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 13, 2006

636. 4-3/8" long

The sleeve on this arm can slide back and forth.

637. 21" long, made of wood:

The head is convex and round like a ball, not spoon shaped:

638. Partial/close-up shot:

639. Another visitor submission:

640. 6" long

641. 4-1/4" long, Civil War era:


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


  • 638 Compass
    639 Letter opener/weight scale to figure postage. Clip letter in end and put pencil point in proper hole to balance.

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/13/2006 9:46 AM  

  • 636 Combination nail/staple puller

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/13/2006 10:07 AM  

  • 638 - Maybe a combination compass/sundial?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/13/2006 6:02 PM  

  • 641 Been thinking about this all day - 3 pencils of different colored leads in a handy carrying case.

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/13/2006 6:54 PM  

  • >638 Compass
    >639 Letter opener/weight scale...

    Both correct

    >636 Combination nail/staple puller


    >638 - Maybe a combination compass/sundial?


    >641 ...3 pencils of different colored leads...

    You're partly right, one of them is a pencil, with regular lead.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/14/2006 12:27 PM  

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