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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.

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for a wide variety of some of my best pieces.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

648. 5-1/2" long






649. 5-3/4" long, unidentified piece of hardware sent in by a visitor, patented Oct. 12, 1897:






650. 14" long






651. 19" long


The metal parts sticking out from the two hubs are connected where they cross.



After loosening the set screw, the hub on the left can be pulled to cause the pieces to retract.






652. Partial/close-up shot:


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653. 29" diameter, 6" wide









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





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