Toolsday Giveway: Win a New Showerhead

We had a lot of correct answers to last week’s mystery gadget — most folks knew it was some kind of gear pulley used on a bicycle.  We randomly picked the winner from all the comments, and that lucky person is Mary, who also knew it was a bike pulley.  Congrats Mary, you have one week to respond to our email before we pick another winner.

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Next Tuesday one lucky winner will receive a LevAqua showerhead. The LevAqua combines five digital-touch controlled settings for maximum water flow optimization.  The showerhead’s settings include a relaxing full-body surround, a pulsating massage, a combo of the previous two, and an eco-saving low-flow setting.   

To enter the LevAqua showerhead giveaway, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these things pictured below are. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner from this post.

On Tuesday, November 27, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until November 27, 2012, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the LevAqua showerhead.  

 Official Rules.


1,369 Responses

  1. thepittsmn says:

    A sewing bobbin & holder

  2. Mary Lynn says:

    clothes line reel

  3. David Balkin says:

    A cinematic tape reel container?

  4. John Willms says:

    Sewing machine thread spool

  5. pamc says:

    sewing machine bobbin

  6. joe says:

    It is a bobbin and bobbin holder

  7. carol says:

    weed eater spool

  8. Gary Bonson says:

    its a bobin and cover for an older sewing machine

  9. Kenny says:

    I do believe it is a 'trout fishing spool'

  10. Lou B. says:

    A bobbin & bobbin holder.

  11. mrternes says:

    A bobobin

  12. Lloyd says:

    Well it's definitely not a tool from the garage! It's a bobbin and bobbin holder for a sewing machine.

  13. diymike says:

    ameasuring device and a pulley…

  14. Kimberly says:

    Not sure but had a chuckle on what others thought

  15. Dan J. says:

    I agree that it looks like an antique sewing machine bobbin.

  16. wakedaddy820 says:

    spool of electrical tape and container lol no clue

  17. Mike says:

    a bobbin for my ribbon but it's not my type

  18. Mickey says:

    I can see some colored wires, so may it's a feeder for a electrician.

  19. not2onry says:

    The bobber and spool..not that old unless I'm an antique too.

  20. Amos says:

    An old bobbon.

  21. Blogden says:

    This has to be the guts of an old fashioned clothesline where you pull out the rope and it locks into place when the line is taut. Or, on the other hand, it could be a bobber and holder for a sewing machine.Ahem, rosesare red— violets are blue. You can sew up your pants— or hang them out to dry too.

  22. Omar says:

    it's parts for that thing that starts that thing

  23. Alea says:


  24. Helen Picone says:

    How little they have changed. My Singer sewing machine has a bobbin and bobbin holder that looks just like it, though it is from about 1980, but hardly old enough to be antique

  25. J Crouch says:

    It looks like a spool and cover for an old string trimmer.


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