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Does anyone know what this is???

Posted on 08/17/2011 5:38:27 PM PDT by jda

Looking for help.


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A little background: my father, who recently passed away, had three of these stored with some silver rounds, so I tend to believe they have some value. However, no one I've asked, including a coin shop, has any idea.

Description: Square piece of an unknown metal mesh glued to each side of a piece of plastic.


1 posted on 08/17/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by jda
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Looks like a drywall patch.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 5:40:58 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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I think it's the ionizer gizmo for an air filter.
3 posted on 08/17/2011 5:41:27 PM PDT by tomkat (adopt a 1775 state of mind)
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To: jda

Interesting, I have no idea, but my guess is somebody will chime in and know.


4 posted on 08/17/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: jda

Is the mesh made out of silver? If so, pour some hydrogen peroxide on it and see what happens! LOL!


5 posted on 08/17/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jda

Does the plastic run contiguously between the two pieces of mesh or just around the outsides?


6 posted on 08/17/2011 5:42:19 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: jda

We've been looking for those. We will arrive at your home shortly. By the way, there are four of them. We suggest you find the fourth one before we arrive.

7 posted on 08/17/2011 5:42:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: jda
It looks like a drywall repair patch. It glues to a place where you have a hole in the wall, and the mesh holds putty.


8 posted on 08/17/2011 5:42:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: jda

This is from the flyswatter that killed the golden fly. A closer picture might yield more accurate answers.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: jda

Looks almost like medical patch my cousin had when she had hernia surgery.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 5:43:17 PM PDT by svcw
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To: jda

Those look like the screens we used in college to smoke stuff out of funny little pipes.


11 posted on 08/17/2011 5:43:21 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jda

That looks a lot like an ozone plate to an Alpine air purifier.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 5:44:37 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: ClearCase_guy; jda

Is it made of gold?

And clear case ... LOL! Thanks for that.


13 posted on 08/17/2011 5:45:19 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: jda

I know the the one thing is a “PaperMate Stick Pen(writes blue)”!


14 posted on 08/17/2011 5:45:54 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: jda
I love threads like this.

Ping for later viewing.

15 posted on 08/17/2011 5:47:21 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: jda

Is it glued, or melted into the plastic?


16 posted on 08/17/2011 5:47:46 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

ClearCase_guy wins!


17 posted on 08/17/2011 5:47:53 PM PDT by RC51
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To: jda

John Christopher would probably know.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 5:48:49 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: jda

Fancy CPU grille.

19 posted on 08/17/2011 5:48:50 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jda

It’s for an ozone producing and air cleaning machine.


20 posted on 08/17/2011 5:48:53 PM PDT by woofer2425
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To: tomkat; jda
Goes in one of these, and similar products from various manufacturers.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 5:49:41 PM PDT by tomkat (adopt a 1775 state of mind)
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To: jda
MYSTERY OBJECT

If I put it under a microscope does it help?

This thread is going to have some very interesting and humorous comments!

22 posted on 08/17/2011 5:52:00 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: jda

Unless the unknown metal is Gold I would guess the are vent or speaker covers for something. I have seen some old tube radios with covers sorta kinda like that.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 5:53:06 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ( Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.)
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To: jda

Maybe it’s a strainer for the beer or wine dregs for the home brewers.


24 posted on 08/17/2011 5:53:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tomkat

btt


25 posted on 08/17/2011 5:53:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jda

"take it to a jeweler, ask him what it is, then tell him you just got rid of 16,000 of them.....if he faints, keep looking."

26 posted on 08/17/2011 5:54:12 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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First tell me what it is.

Then I'll tell you what it is.

27 posted on 08/17/2011 5:55:18 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Description: Square piece of an unknown metal mesh glued to each side of a piece of plastic.

Not to split hairs, but isn't the plastic glued to each side of the unknown metal mesh?

28 posted on 08/17/2011 5:55:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: missnry

It looks like a thing to measure a ball point pen with.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 5:56:38 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: jda

I’m not at liberty to say what it is, but suffice it to say it is on the recent DHS/FBI alerts regarding signs of homegrown terrorists.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 5:57:10 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: jda

Will a magnet stick to it?


31 posted on 08/17/2011 5:58:52 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: tomkat

Bingo. It is an ionizer element for a ionizing air purifier


32 posted on 08/17/2011 5:58:58 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That woulda been a funny big pipe with that screen!


33 posted on 08/17/2011 5:59:20 PM PDT by Huck (Read Antifederalist Brutus)
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To: missnry

There is a little man in the center of the grid.

He does not have a smiley face.


34 posted on 08/17/2011 6:00:43 PM PDT by Amadeo
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LOL! Brilliant!


35 posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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ATTENTION TO ALL FREEPERS who have ever made a donation to Free Republic: You’re getting your money’s worth today... teehee...


36 posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Give a little bit of yourself to me)
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To: jda

a part for inside an ionic air freshener


37 posted on 08/17/2011 6:02:08 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (This message carfully checkd to misteakes by powerful softwhere)
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To: missnry

It’s a carthegojen nanotizer. I don’t believe they use that much glue anymore.

The other object looks to be a ballpoint pen.


38 posted on 08/17/2011 6:02:50 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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Yep, I’m looking at one right now sitting on the shelf above me, an Alpine ozone machine.


39 posted on 08/17/2011 6:03:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Rick Perry was a democrat. So was Reagan. Oh crap.)
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To: jda

It’s a pen.


40 posted on 08/17/2011 6:03:21 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: jda

41 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:08 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Breto
shhhhh .. act like we don't know so the thread keeps going


42 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:08 PM PDT by tomkat (adopt a 1775 state of mind)
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If it isn’t gold or silver, chuck them out and keep the pen!


43 posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:27 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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That is really valuable.
It’s an insert for an early 1920’s chastity belt that was used by the Amish to fend off the wild advances of the Mennonites.
Probably the last one in existance.
I’m thinking maybe $125,000 on e-bay.


44 posted on 08/17/2011 6:05:36 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Yup, thats what I was going to say. A dry-wall patch or a’’blow-out patch’’. Cheeky screen name btw.


45 posted on 08/17/2011 6:05:51 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jocon307

Donhunt’s was just as good with less bandwidth.


46 posted on 08/17/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jda

Something to help prevent the silver from tarnishing?


47 posted on 08/17/2011 6:06:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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Good heavens, you're exactly right! That thing next to the nanotizer is a ballpoint pen! Well, I feel better now that the mystery is solved.
48 posted on 08/17/2011 6:06:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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What’s in the middle there? More glue? Or something more sinister..... ;>


49 posted on 08/17/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Cuff links.

They made everything big back then.


50 posted on 08/17/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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