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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, November 03, 2005

496. 1/4" inside diameter






497. 8" long, partial shot of an object that some people will recognize:





498. 7/16" x 3/8"





499. 6" long









500. 3-1/8" long






501. 21-1/2" long




Answers

15 Comments:

  • 497 Head on blowtorch.
    498 Glazers points?
    500 Modern replacement for flint.Used to start fires by scraping with knife blade to produce sparks- don't recall name.

    By Blogger Canem, at 11/03/2005 6:37 AM  

  • #496 is a shaft collar with a slot for a keyway.


    #498 are glaziers tacks.

    By Blogger Justin, at 11/03/2005 11:44 AM  

  • 500 has Flint on the bar, the block is magnesium. As noted above, it's for starting (camping) fires.

    By Blogger Four Flavors, at 11/03/2005 2:43 PM  

  • #496 A stop collar for 1/4" drill bit.

    By Blogger jerry, at 11/03/2005 9:16 PM  

  • I like it just the way it is.
    This is still Rob's game and I'm always happy to participate.
    Maybe Rob should only post at a specific time each week. That way we can all set our alarm clocks and have at it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/03/2005 10:54 PM  

  • >497 Head on blowtorch.

    >498 Glazers points?

    Correct

    >500 Modern replacement for flint.Used to start fires by scraping with knife blade to produce sparks- don't recall name.

    >#496 is a shaft collar with a slot for a keyway.

    Both partially correct


    >#498 are glaziers tacks.

    Yes

    >500 has Flint on the bar, the block is magnesium. As noted above, it's for starting (camping) fires.

    Correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/04/2005 4:45 PM  

  • >#496 A stop collar for 1/4" drill bit.

    Yes

    >...should only post at a specific time each week. That way we can all set our alarm clocks and have at it.

    I generally post at 4:30 am EST, before I go to work, but I can't guarantee that every week. In my next post I probably will ask for just one guess per person per day, to possibly get more people involved. I'm not overly concerned about it one way or the other, but we'll see how that goes for a few weeks.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/04/2005 4:56 PM  

  • 499 is a tool used by dock workers.
    It was used to stow/unload certain cargo inside a ship.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2005 9:48 AM  

  • >499 is a tool used by dock workers...

    I couldn't find anything on the web, any idea what it was called or where I could verify this?

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/06/2005 3:27 PM  

  • My taste is to wait until the weekend and see what others have named. Then I research the rest and either name them or make an, hopefully, intelligent guess. My hope is that with the new rules, new visitors will be less intimidated. The more the merrier.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/06/2005 10:03 PM  

  • 499 Tool used in unloading or moving burlap wrapped bales... Like Cotton bales.

    By Blogger Clayton57, at 11/07/2005 9:08 PM  

  • >499 Tool used in unloading or moving burlap wrapped bales...

    I still haven't found another one like it, but this sounds like it would be the right answer.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/08/2005 2:44 PM  

  • 499 - Handhaak voor Zakken (Dutch)
    Follow link for the solution.
    Check the rest of the tools more then a 1000!!!.

    http://www.mot.be/cgi-bin/ID-DOC.cgi?language=nl&mode=S&data=../ID-DOC/fm/images/830192.jpg%3C-%3EMOT%20V%20%20830192%3C-%3E2005

    Great site !!!
    Keep up the good work.
    Nice Pics & Paintings too.
    Pity for the colors of the canyon puzzle.

    Greetings -=Gilbert-Gosseyn=-

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/11/2005 4:14 PM  

  • >499 - Handhaak voor Zakken (Dutch)
    Follow link for the solution.
    Check the rest of the tools more then a 1000!!!.

    Thanks for the link, that's an excellent web site.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/11/2005 6:15 PM  

  • 503 fold tree stand step used for deer hunting

    By Blogger blackoak, at 11/30/2012 9:58 PM  

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