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, March 27, 2008

Set 225

1257. 7" long:

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1258. 12-1/2" long:

1259. 12" long, when this was new the spike could freely rotate:

1260. 7-7/8" long, one of a pair, the two lower parts are spring returned to the position seen below:

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The patent drawings of this device:

1261. 8" long, this object was submitted by a visitor who is looking to identify it:

1262. 8-1/8" long:

Previously seen on this site:

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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.


  • 1260 A ladder locking device. A pair would have been used on an extension ladder for adjusting height.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/27/2008 8:45 AM  

  • I agree with the ladder parts.
    1262 looks like it could be a net makers tool.

    By Blogger Stewart, at 3/27/2008 10:06 AM  

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