world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #240

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    this ones odd. someone converted a piece of luggage with vents. there is a plug on the outside that goes to the inside like it ran something inside while closed.
    anyone have a clue?
     

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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That would have been my wallet before I got hitched...! Now , it,s microscopic..!
    Eeeeek...! :confused:
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    maybe it held some sort of testing equipment?
     
  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What do you do with all these things?
     
  5. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    maybe.
    as in first post.....i decide if i need it. if not, i sell it. if doesnt sell i give it to goodwill or habatat for humanity. if too junky, it goes to scrap metal or the dump.
    btw...its been 69 pickup truck loads to the dump so far.
    about 900.00 in scrap metal and 3,000 in ebay sales.

    these are only pics of stuff i dont know what it is. my mom and dad were hoarders.
    but good hoarders. dad just saved everything off old jobs he remodeled. it worked out for me. i bought and live in a 100 year old house and a lot of the stuff fits and works in it. im not proud. i dont need new. old is fine. it has charactor.
    try finding some of this stuff in a renovation catalog some day. its worth thousands.
     
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  6. greenoak

    greenoak New Member

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    Amplifier or speaker cabinet?
     
  7. towboater

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    That's what I was thinking. guitar amp?
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That could be.
     

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  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I wish I could look through all the stuff you have. It all seems so interesting.
     
  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    im thinking an amp case too. do amps get hot? maybe the vents are for when its being moved around after the show.
     
  11. therewolf

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    A humidor?

    Perhaps a ventilated gun case?

    A pet carrier?

    Maybe it's the mobile petrie dish holder for the

    half-baked justifications the DNC cooks up?
     
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  12. towboater

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    The older ones that had tubes got hot.
     
  13. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    then i'll bet the vents were for it to cool while it got loaded in the van.
     
  14. Doc3402

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    I've been playing for 48 years and I've never seen an amp case like that. It is an interesting theory about the cooling, but my concern then would be humidity. I won't tell you it isn't an amp case, and I can't tell what else it might be.

    My first thought was a case for an IBM field tech's test rig from way way back but from what I am seeing the test rig would need a bigger case than what you have.
     
  15. greenoak

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    Probably not a guitar amp unless its a home made conversion. But there were tons of portable amplifiers and speaker cabs for other uses. Portable reel to reel recorder? Portable public address system?

    A lot of test kit were powered by vacuum tubes back then, too. So that's a possibility.

    The vents are a pretty sure sign that there were vacuum tubes inside and that looks like a 1/4" jack which is common to audio applications.

    Is there anything inside?
     
  16. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    empty. totally.
     
  17. primer1

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    It's for cat smuggling, terrorists use them when cats are trained to take out the secret agents.
     
  18. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Any other pics of it?
     
  19. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Primer- ROFLMAO- you just reminded me of one afternoon in Hilo HI. Watched a gent CASUALLY trying to board a flight over to Maui. Fighting roosters very popular in hawaii- guy had a briefcase with holes drilled in it, trying to bring it as a carry-on item.

    Briefcase was CROWING!
     
  20. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    no other pics. its in ct and im in va.