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.



  • 593. handle used for acetylene bottle to turn it on & off.
    595. striker, makes sparks to light above bottle.
    597. Miners oil lamp
    598 face card

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 2/23/2006 6:11 AM  

  • 593. Wrench for oil drum.

    597. Carbide miners lamp - Carbide in bottom container creates gas when water drips from top container,which is regulated by control handle held in place in notches to produce the needed gas for the size flame you want. There should be a flint striker next to burner in center of reflective bowl..hard to see detail.

    599. The welding rods?

    By Blogger canem, at 2/23/2006 7:16 AM  

  • 594: Metal Nibbler/cutter

    By Blogger Joe Woods, at 2/23/2006 9:21 AM  

  • 599 We knew these as "punks" for lighting fireworks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/23/2006 10:02 AM  

  • 596 - Rubber policeman to transfer solids from tubes/beakers in a laboratory.

    By Anonymous rfp, at 2/23/2006 12:58 PM  

  • 594 is definitely a nibbling tool, but it has a screw loose on the end.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2006 1:35 PM  

  • 597. Guy's Dropper miners carbide cap lamp

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2006 4:26 PM  

  • They've all been answered correctly though I'm not sure about 593, please see the answer page for more info and several links.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/24/2006 4:40 PM  

  • >594 is definitely a nibbling tool, but it has a screw loose on the end

    Thanks, I've got it fixed now.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/24/2006 5:18 PM  

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