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, October 19, 2006

Set 140

799. 7-1/2" long

800. 10" long, submitted by a visitor:

801. 3" long

802. 12" long

803. 12-3/4" long

9" long, a different version of the same tool:

804. 9" long

Thanks to Kerry for photo number 800, and also thanks to the people at the Live Free or Die Antique Tool Auction and some of the dealers there for allowing me to take photos of the other five items in this post.

Next week I'll be going out of town for a few days so the next set will be posted a day early, the morning of the 25th. I won't be able to reply to comments or post the answer page until Friday or Saturday, unless I can get access to a computer while I'm away.


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

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  • 800. Called a "Miners Stick", used to hold a candle in the mine and either stick into the wood supports or hang.

    By Blogger canem, at 10/19/2006 8:31 AM  

  • #803 are tools used for working with slate roof tiles. The points are for making nail holes and the "cleaverish" part is for trimming the tiles. The hook is new to me, I guess it is for prying up, or moving around the tiles.

    By Anonymous Paul D., at 10/19/2006 2:40 PM  

  • >800. Called a "Miners Stick"...

    Correct, it's a miner's candle holder.

    >#803 are tools used for working with slate roof tiles...

    These were marked as having a different purpose than working on slate.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/19/2006 7:06 PM  

  • 802. flexible wrench attachment for socket set, to get at hard-to-access nuts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/20/2006 9:18 AM  

  • >802. flexible wrench attachment for socket set, to get at hard-to-access nuts.

    Yes, according to the owner it's a snake wrench, but I don't know if it was made for a specific purpose.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/20/2006 6:54 PM  

  • #801 are Draw Knife guides. They clamp to the blade. I saw these listed in Barlow's "Toll Collector's Guide".
    Paul @ Tried & True Tools

    By Blogger Paul, at 6/26/2010 2:23 PM  

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