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, February 23, 2006

593. 5-1/2" tall

594. 7-1/4" long

With handles relaxed and fully closed:

595. 6-1/2" long, patented in 1922

596. 10-3/8" long, made of glass and rubber

597. 4" tall

598. Partial/close-up of an image that most people would recognize:

A different image, but related to the previous one:

599. There are seven pictures in the animated strip below, one of which has not been posted here before:

Click on a photo to see a larger version of it.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

587. 7-1/4" tall

588. 5-3/8" long

The bracket can freely move to either side:

589. 2-5/8" long, made of ceramic, submitted by a reader of this site


591. 40" long, 4-1/4" diameter

Below the handle is an eyelet at the end of a long rod, the other end of which is attached to the stopper at the bottom, it can be raised a little more than half an inch.

1-1/2" diameter hole

592. 21" long


Thursday, February 09, 2006

581. 2-11/16" to 3-1/2" long

9-1/2" long

582. 1" long, both sides of the same item

583. 3/8" inside diameter

584. 14" long

585. 27-1/2" long

586. 3-1/8" diameter, end view of a tool that can be found in most large hardware stores:


Thursday, February 02, 2006

575. Approx. 5" long

576. 3" diameter

577. 8" tall, patented in 1914

578. 3-1/2" long, submitted by a reader of this site

579. 1-5/8" long, the far end is threaded

580. 29" long