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, April 10, 2008

Set 227

1269. 8" long, submitted by a visitor who was looking to identify this tool:

1270. 5" long, the part on the left can pivot, as seen in the second photo:

1271. 32" long:

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1272. The metal part of this tool is about 4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a T-shirt.

From Scotty Fulton's collection

1273. Approximately 6" long, another tool submitted by a visitor:

1274. 4-1/2" long:

1275. Approximately 11" tall:

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From Scotty Fulton's collection

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.


  • 1270. cam locking pulley

    1271. firewood mover

    1272. lumber/timber marking hammer

    1273. can opener

    1274. Civil Defense plane spotting scope

    Paul D.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/10/2008 7:01 AM  

  • 1274: a CD V-740 or CD V-742 radiation dosimeter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/10/2008 7:08 AM  

  • 1269. A tool used for scoring a piece of material to be cut, such as wood, or perhaps tile.

    By Blogger -Aaron, at 4/10/2008 8:55 AM  

  • 1271..Goes around neck to keep horse/cow from reaching through fence.
    1273..Boring bit for ??

    By Anonymous Yupper, at 4/10/2008 7:11 PM  

  • #1273 -- can opener
    #1274 -- civil defense dosimeter - early to mid 1970's vintage

    By Blogger Alex, at 4/11/2008 2:00 PM  

  • 1269: Trimer for thin materials such as formica or wood veneer placed on flat surface such as counter top or table top.

    1270: Cam-lock come-a-long for use with rope. Thread the rope through, pull tight and the cam locks it.

    1274: pocket radiation level monitor.

    1273: battery powered hand-held carbon arc light bulkhead inspection by Navy.

    By Blogger John Nicholas, at 4/11/2008 3:15 PM  

  • 1269: a clapboard marker

    By Blogger dferrand, at 4/15/2008 4:17 AM  

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