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, April 06, 2006

630. 11" tall

631. 3" long with a 12" chain

632. 5" long, submitted by a visitor

633. 12" long

634. 9" long, made of non-ferrous metal

635. 7" long

"Henry Boker, Germany"


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


  • 630. crystal microphone
    631. night watchman's key

    By Blogger jerry, at 4/06/2006 5:44 AM  

  • 634 Lightning rod top
    635 Thickness gauge

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 8:30 AM  

  • 630-microphone
    632-IC insertion tool
    633-Leather cutting tool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/06/2006 9:36 AM  

  • Correct answers so far:

    630. Microphone
    631. Night watchman's key
    632. Integrated circuit insertion tool
    633. I haven't been able to find out exactly what this is for.
    634. Lightning rod tip
    635. No correct guesses yet.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/07/2006 3:45 PM  

  • 635 - Wrest-type slotted saw set.

    By Anonymous rfp, at 4/07/2006 5:16 PM  

  • >635 - Wrest-type slotted saw set.

    Yes, this is the right answer.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/07/2006 6:59 PM  

  • I think the item with the adjustable arms either side and the central blade is for scribing a centre line down planks. I'll check next time I'm there but ISTR seeing something similar in a working museum nearby.

    By Anonymous Skipweasel, at 6/20/2006 5:08 PM  

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