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, July 24, 2008

Set 242

1363. Around 16" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device:

Larger image

1364. About 5-1/2" long:

1365. Approximately 24" long, though it has a few pieces broken off, it could still be used for its intended purpose:

From the Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

1366. 60" long:

1367. Approximately 3-1/2" long:

1368. 46" long:

Another one from the Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

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More discussion and comments on these photos can be found at the newsgroup rec.puzzles.


  • 1364 - fence wire twisting tool, perhaps?
    1368 - for stretching animal hides?

    By Blogger Ray, at 7/24/2008 5:26 AM  

  • #1368 -- bending jig for making snowshoes

    By Blogger Alex, at 7/24/2008 6:30 AM  

  • 1363 - rodent trap?
    1364 - tool for shaping a lead seal/swage around a wire or string loop?
    1365 - taxidermy tool for hides?
    1367 - tool for retrieving things out of water (spring loaded claw game thingy)
    1368 - agree with snowshoe bending jig

    By Blogger Adrian, at 7/24/2008 1:02 PM  

  • 1366 - springboard for logging. Metal tip inserted into a cut, which allows the logger to stand at a higher level.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/24/2008 3:47 PM  

  • 1367: fox or mink trap. once it's loaded, bait is placed inside and clampshead without ruining fur

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/26/2008 1:14 PM  

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