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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, 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.







Answers

12 Comments:

  • 426. A Slaters Hammer. It cuts slate, makes nail holes , puts in nails and removes them. A slate roofing shop in one tool.

    By Blogger Canem, at 8/11/2005 5:36 AM  

  • 428: A close up of a thermometer?

    By Anonymous Pete B, at 8/11/2005 5:41 AM  

  • 425 A wagon Jack

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/11/2005 11:22 AM  

  • 429 Used for taking samples of bulk grains etc.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/11/2005 11:24 AM  

  • 424 For handling the lower loop of the cord that raises a flag up a flagpole.
    428 I agree on the thermometer.

    By Blogger R.G.B., at 8/11/2005 1:43 PM  

  • 424. I'm thinking about flags for this one, too, but maybe it holds the flag for the horizontal type of flagpole that extends from the sides of buildings.

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 8/11/2005 9:00 PM  

  • 427 - A seam puller for dis-assembling a sewn object.

    By Blogger Four Flavors, at 8/12/2005 11:22 AM  

  • 429. As noted above, used for sampling bulk grain. Commonly called a "grain probe".

    By Blogger Bob Dively, at 8/12/2005 2:57 PM  

  • >426. A Slaters Hammer...

    >428: A close up of a thermometer?

    >425 A wagon Jack

    >429 Used for taking samples of bulk grains etc.

    These are all correct.

    >424 For handling the lower loop of the cord that raises a flag up a flagpole.

    Nope

    >428 I agree on the thermometer.

    Yes

    >424. I'm thinking about flags for this one, too...

    This one has nothing to do with flags.

    >427 - A seam puller...

    Nope

    >429. As noted above, used for sampling bulk grain. Commonly called a "grain probe".

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/12/2005 3:32 PM  

  • 424 An early drapery hanger

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/13/2005 8:07 AM  

  • >424 An early drapery hanger

    It isn't for drapery hanging.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/13/2005 9:02 AM  

  • 424. My mother once had something very much like this, but there was a cloth basket with a wire support that held clothes pins.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/16/2005 9:28 PM  

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