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, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

515. 3" long

516. Another partial/close-up, most people have seen this object before but possibly not these particular models, I'm not sure how common they are. Though different in appearance, both items in these photos serve the same function.

517. 2-3/4" long

518. 46" long

4" wide

519. 1-1/16" diameter

520. 5-3/4" long



  • 515. Mileage guage, roll it along a map to check mileage between 2 places
    520. guage, being brass I'm thinking nautical, 5" is the minimum for blue crabs around here. Could be for that. Not sure what the smaller other side is for. Lust a guess.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 11/24/2005 8:34 AM  

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    516. The back of traffic lights

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 11/24/2005 10:24 AM  

  • 515...def a mileage guage...
    517...keyring multi-tool...its a screwdriver, a saw, and more!
    518...a tamper of some sort...
    519...is that a ring/bottle opener? i want one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/24/2005 3:07 PM  

  • >515. Mileage guage...


    >520. guage, being brass I'm thinking nautical, 5" is the minimum for blue crabs around here...

    Close enough, it was marked Lobster gauge

    >516. The back of traffic lights


    >515...def a mileage guage...
    >517...keyring multi-tool...

    Both correct

    >518...a tamper of some sort...

    Probably correct

    >519...is that a ring/bottle opener?...


    By Blogger Rob, at 11/25/2005 3:00 PM  

  • I just want to say again how much I've loved doing these puzzles over the last few months. The rare occasions when I recognize the objects are almost as fun as making the answers up out of whole cloth. Thanks for another great week of puzzles.

    By Blogger Julie in VT, at 11/25/2005 7:04 PM  

  • Thanks, I appreciate your comments.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/26/2005 7:55 PM  

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