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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.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Set 239

1344. 42" tall:

1345. Submitted by a visitor:

1346. Each side measures about 1":

1347. These are both approximately 11" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses:

1348. 10-1/2" long, also name the purpose for the slot:

1349. 2-3/4" long, another device sent in by a visitor:

1350. 13-1/4" long:

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  • 1344:
    I'm guessing it's a stand for canes.

    A device for removing small press-fit gears from the ends of shafts.

    Ye Olde handcuffs.

    By Anonymous Brian, at 7/03/2008 5:26 AM  

  • 1345

    Solvent holder to wash your hands. Press on the top and solvent would come out to remove grease from your hands.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/03/2008 6:49 AM  

  • 1344 - Gun Rack
    1345 - Solvent Dispenser
    1347 - Mule Overshoes
    1348 - Fireman's Spanner wrench

    By Anonymous Gomer, at 7/03/2008 8:19 AM  

  • 1348 Spanner wrench for fire hose. The slot is for shutting off gas service valves.

    By Anonymous cardo, at 7/03/2008 8:43 AM  

  • 1344. Umbrella stand.
    1345. Agree with solvent dispenser.
    1347. Draft horse footwear.
    1350. Leg Irons - handcuffs should be adjustable.

    By Blogger Canem, at 7/03/2008 8:48 AM  

  • 1346. The NeoCube Alpha - http://www.shop.theneocube.com/category.sc?categoryId=3

    By Blogger mooP, at 7/03/2008 8:50 AM  

  • 1344:
    Shotgun stand for a police department, circa mid 19th century?

    Protectoseal branded plunger type safety can, missing the lid (you can see where the paint is scraped away and the rim has been protected from elements)? Used for dispensing Kerosene/Diesel and other such flammable goods via a unique patented sealing system?

    1346: 'Ammunition' from an anti-personnel mine?

    1350: Leg shackles (for an animal)?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/03/2008 9:50 AM  

  • 1344 = gun rack for rifles, shotguns

    1345 = safety solvent can, push down on the plunger at the top and you get solvent dispensed on your rag.

    1346 = havent got a clue

    1347 = snowshoes for horses

    1348 = bottle cap lifter, the slot is for turning the key on your can of spam.

    1349 = hand puller for clocks

    1350 - Manicles for prisoners.

    By Blogger John Nicholas, at 7/03/2008 5:05 PM  

  • I'd love to know what #1348 is - i found one of these in a creek.

    I think it has something to with fire departments as it has the initials for a local fire department scratched into it.

    I think #1344 is a fishing rod rack.

    By Blogger Steve, at 7/03/2008 5:46 PM  

  • 1346 is an neocube !!
    you can use it for fun to make special things.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/09/2012 5:07 PM  

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