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, August 25, 2005

436. Someone sent in a photo hoping to find out what this is. It was among the items to be tossed out from an old municipal building in Pennsylvania.

437. This is a close-up of something that everyone would recognize from a different angle.

438. 14" long

439. 3-3/4" tall

440. A partial shot of something made circa 1948.

This is the other end of it:

441. 48" tall


Thursday, August 18, 2005

430. 3-5/8" long

431. This one is a close-up of something familiar to most everyone, I'll add another photo in a day or two if no one gets it.

432. 9-1/2" long, marked "Royal" and "23 oz"

433. 9" long, patented in 1884

434. 10" tall

435. 8" long


Thursday, August 11, 2005

424. 3-1/8" wide

425. 25-1/2" long at the base

426. 12-7/8" long

427. 6-3/4" long

428. A close-up of something common:

429. 5'-4" long

The interior tube can be rotated to close the holes.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

418. 3/8" long

419. This one is a little different, it's a close-up of an image that most people have seen before. If no one answers correctly in a day or two I'll post another photo showing more of the picture. It's not tool related.

See more of this image

420. 6" long

421. 6-1/2" long, the only markings on it read "CUTIN GERMANY" , "D.R.G.M." and the number "72" inside of the upper jaw.

422. 7-1/2" long

423. Someone emailed this photo to me.