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 20, 2006

642. 3-1/2" long, the hole goes all the way through this piece of stone:

643. 53" tall

644. Partial/close-up shot:

645. Approx. 2-3/4" diameter

646. 5" long, chrome handle

647. 12-1/2" long


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


  • 644. Violin bow

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/20/2006 12:53 PM  

  • 643. Hot rivet catcher, used in the old days to connect steel beams in buidling construction

    645. Bell clanger?

    By Anonymous Sawdust, at 4/20/2006 1:05 PM  

  • 643 is a hod...used to carry morter and or bricks...in the days before fork lifts...

    By Anonymous fred, at 4/20/2006 4:44 PM  

  • 642. Fishnet weight
    643. Agree with Hod
    645. Patent medicine bottle?

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/20/2006 5:54 PM  

  • 643 looks like a Hod
    645 could be a ball mold for making shot for a muzzle loader gun

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/20/2006 11:25 PM  

  • 644 - Portion of "frog" from a violin bow.

    By Anonymous rfp, at 4/21/2006 10:23 AM  

  • Correct answers so far:

    643. Hod, for carring mortar, I suppose it could also be used for catching rivets.

    644. Violin bow, more specifically, the "frog" part of it.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/21/2006 4:22 PM  

  • 645. Fire grenade?

    By Anonymous patlam, at 4/22/2006 1:03 AM  

  • 645- a fishnet float

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/22/2006 11:04 AM  

  • >645. Fire grenade?

    >645- a fishnet float

    Neither of these is correct.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/22/2006 12:44 PM  

  • 642. A banner stone/atlatl weight

    647. Some sort of vegetable harvester I think. It looks familiar but I can't place it.

    Two WAG's
    645. A bottle for a measure of powder to be used in a cannon.

    646. Used to mark cheese or meat.

    As I said, the last two are total WAG's, so they're probably a marble and a Play Dough shaper. LOL

    By Anonymous Paul D., at 4/22/2006 4:41 PM  

  • >642. A banner stone/atlatl weight


    >647. Some sort of vegetable harvester...

    In the right ballpark though your answer is too specific.

    >Two WAG's
    >645. A bottle for a measure of powder to be used in a cannon.

    >646. Used to mark cheese or meat.

    Both incorrect, but interesting guesses.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/22/2006 6:38 PM  

  • The other thing that 647 reminds me of is a root knife or root saw.

    I knew my other two guesses were a bit out there, but it was worth a shot in the dark.

    I really enjoy the blog by the way.

    By Anonymous Paul D., at 4/22/2006 7:53 PM  

  • 645 A glass target ball. Could be filled with feathers, sawdust etc. produce various effects when hit by gun shot.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/22/2006 8:31 PM  

  • "Anonymous" is right about 645. I completely missed the measurement above the picture.

    By Anonymous Paul D., at 4/22/2006 10:22 PM  

  • >The other thing that 647 reminds me of is a root knife or root saw.

    It could be used for that, it's just a general purpose weeder/garden tool.

    >I really enjoy the blog by the way.


    >645 A glass target ball...


    I posted the answer link this morning, it has a couple of new photos and several links.

    By Blogger Rob, at 4/23/2006 5:01 AM  

  • #645 is definitely a glass fire grenade.

    By Blogger susu1946, at 3/13/2015 12:53 PM  

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