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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.

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for a wide variety of some of my best pieces.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Set 204

1129. 3" long, patented in 1870:

From Gil Gandenberger's collection











1130. Submitted from Australia:

A close-up of one of the small parts on the lower left of this photo can be seen here.






















1131. 24" long:

















1132. 18" long:



















1133. Another photo from Simon, who shot this strange looking device in the business high-rise area of Beijing:

More guesses on this one at Neatorama












1134. 6-1/2" long:



















1135. 6-3/4" long:

















































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6 Comments:

  • 1130 a device for training opthamologists? The closeup certainly looks like an illustration of the insides of an eye.
    1131. A shovel for sorting coal by size?
    1133. For cleaning shoes?
    1135. a cylindrical slide rule. Two of the scales are used for multiplication and division and scale 430 is for logs.
    -Jim a.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2007 6:46 AM  

  • 1135: a little googling reveals it to be an Otis King Model L. -Jim A.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2007 8:13 AM  

  • 1131. Looks like a spade we had as a kid. It was designed for use in wet dirt that would want to stick to the shovel. Of course the handle is missing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2007 2:58 PM  

  • 1132 A nail puller

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11/01/2007 6:02 PM  

  • >1130 a device for training opthamologists?

    Probably correct

    >1131. A shovel for sorting coal by size?

    It's a shovel but not for coal

    >1133. For cleaning shoes?

    Nope

    >1135. a cylindrical slide rule. Two of the scales are used for multiplication and division and scale 430 is for logs.

    Correct


    >1131. Looks like a spade we had as a kid. It was designed for use in wet dirt that would want to stick to the shovel.

    Yes

    >1132 A nail puller

    Partially correct

    By Blogger Rob, at 11/01/2007 6:41 PM  

  • 1129-Builders level attachment?
    1131-Peat Spade
    1132-Shingle/Shake removing tool

    By Anonymous Yupper, at 11/01/2007 9:25 PM  

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