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, November 09, 2006

Set 143

817. 9" long, patented over 60 years ago:













818. 10" tall, 19" diameter:













819. Partial shot of something that most people have seen before:











820. 16" long:













821. 30" long:




Pulling the trigger releases the two points near the end, if it's pulled once again they are retracted:











822. This one was submitted by a visitor looking to find out what it is, it's 6" long and 4-1/2" wide, has a star on both sides, is made of leather and was bought in Islip, New York. Text on the other side reads "Warranted cork filled", and at the top above the hole the letter "I" is imprinted:













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3 Comments:

  • 819.Fencing mask.
    820. looks like it would have had electrical insulators on the threaded bits, and would have been screwed onto a pole.
    821. For picking up hay bales?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/09/2006 8:34 AM  

  • 822. Cork filled leather bumper. I have found a reference on the web, but no confirming photo.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/10/2006 6:09 AM  

  • >819.Fencing mask.
    >820. looks like it would have had electrical insulators...
    >821. For picking up hay bales?

    These are all correct.

    >822. Cork filled leather bumper. I have found a reference on the web, but no confirming photo.

    Haven't been able to verify it but I think that this is the correct answer, probably for use with boats.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/10/2006 4:22 PM  

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