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, July 18, 2007

Set 179

1037. 4-3/4" diameter:

1038. 17-1/2" long:

1039. 7-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool:

It was used on a farm but not with animals, and it's missing the straps that went through the holes on the end.

1040. 15' diameter:

1041. Approximately 24" long, made in the 1880's, this device was photographed at the Trap Hall of Fame:

Larger image

1042. 12" long:

From John Sindelar'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.

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  • 1037-razor blade sharpener
    1039-jar lifter for home canning
    1042-shingling hatchet

    By Anonymous tunder, at 7/19/2007 5:58 AM  

  • 1037. I agree, it's a wind-up razor strop.
    1040. some kind of radar?
    1041. Portable coach steps?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/19/2007 7:22 AM  

  • 1041 Some sort of mold.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/19/2007 9:56 AM  

  • I need to show a piece that No one around here knows what it is...How do I show it?

    By Blogger Ted, at 7/19/2007 3:41 PM  

  • Correct answers so far:

    1037-razor blade sharpener

    1042-shingling hatchet, this might be correct, I haven't been able to verify exactly what this tool is for.

    In the post above I added some additional information on numbers 1039 and 1041.

    >I need to show a piece that No one around here knows what it is...How do I show it?

    You can click on my profile and send me an email with a photo, I'd be happy to take a look at what you have and consider posting it on this site. Please put "What is it?" in the subject line, or I might delete it as spam.

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/19/2007 4:02 PM  

  • Wow. Does anyone know what the Huge round ball is?

    Gadolinium ?

    By Blogger todd, at 7/23/2007 2:35 PM  

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