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Does anyone know what this is???

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

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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Good point. Maybe he left the patches as a message to his kids.


101 posted on 08/17/2011 6:48:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nonsense Unlimited; Doogle

Last one??? I just bought 16,000 of ‘em!


102 posted on 08/17/2011 6:56:50 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: tomkat

“shhhhh .. act like we don’t know so the thread keeps going”

Lol. Besides the great info these columns are one of the reasons I love FR.


103 posted on 08/17/2011 7:01:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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I think it’s time to call Homeland Security about this thing.

“If you see something, say something”


104 posted on 08/17/2011 7:05:39 PM PDT by Honcho Bongs (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. - Churchill)
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To: jda

It’s a clue.

The gold is stored in the air purifier.


105 posted on 08/17/2011 7:06:03 PM PDT by Selene
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To: T. P. Pole

I hope we don’t break their servers.
It would be a head scratcher for sure.


106 posted on 08/17/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: jda

"What the Hell is that?"

107 posted on 08/17/2011 7:08:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jda

Connect some wires to it and then to a little black box, stick it in your bag and take an airline flight somewhere. Be sure to document everything that happens.


108 posted on 08/17/2011 7:12:43 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: tomkat

“”I think it’s the ionizer gizmo for an air filter.””

They have a name but right now, it escapes me....it does resemble a plate for an air purifier....


109 posted on 08/17/2011 7:13:44 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: eastforker

“”I know, I use to sell them years ago.””

Same here.....I still have an inventory of them around somewhere - the plates, I mean.


110 posted on 08/17/2011 7:19:27 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Sacajaweau

“”Now that FR has solved your mystery, is there an air purifier in your dad’s stuff?””

I was going to ask the same thing when I got finished reading the posts....it’s the logical question. The air purifiers were sold under the name Alpine years ago and then EcoQuest now Vollara...


111 posted on 08/17/2011 7:22:08 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: missnry

Orgone accumulator. Do not touch it. Back away slowly. Do not taunt it.


112 posted on 08/17/2011 7:22:45 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: jda; smokingfrog

Smartass bait? Stupid joke generator?

I am sorry for the recent loss of your father.

It sure does look like on of those air ionizer things. But with the dab of glue in the middle, one must ask.. Is there an opening in the plastic where the screen is? Can air pass thru the screen? Or is the the screen glued to a solid square of plastic?

I agree with the one poster who speculated that it might be a platinum-bearing screen. Especially if dad had it stored as a valuable, and if there’s not a hole thru the plastic part.

Probably one of those air-ionizer things, but might be part of an electrolytic cell, and contain valuable platinum.


113 posted on 08/17/2011 7:24:26 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Selene; jda
It’s a clue. The gold is stored in the air purifier.

LOL...that's what I was thinking :P

114 posted on 08/17/2011 8:01:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: jda

That’s a pre-air filter for a 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton vertical crankshaft lawnmower engine.
As hard as it may be to believe, that particular lawnmower was made of solid gold: The wheels, the handle and the deck. It was impossible to push so they only sold one.
A Saudi prince owns it now. I’m sure he’s wondering where the air filter is and I hope someone reads this post to him and it drives him crazy.


115 posted on 08/17/2011 8:05:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (i'm shocked, shocked I tell you.)
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To: jda
Does anyone know what this is???

A question.

116 posted on 08/17/2011 8:08:44 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Brandonmark; humblegunner; Allegra; Squantos; Pete-R-Bilt
... Models whistle CHOO CHOO, light up, and puff smoke!

I know, huh.

What a coincidence.

117 posted on 08/17/2011 8:14:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: jda

Yep; it’s a picture.


118 posted on 08/17/2011 8:19:20 PM PDT by azsportsterman
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To: AZLiberty
“Is it glued, or melted into the plastic?”

Metal screen or mesh set into a puddle of hot glue.
Zoom in to 200~400%.

I looked for electrical contacts but don't see any. If there was a contact it may have been some sort of ground shield.

The two marks at the top corners appear to be indentations or scratches. The structure is solid, so nothing can pass thru it.

I could never identify it's use from what I can see.

What has been seen can't be unseen :)

119 posted on 08/17/2011 8:20:21 PM PDT by 99Floyd
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To: jda

It’s a THINGAMAJIGGER and soon the US Department of the Interior, Land, Dohickies, and Other such things (DILDOs) will introduce new regulations make it extremely expensive to operate.


120 posted on 08/17/2011 8:34:49 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: jda

It’s nothing. Only a little crazy thing your Dad made out of scraps he had around the house. He hid it away where, when found, you would think it was valuable. Just to drive you nuts for the rest of your life. The way you drove him nuts. It is your Dad’s version of “gotcha.”


121 posted on 08/17/2011 8:36:30 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: missnry

It’s the thingamajig that goes over the watchyamacallit.


122 posted on 08/17/2011 8:36:30 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jda

Couldn’t possibly be the platinum screen inside a catalytic converter???


123 posted on 08/17/2011 8:38:23 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: jda

It’s a pocket lint collector, which you will need after the dimwits in DC have sucked all the money out of your pocket.


