    356. I agree with canem, telephone pole climbing spikes.

    By Anonymous krickit, at 5/19/2005 5:13 PM  

  • 351. Electronic 20 Questions game

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 5/19/2005 9:12 PM  

  • >352. Hard drive read/write heads

    Correct

    >355. Flute,I think

    Nope

    >356. Pole climbing spikes

    They were marked "tree climbers", but you've got the right idea.


    >355. Probably a saxphone
    >355. A tenor saxophone...
    >356. I agree with canem, telephone pole climbing spikes.
    >351. Electronic 20 Questions game

    All correct, though I'm not sure exactly what type of sax it is.

    By Blogger Rob, at 5/20/2005 4:05 PM  

  • 354. Since no one else has posted...maybe this involves a vacuum cleaner and a golf ball?

    BTW, only times of day, and not dates, show up for posts here.

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 5/22/2005 9:12 AM  

  • >354. Since no one else has posted...maybe this involves a vacuum cleaner and a golf ball?

    Yes, it does involve a vacuum cleaner, but golf balls are too big. It fires wood dowels and small balls or water balloons.

    >BTW, only times of day, and not dates, show up for posts here.

    I've been meaning to fix that, dates should now show up.

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 5/22/2005 1:21 PM  

  • 353. Since no one has tried this one, how about a float for commercial fishing net.

    By Blogger Canem, at 5/22/2005 6:26 PM  

  • >353. Since no one has tried this one, how about a float for commercial fishing net

    This is probably correct, it was marked "float ball".

    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 5/22/2005 7:17 PM  

  • 351. 20 Questions! I love these things. The only time it was ever wrong for me- I was thinking of a raindrop, and it guessed a fart!! My students thought that was very funny, but it figured it out in the next five questions.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/30/2005 10:47 PM  

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