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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.


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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.







Answers

9 Comments:

  • 420. reamer
    423. shears.one blade missing an end. possibly for grass trimmimg.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 8/04/2005 5:53 AM  

  • 418. spikes, screw into the bottom of athletic shoes. Track??

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 8/04/2005 5:55 AM  

  • 419: Free Parking square on a monopoly board

    By Anonymous Pete B, at 8/04/2005 7:40 AM  

  • 423. Sheep Shears
    422. Navigation Instrument

    By Blogger Canem, at 8/04/2005 12:20 PM  

  • I think the navigation instrument is a chinese sundial..

    By Anonymous Rick Engelman, at 8/04/2005 6:51 PM  

  • 419. A red iPod? :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/04/2005 7:11 PM  

  • 420. keg reamer
    421. watch tool for punching holes in mainsprings and forming new hooks in barrels.
    422. chinese navigation compass
    423. sheep or grass shears

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/04/2005 8:10 PM  

  • I agree with Rick on 422. being a sundial. Looks like a portable "travel" version. Align the instrument using the compass and adjust the angle of the side boards based on the time of year. Not sure why there would be two sundails, though...

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 8/05/2005 9:30 AM  

  • >420. reamer
    >423. shears...

    Correct, but the shears aren't for grass.

    >418. spikes, screw into the bottom of athletic shoes. Track??

    Yes, they are track shoe spikes.

    >419: Free Parking square on a monopoly board

    Correct, good job on that one, I wasn't sure if anyone would get it.

    >423. Sheep Shears

    Yes

    >422. Navigation Instrument

    >I think the navigation instrument is a chinese sundial..

    It has a compass so it could be used for navigation, and it is partly a sundial. Yet there is still something else it's used for.

    >419. A red iPod? :-)

    Nope

    >420. keg reamer

    It's a reamer but I think it's for pipes, not sure if it could be used on kegs.

    >421. watch tool for punching holes in mainsprings and forming new hooks in barrels.
    >422. chinese navigation compass
    >423. sheep or grass shears

    Correct

    >I agree with Rick on 422. being a sundial. Looks like a portable "travel" version. Align the instrument using the compass and adjust the angle of the side boards based on the time of year. Not sure why there would be two sundails, though...

    The answer that I was looking for on this one was Feng shui compass/sundial. For further explanation see the answer page.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/05/2005 3:32 PM  

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