Skip to comments.Does anyone know what this is???
Posted on 08/17/2011 5:38:27 PM PDT by jda
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Good point. Maybe he left the patches as a message to his kids.
Last one??? I just bought 16,000 of ‘em!
“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.
I think it’s time to call Homeland Security about this thing.
“If you see something, say something”
It’s a clue.
The gold is stored in the air purifier.
I hope we don’t break their servers.
It would be a head scratcher for sure.
"What the Hell is that?"
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.
“”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....
“”I know, I use to sell them years ago.””
Same here.....I still have an inventory of them around somewhere - the plates, I mean.
“”Now that FR has solved your mystery, is there an air purifier in your dads 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...
Orgone accumulator. Do not touch it. Back away slowly. Do not taunt it.
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.
LOL...that's what I was thinking :P
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.
I know, huh.
What a coincidence.
Yep; it’s a picture.
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 :)
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.
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.”
It’s the thingamajig that goes over the watchyamacallit.
Couldn’t possibly be the platinum screen inside a catalytic converter???
It’s a pocket lint collector, which you will need after the dimwits in DC have sucked all the money out of your pocket.
You will not what to sneeze, cough, or laugh for about 4-6 weeks!
when you do, you will know what I’m saying...
I like this version.
:-) He is laughing at you now. Bless his soul.
That is the type of stupid stuff the Engineers in my fraternity would build. Nothing was off limits.
I think its probably for screening responses.
If the plastic was used to mount it, then it must have been of some value. Maybe the screen is made of precious metals.
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.
Looks like a diaphragm from the dark ages.
threads like this
are great providing the question is not serious.
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
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.
Well done, Sherlock!
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.
Electrically, it’s a capacitor. Maybe your dad was able to replicate the “flux capacitor”.
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.
Nah,we had one that doubled as a saxophone.
You selling surplus widget parts again ?
Ask Tonto. He should know.
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.
This mystery is getting weirder and weirder........
Check item for microscopic fly guts within the mesh!!
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)
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