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 31, 2008

Set 217

1209. 4-1/4" long:

1210. 25-3/4" long:

Larger image

1211. 48" tall:

1212. 11-7/8" long, for more guesses on this one take a look at Neatorama.

1213. 3-1/4" tall:

1214. 12" long, patented in 1867:

From Gil Gandenberger's collection

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  • 1209-Leatherman’s Skeletool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 5:00 AM  

  • 1211 - Fire Extinguisher
    1213 - Puzzle Padlock

    By Blogger Canem, at 1/31/2008 6:50 AM  

  • 1211 is missing the hose and nozzle, which would be attached to the threaded coupling and looped around the knob in front. From the instructions it appears to be a soda/acid fire extinguisher.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 7:56 AM  

  • 1212 For threading rope through something. Whalers hanging blubber?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 8:00 AM  

  • 1211 Chemical Fire Extinguisher specifically designed for narrow aisles of mills, factories & warehouses.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 9:55 AM  

  • 1212 This an "OUT-U-KUM" weed puller less its handle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2008 9:59 AM  

  • Correct answers so far:

    1209. Leatherman Skeletool
    1211. Chemical Fire Extinguisher
    1213. Puzzle lock

    By Blogger Rob, at 1/31/2008 7:43 PM  

  • 1210- a compass (for drawing circles)

    By Blogger Em, at 2/01/2008 8:52 AM  

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