Welcome again to Quixotic Quantum Quandary! It’s that special moment of the week where you all get to eyeball some mystery technological piece and spend the next
5 seconds few hours noodling over what it could possibly be. You have been doing so well here that I keep working to ratchet up the challenge, so let’s see what you all can do!
This particular item is another from a museum visit, not my personal collection. On another visit to an unrelated museum, I found myself on the receiving end of some overly friendly conversation from one of the museum docents. As a relatively quiet individual, I am typically not one to initiate such conversations. However, it seems that often something about my demeanor attracts a certain level of, shall we say odd, discussion with strangers. In this particular instance, the fellow was gazing upward at the building’s crown molding, and used that as a springboard for a talk on the work he was doing restoring and renovating an old house, and how that project was precipitated by an upcoming marriage, and that the wedding for the marriage in question was going to be in the backyard of said house, and how that brought along with it the construction of a gazebo and removal of a tree and building of new fences. We conversed about such for perhaps 30 minutes, as my wife kept glancing over and laughing at me, and my children ran amuck amongst the exhibits. He was a friendly gentleman for sure, yet I still scratch my head over exactly why I needed in all on that information. Does today’s Quandary have you scratching your head?
If it does, I , of course–because all the commenters here are super swell–have a tiny little hint to offer to everyone!
Wrangling up parts for this little mystery is a fun job for me every week, and I’d like to get you all in on the fun! I am always on the look out for something good I haven’t thought of to use, so if you have a super strange piece of some old or neglected technology, please send some photos my way! Just email HycoSpeed@gmail.com and throw Q³ in the subject line so I’ll see it.