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, March 08, 2007

Set 160

921. 9-3/4" long:

922. 10" long:

The triangular head can freely rotate.

923. 8" long:

924. 16" x 1-3/4", don't know what this one is for:

925. 2" and 2-1/2" long", please see Neatorama for more guesses on these two, once again Alex is offering a t-shirt for the first correct answer.

926. The rollers are about 12" long, though it looks similar to a clothes wringer, that's not what it is.

From Jack Devitt's collection


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

More discussion and comments on these photos can be found at the newsgroup rec.puzzles.


  • 922. A picture framers' or glaziers' hammer. The rotating head allows it to lay flat on glass at any handle angle, to drive in brads or tacks. Being triangular allows it to work into corners, too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/08/2007 10:40 AM  

  • 926. a set of rollers to form bee hive templates? from wax...

    By Anonymous fred, at 3/08/2007 6:40 PM  

  • 924 is a slap stick. It is a percussion instrument that makes the sound of a cracking whip.

    The instrument is held at the handle in one hand and the other hinged side is slammed shut hard to produce the sound.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/08/2007 7:07 PM  

  • 924 tie press

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/09/2007 2:00 PM  

  • >922. A picture framers' or glaziers' hammer...

    >926. a set of rollers to form bee hive templates? from wax...

    These are both correct.

    >924 is a slap stick...

    >924 tie press

    I'm still trying to verify what this is, check the answer link for more details on the other photos.

    By Blogger Rob, at 3/09/2007 5:07 PM  

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