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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Set 141

805. 9-1/2" long

806. Probably about 14" long, not sure what this tool is for:

807. Partial/close-up shot:

808. 5-1/2" long

809. 5" long

810. 6" long, this tool was on display behind glass, so the angles to shoot from were limited:


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


  • 805 - Reversable ratcheting adjustable wrench.

    By Blogger canem, at 10/25/2006 8:45 AM  

  • 807 - Light switch

    By Blogger canem, at 10/25/2006 3:33 PM  

  • 808. spark plug gapper
    810. spring compressor

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 10/26/2006 5:28 AM  

  • 806-Metal"works" from a shoe stretcher..would have had 2 piece wooden or fiber human foot facsimile around outside.Turning knob spread the "foot" and stretched a tight fitting shoe.Note""foot" often had small holes drilled in common places for corns/bunions,so metal"shims" could be attached to spot stretch the shoe.

    By Anonymous Yupper, at 10/26/2006 10:29 AM  

  • >805 - Reversable ratcheting adjustable wrench.

    >807 - Light switch

    >808. spark plug gapper
    >810. spring compressor

    >806-Metal"works" from a shoe stretcher...

    All correct except for the spring compressor, please see the answer link for more details.

    By Blogger Rob, at 10/28/2006 8:31 AM  

  • 809 Looks like a variety of wire cutting / crimping / stripping tool. By its size, it is for large gauge wires.

    By Anonymous The Bronze Chef, at 11/01/2006 11:10 AM  

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