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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.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Set 175

1013. 2-1/4" long:


A view of the other side:












1014. 12-1/2" long:












1015. 5-3/4" long:












1016. 44" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one:















1017a. 15" tall:






1017b. Another version of the same device, circa 1750:









1017c. Similar to the first two but made for a different purpose, made in 1582:

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1018. 10" long:























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9 Comments:

  • 1013 is an F key used to open Mass-Hamilton locks. (Usually on ATMs)

    By Anonymous painless, at 6/21/2007 6:25 AM  

  • painless - it's an electronic key, but they're also pretty common for use in japanese and korean homes now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/21/2007 8:38 AM  

  • 1014 is a stair saw, used to cut fixed depth slits in wood that can be chiseled out to form a dado.
    1015 is a corner counding tool, see: http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=32682&cat=1,42524

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/21/2007 9:24 AM  

  • 1016 appears to be a cheese press, used to force moisture out of cheese wheels.

    By Anonymous Adam B, at 6/21/2007 4:26 PM  

  • 1013 could be a program key for an electric buggy.I don't know what they are called but it has two wheels next to each other and you stand on it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/22/2007 3:06 AM  

  • 1015. It could round corners, but in the plastic product manufacturing company where I work it is used to remove flash from molded products. It's superb for this purpose.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/22/2007 7:20 AM  

  • #1015 is a rounding knife, used to round edges by woodworkers who don't want to use a router.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/22/2007 10:50 AM  

  • >1013 is an F key used to open Mass-Hamilton locks. (Usually on ATMs)

    >painless - it's an electronic key, but they're also pretty common for use in japanese and korean homes now.



    Same type of key but this one is used for a different purpose, see below.





    >1014 is a stair saw, used to cut fixed depth slits in wood that can be chiseled out to form a dado.
    >1015 is a corner rounding tool


    Both correct


    >1016 appears to be a cheese press, used to force moisture out of cheese wheels.


    It could be used for that but this one was used for something else.



    >1013 could be a program key for an electric buggy.I don't know what they are called but it has two wheels next to each other and you stand on it.


    Yes, it's a Segway key


    >1015. It could round corners...

    >1015 is a rounding knife...


    Correct, it's a cornering tool

    By Blogger Rob, at 6/22/2007 11:16 AM  

  • 1013 is a Dallas Semiconductor iButton attached to a key fob. It looks like a battery, but it's more like an extremely rugged smart card chip. I can't read the part number, tough... ;-)

    By Anonymous Javier Rodriguez, at 6/28/2007 3:25 PM  

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