world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #234

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    for those that know me all over the net, you know my story. but for those that dont, many years ago my father took ill. i went home to live with my parents for 4 years, to tend to him till his death.
    in my off time, i spent the days going thru my fathers warehouse trying to identify things he had, since part of his illness was he lost his mind and couldnt speak.
    dad was a carpenter.
    he had thousands of tools and equipment left over from thousands of jobs. he never threw anything away. you get the picture.
    so what id do to keep from going crazy locked up in a house bathing him 3 times day, is i'd posts pics of things i couldnt figure out.
    dads long gone, but the task of clearing out his warehouse goes on. and my big fear is throwing something incomplete out, thinking its junk, only to open another box and find the thing needed to make that something work that just got thrown out. we've all been in that situation before, right?
    the second pic is an example of what i was up against. here, i was sorting door knob sets making complete ones, to pass time. the next week i matched keys to them all, found in a cigar box.
    i did this to help offset the medical bills mom was getting for his care. a lot was sold on ebay before ebay got greedy. now i do it just to do it.
    as you all age, youll find yourselves in this life situation as your parents age and depart. some of you already know what im going thru. if i can make it a game, it doesnt hurt as much remembering it all as i go thru it.
    so....im on now on pic 234.

    care to play?

    please tell me what this plugs into.
    thanks!
    :)
     

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  2. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    It plugs into...an electronic device with a proprietary power input. Possibly a ....pda but more likely a cell phone. I doubt it goes to a modern smartphone, as most android based are mini or micro USB and it doesnt look like an iphone P/A to me.
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Like he said.. Ancient cell phone charger... :p
     
  4. trip286

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    Had one, I believe it was a motorola, maybe something else. The little release buttons on the sides....

    That's one thing I'd toss in the roundfile.
     
  5. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    OOH. I didnt see the other pic before. Those are doorknobs! What do i win?
     
  6. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    dad had a pickle. i'll bet thats what it was to. sound about right? circa 2001. it was just before he got sick.
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    An electric pickle?
    Sounds dangerous.
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I know what that is! Its a thingamajig. It connects to a dohicky, and it does something or other. :D :p
     
  9. KJG67

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    First one - likely a Palm Pilot
    Second ones - doors :)
     
  10. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Looks like a Nextel charger to me.....
     
  11. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    im old school. whats a palm pilot?
     
  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    It's a lot like a cell phone, but with out the ability to make a phone call. Think of a PDA or an IPhone with out cell service.
     
  13. 303tom

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    My son a Navy Electrician, says it is a power supply/charger for a cell phone, if you can trust a Naval Electrician.............
     
  14. MattShlock

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    LOL I know what u mean -- I had an LG flip-phone like that. I was the bees knees. A FLIP phone! I talked them into upgrading me from the brick before that... Know what -- the brick was fine enough frankly.
     
  15. JTJ

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    How do you wire navels and why? It looks very much like the charger for one of my old cell phones.
     
  16. towboater

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    Yep. Old cell phone charger.
     
  17. Billy9mm

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    Looks like the charger for a Humdidifier or a Spazalometer!!!:D
     
  18. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    hey tom303.....5 oct's the new date. you coming?
     
  19. johnr1943

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    I Might Be Able To Use This For Something Someday...

    Looks like my "Hmmmm, I Might Be Able To Use This For Something Someday" collection. :eek:
     
  20. Mosin

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    Lol... My phases are as follows..

    What is this? Looks important, better keep it.

    What in the hell is this? It's got metal and might be valuable as scrap... Better keep it.

    Just what the hell is this thing?... I'll find some use for it... Better keep it.

    What the **** is this **** still doing in my closet?! In fact, why is my closet cluttered with crap?! THROW EVERYTHING AWAY!!!!