That has all the markings of an old phone company device, but I don't
know what it does. Could be an external ringer, or buzzer.
It just looks phone company. Is there a cover with a screw in the middle?
On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:05:37 -0800, jJim McLaughlin
Back in the 50's or early 60's, lots of electrical devices had that
look. If it's a piece of telephone equipment, which I doubt, it is one
of the remote annuciators used in factories or outdoors so you could
hear that the phone was ringing in the office.
That's not something that would normally be used in a home. I really
think this is simply a doorbell chime.
It's a solid-state phase rectification modulator. Back in the old
days, they put one in every house. It regulated the electrical
current so that the space-time continuum would stay constant. Then
they found out it was supposed to be warped, so they quit using them.
I'm wrong! T'was the Flying Spaghetti Monster what did it. It provided all
us H. Saps. with ears to flap when we fell off tall parapits. A curious side
effect that in earlier years they served a different purpose and were larger
than today and were a saving grace. Without them, we would be extinct!
Another side effect that was not anticipated those many years ago was that
these flapping machines could hear in stereo. Without that development Bose
and Dolby could not have made money!
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