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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, July 14, 2005

400. A close-up of something most people would recognize:


Photos of the entire device




401. 3-3/8" long









402. 3-1/2" long








403. 8-1/2" long





404. 17" long









405. 7-1/4" long




Answers

9 Comments:

  • 401. I believe this is used to smooth the edge of a newly cut sheet of glass. Adjustable for thickness.

    By Blogger Canem, at 7/14/2005 12:29 PM  

  • 403 Adjustable clapboard marker.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 3:15 PM  

  • 401 An Ice Skate Sharpener

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 3:22 PM  

  • 405 A brad or small nail holder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 3:23 PM  

  • 401 - Sure look like pieces of a solar panel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 8:20 PM  

  • 402. Tachometer- used in the days of steam engines and line shafts, when RPM wasn't predictable.

    405. Magnetic holder for starting nails.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/14/2005 9:18 PM  

  • >401. I believe this is used to smooth the edge of a newly cut sheet of glass. Adjustable for thickness.

    This one is not for cutting glass.

    >403 Adjustable clapboard marker.

    >401 An Ice Skate Sharpener

    >405 A brad or small nail holder.

    >400 - Sure look like pieces of a solar panel.

    >402. Tachometer- used in the days of steam engines and line shafts, when RPM wasn't predictable.

    >405. Magnetic holder for starting nails.

    These are all correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/15/2005 2:25 PM  

  • 400. solar trickle charger for a car battery. Plug it in to the cig lighter, stick it on the windshield, and it keeps your battery charged. I love mine. My car sat for 2 weeks in an airport lot and started right up, Worth it's weight in gold!

    By Blogger Irene, at 7/19/2005 2:29 PM  

  • >400. solar trickle charger for a car battery...

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/19/2005 3:22 PM  

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