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, December 01, 2005

521. I shot this one at a store and forgot to measure it, the diameter is probably about 2-1/4".

522. 6-1/2" long

523. 56" long x 11-1/2" wide

524. 8-3/4" long

One of the wheels is convex, the other concave.

525. 3-1/4" tall

526. 21-1/2" long



  • 522. Used (at least we do) for cleaning buffing pads (automotive) Held against the pad while the buffer is running to remove polish, compound from the surface.
    524. For window screen repair. Pushes the little plastic bead into the aluminum frame to hold the screen in place.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 12/01/2005 6:22 AM  

  • 521. gramaphone sound head, needle is attached at bottom.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/01/2005 6:27 AM  

  • Agree on 521 and 524(spline tool)
    525. Stamp for sealing wax
    526. I have used this tool to cut nails when repairing slate or shingled roofs. Slide beneath shingle, hook over nail and hit with hammer on uphill side of handle area.

    By Blogger canem, at 12/01/2005 6:40 AM  

  • 523: hangs on a gymnasium wall- you hang from the two pegs, then try to 'climb' the device by alrenately sliding the pegs up to the next higher slot.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/01/2005 2:48 PM  

  • >522. cleaning buffing pads ...

    This is similar but slightly different to the answer that I had in mind.

    >524. For window screen repair...

    >521. gramaphone sound head, needle is attached at bottom.

    >525. Stamp for sealing wax

    >526. ...to cut nails when repairing slate or shingled roofs...

    >523: hangs on a gymnasium wall...

    These are all correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/02/2005 5:55 PM  

  • >>522. cleaning buffing pads ...

    >This is similar but slightly different to the answer that I had in mind.

    I had been told it was a grinding wheel dresser, but have since found out that your answer is correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 12/03/2005 9:31 AM  

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    By Blogger f, at 12/04/2005 4:37 AM  

  • #545 is an old pedometer

    By Blogger Millwright-Al, at 2/04/2006 11:15 AM  

  • #535 is a car battery terminal cleaner.

    By Blogger Millwright-Al, at 2/04/2006 11:19 AM  

  • #527 is a fruit press
    #531 is an oil can
    #538 is an electric die grinder
    #541 is a personal heater
    #544 is a fishing reel
    #546 is a telephone stand
    #547 is part of an intercom system
    #548 is a bellows

    By Blogger Millwright-Al, at 2/04/2006 11:31 AM  

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