Thursday, March 19, 2009

Set 276

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for some of my best posts.

1567. Approximately 7" long:

Larger image

1568. 11" long:

From Dan Gaier's collection

1569. 9" tall:

1570. Submitted by a visitor who would like to know what this is for:

1571. 11" long, there was a pair of these, this one is missing the strap at the heel, text on it says "Billard":

1572. 23" long, a hollow cylinder with one closed end:


To submit photos, send them to the address in my profile.

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.


  1. 1568. is a clamp for supporting laboratory glassware.

    1572. is a battering ram.

    - Edward

  2. I need to change my suggestion for 1572. It is wonderful what one can learn from reading.

    I once used a tool like this to sink 2 inch fence posts into the ground.

    - Edward

  3. As Edward said, it is a tool to drive metal fence posts into the ground.

  4. >1568. is a clamp for supporting laboratory glassware.

    >I once used a tool like this to sink 2 inch fence posts into the ground.

    These are both correct.

  5. 1569 - Old term for lab reagent bottle is apothecary bottle.

  6. 1568 is definitely a support for lab glassware--tubing, condensers, and flasks.

    1569 looks like either a condenser, or a reagent bottle.

    1570 looks like a spoon or crucible (from the same lab as above) for holding a small amount of ore, chemicals or some-such in a flame to see what colors result.

    1572 is a slide-hammer for driving a well point or a metal fence post.

  7. 1567-drain wrench?
    1568-concur w/lab item
    1569-Concur w/Lab/Regeant bottle
    1570-Candle snuffer or sample dipper,maybe gunpowder measure?
    1571-Weight training boots,dumbells could be inserted thru holes for additional weight.
    1572-Fence post driver