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, January 17, 2008

Set 215

1197. 9-1/2" long:

1198. 32" tall:

1199. 12" long, the jaws can be locked in the open position and released by the upper button whereupon the jaws snap closed, submitted by a visitor:

1200. 11-1/2" long, this one was sent in by a visitor who is looking to identify it; the stone is 4" long and is very heavy and dense:

1201. Approximately 8" long:

1202. 12-1/2" long, patented in 1928:

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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.



  • 1200 - Soak in kerosene and use to start fire in fireplace.
    1202 - Tent Peg.

    By Blogger Canem, at 1/17/2008 6:26 AM  

  • 1200. Old plumb bob

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/17/2008 9:53 AM  

  • 1198: at a guess it's for seeding. I'm not sure whether it broadcasts seed when you turn the crank, or drops seeds into the hole you've just made with prong on the bottom

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/17/2008 11:12 AM  

  • Fisherman's scale

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/17/2008 6:27 PM  

  • 1198-tobacco drill, for planting tobacco seed.

    the first item is a jar opener.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/24/2008 3:43 AM  

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