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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, March 09, 2006

606. 6" long, patented in 1876












607. 5-1/2" long





608. 5" long







609. Those are eighth inch increments along the top edges:





610. 12" long




611. Another partial/close-up shot:




Answers





For anyone interested in tools who might like a book on the subject, I highly recommend The Dictionary of American Hand Tools: A Pictorial Synopsis. With over 4500 illustrations, it's a great reference and is the first book that I turn to when I find an unidentified tool. Btw, I don't make any money on links from this site.







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6 Comments:

  • 608 Anm ice gripper for shoes

    609 An advertising key tag with usful common machine screw thread size gauge and inch markings in the shape of a toe or dance plate for shoes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/09/2006 11:27 AM  

  • 607 - A deck hardware item for a boat. Something like a cleat to attach ropes/rigging to.

    By Anonymous rfp, at 3/09/2006 2:09 PM  

  • 607 Boat cleat to secure lines to
    608 boot scraper?
    609 Screw thread guage

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/09/2006 5:03 PM  

  • 611: Nerf football?

    By Blogger tacohead, at 3/10/2006 1:33 AM  

  • 609 also has a built-in screwdriver.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 3/10/2006 11:44 AM  

  • >608 ice gripper for shoes

    >609 An advertising key tag with usful common machine screw thread size gauge ...

    >609 On second thought...

    >607 - A deck hardware item for a boat...

    >607 Boat cleat to secure lines to

    These are all correct

    >608 boot scraper?

    Nope

    >609 Screw thread guage

    Yes

    >611: Nerf football?

    No, but sort of close

    >609 also has a built-in screwdriver.

    Yes

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/10/2006 5:51 PM  

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