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, March 16, 2006

612. 1-3/8" tall

613. 15" tall

614. 3" long, not sure what this one is:

The bottom of the crossing piece has a dull edge that was probably sharp years ago.

615. 12-3/4" long

616. 7-1/2" tall

617. 2" long


If you haven't seen this video yet, The Way Things Go is worth taking a look at. It's a thirty minute long Goldbergesque set-up using chemical reactions, fireworks, water, common household objects, rigged contraptions and much more in a domino type sequence of continuous motion. Four out of five stars.

Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the full post:


  • 613. Bottle capper?

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 3/16/2006 7:41 AM  

  • 612 Film Sprocket
    616 Cigar Lighter

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2006 11:54 AM  

  • 615 Window Shade Cutter

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2006 12:15 PM  

  • 613 wine re-corker?

    617 threaded rod, I use to attatch wooden knobs to drawers/shelves.

    By Blogger tacohead, at 3/16/2006 8:35 PM  

  • 614 - a whiffletree hook found on horse drawn vehicles

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/16/2006 11:23 PM  

  • orbsqaa612 35 mm film sprocket
    613 beer bottle capper
    617 hanger bolt

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/17/2006 1:25 AM  

  • >613. Bottle capper?
    >612 Film Sprocket
    >616 Cigar Lighter
    >615 Window Shade Cutter

    These are all correct.

    >613 wine re-corker?

    I guess it could be used for that but it's primarily a capper.

    >617 threaded rod, I use to attatch wooden knobs to drawers/shelves.

    Correct, it's half wood screw and machine screw

    >614 - a whiffletree hook found on horse drawn vehicles

    Yes, I hadn't heard the term whiffletree before, others have said stated that it's a singletree end piece, both are correct.

    >612 35 mm film sprocket
    >613 beer bottle capper
    >617 hanger bolt

    All correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/17/2006 4:04 PM  

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