Quixotic Quantum Quandary

Q³: Sold for a Quarter

Q3 No75 Pic1

We are having a reader contribution sort of day today, and our Quixotic Quantum Quandary is no different! This little nugget comes courtesy of our very own Techie (and stay tuned, we have a few more reader submissions that will appear in the next couple of weeks).  I actually used to own one of these items, albeit an older version that was built a little differently.  Unlike most of the items I have collected, I let this one go at a yard sale, in the hope that someone would take it off my hands that could actually use it for its intended purpose.  So take a look, and if you know the answer, share in the comments!

If last week is any judge, lots of you have a bit of a love/hate going with parking meters.  Puttin’ a quarter in here Boss!  Toxic Avenger looks like he got his answer in the quickest, nice job man!  If anybody knows how I can, shall we say, get my hands on one, without resorting to time on a chain gang swinging a weed whacker, definitely let me know.

Q3 No74 Answer

Remember, if you too want to be a part of the mystery of Q³, all it takes is a simple submission!  If anyone has any sort of unusual or just plain old fashioned goodness, please send some photo my way!  Simply email HycoSpeed@gmail.com and throw Q³ in the subject line and I’ll get right on it!

  • Toxic Avenger

    Looks like part of a pneumatic door closer .

  • B72

    That texture just screams old-time audio visual to me. I'm going to go with "film splicer"

    • OA5599

      You are thinking of the right equipment, but calling it the wrong name.

      The film splicer let you overlap two pieces of film aligned with the same sprockets, slice them simultaneously for a precision seam, and then locate and place an adhesive splice where it would not jam a projector.

      The Q3 object is an editor viewer, which lets you magnify the film and find the locations where you wish to make your cuts.

      <img src="http://hawaiiandry.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/dsc04948.jpg&quot; width=500>

  • I'm thinking drafting equipment, maybe a pantograph, but the zip cord is throwing me off. An engraving pantograph?

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