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, October 13, 2005

478. 3" diameter

479. 2-7/8" long, not including the strips of leather on the left

480. 51" long, 48" tall


482. 3" tall

483. 60" long



  • 478. compass
    479. hood for falcon
    480. scythe - holds what it cuts
    482. perhaps a humidifier?

    By Blogger Canem, at 10/13/2005 7:55 AM  

  • 481. top view of bowling pin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/13/2005 9:23 AM  

  • dhxk478. A Surveyors compass, used by geologists. They're quite heavy.

    482. A pump.

    By Blogger Four Flavors, at 10/13/2005 11:51 AM  

  • 482 is a vacuume cleaner motor.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/13/2005 1:31 PM  

  • >478. compass
    >479. hood for falcon
    >480. scythe - holds what it cuts

    All correct

    >482. perhaps a humidifier?


    >481. top view of bowling pin

    >478. A Surveyors compass, used by geologists. They're quite heavy.

    Both correct

    >482. A pump.

    >482 is a vacuume cleaner motor.

    Neither of these

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/14/2005 4:56 PM  

  • 482 Radiator vent?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/16/2005 9:57 AM  

  • >482 Radiator vent?

    Nope, that's not it.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/16/2005 1:09 PM  

  • 478 A "brunton" type compass that is used as a surveying tool. Angles and elevations and distances are logged by this by carefull hand sighting. The notes are converted into a map or layout later on from the data with trig tables.

    By Blogger R.G.B., at 10/16/2005 6:16 PM  

  • >478 A "brunton" type compass


    By Blogger Rob, at 10/17/2005 5:35 PM  

  • Thank-you for posting web links when you can find them. They have doubled my enjoyment of your blog.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/18/2005 7:35 PM  

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