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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, May 22, 2008

Set 233

1307. 4-1/2" long:

1308. 11" long:

1309. 16" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool:

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1310. 7-3/4" long, submitted by a visitor, patented on October 16, 1866:

1311. 44" tall:

1312. 5-3/4" tall:

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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.


  • 1312. Lockbox for a door key.

    By Blogger Canem, at 5/22/2008 6:29 AM  

  • 1308: A box for storing backup tapes? Whether the tapes in question are magnetic or punched paper I don't know.
    1311: Farebox for a bus or trolley.
    1312: Yes, as used by RE agents, so that many RE agents could have access with only one key.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/22/2008 6:38 AM  

  • 1310 a roller bearing housing from an old foot treadle grind stone. The bearings are missing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/22/2008 8:54 PM  

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