124 posted on 08/17/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

You will not what to sneeze, cough, or laugh for about 4-6 weeks!

when you do, you will know what I’m saying...


125 posted on 08/17/2011 8:39:40 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (If more is better, too much is just right!)
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To: CitizenM; jda

I like this version.


126 posted on 08/17/2011 8:44:25 PM PDT by 99Floyd
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To: 99Floyd

:-) He is laughing at you now. Bless his soul.


127 posted on 08/17/2011 8:50:01 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: Libloather

That is the type of stupid stuff the Engineers in my fraternity would build. Nothing was off limits.


128 posted on 08/17/2011 9:08:38 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jda

129 posted on 08/17/2011 9:17:26 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: bigheadfred

I think its probably for screening responses.


130 posted on 08/17/2011 9:21:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Crawdad

LOL


131 posted on 08/17/2011 9:21:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jda

If the plastic was used to mount it, then it must have been of some value. Maybe the screen is made of precious metals.


132 posted on 08/17/2011 9:24:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jda

It’s one of those thingamajigs that plugs into the watchyamacallit so the dohickey will work.
I saw one theotherday at whatshisnames house.
A conservative estimate at auction it would be worth six to seven thousand cents.


133 posted on 08/17/2011 9:27:30 PM PDT by arizonarick
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To: jda

Looks like a diaphragm from the dark ages.


134 posted on 08/17/2011 9:29:43 PM PDT by CougarGA7
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To: mware

threads like this

are great providing the question is not serious.


135 posted on 08/17/2011 9:39:52 PM PDT by handmade
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To: TribalPrincess2U

My 75 year old father, old school tough guy, had hernia surgery last week.

This is the only the second time he has taken any pain meds.

The other time was for a crushed disc in his spine, with horrible siatica pains down his leg. (Yes spelling police, I spelled siatica wrong).

It’s been a week now and he’s had his first check up, and he’s healing fine.

The pain will just subside day by day.

I have a wonderful sister in law who had hernia surgery a few years ago, she was about 40, and I don’t recall her complaining greatly about the pain. She was careful to obey the weight lifting restrictions the doctors gave her. She is totally fine now.

Dear Old Dad will be fine too.

You’ll be fine. But I’d be ready to take the pain killers for a while. My father is hating being indoors so much, I don’t think he’s ever been in the house this much. He is used to working outside all day on the farm.

Wishing you the best of luck and a fast recovery, TheConservativeParty


136 posted on 08/17/2011 9:42:11 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: bigheadfred

That’s pretty close to what I was going to say.

It’s the mesh that liberals must pass through to get to Heaven.

Right after they explain how abortion is their “right”.

Yeah, they don’t make it in and get downsized into Hell.


137 posted on 08/17/2011 9:44:38 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: arizonarick; jda
Maybe it belongs to this.
138 posted on 08/17/2011 9:50:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Put two and two together. If he had something of value stored with something used to patch drywall, there is a good chance that he stored something of value inside of drywall, then patched it to look like normal. I would guess a whole bunch more silver plugs. It sounds like time to get a metal detector.

Well done, Sherlock!


139 posted on 08/17/2011 9:58:32 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; Talisker

On second thought, after reading these comments, it’s probably an ozone plate. BUT - the other silver plugs could be in the ozonater. I still like your way of thinking - who knows what people will do?

I watch too many British mysteries.


140 posted on 08/17/2011 10:21:14 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: 99Floyd

Electrically, it’s a capacitor. Maybe your dad was able to replicate the “flux capacitor”.


141 posted on 08/18/2011 12:45:04 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: jda

Perhaps it is a catalyser ? If so, it could be of a rare metal, perhaps platinum. Or it could be very common like the air ionizer someone mentioned.


142 posted on 08/18/2011 1:01:13 AM PDT by EN1 Sailor (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness)
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To: Huck
"That woulda been a funny big pipe with that screen!"

Nah,we had one that doubled as a saxophone.

143 posted on 08/18/2011 1:06:26 AM PDT by mitch5501 (My guitar wants to kill your momma!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You selling surplus widget parts again ?


144 posted on 08/18/2011 3:48:33 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: jda
...my father, who recently passed away, had three of these stored with some silver rounds...

Ask Tonto. He should know.

145 posted on 08/18/2011 4:00:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: jda

I’m almost betting that you practically tripped over the Air Purifier to get to the box/drawer/cupboard that contained these 3 little items.


146 posted on 08/18/2011 4:16:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jda
I find it strange that there's no printing on that pen. Shouldn't there be something like "Al's Used Cars" and a phone number written on it?

This mystery is getting weirder and weirder........

147 posted on 08/18/2011 4:25:33 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: jda
Fly swatter without the handle.

Check item for microscopic fly guts within the mesh!!

148 posted on 08/18/2011 4:26:33 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; TribalPrincess2U

And whatever you do, do not dress your miniature doberman in a flotation vest and watch it dance around the living room on its tippy toes. Your stitches will remind you. Huh, Pete :o)


149 posted on 08/18/2011 5:01:33 AM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: ClearCase_guy
George Noory coast to coast am
150 posted on 08/18/2011 5:29:34 AM PDT by Morgana (I never said one word........)
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