Saturday, August 13, 2005

Mystery #17




Do you know what this is a part of? Post your guesses in the comments. I'm not sure if this is a good mystery photo or not. Let us see.
UPDATE: I've added 2 more photos of the object.

13 comments:

Elevation Goddess said...

it's the scoop of a lamp.

Rick Lee said...

It's not a lamp. This is not an ordinary object. Most people would not have one, although it is iconic.

kenju said...

Looks like part of an old tape deck reel.

Philip said...

Is it an old flash bulb reflector?

Thumper said...

One of those things that used to hold flash bulbs on old cameras?

Rick Lee said...

Yes, it's an old Speed Graphic camera. Just about every movie made in the 40s seemed to feature a news photographer carrying a Speed Graphic. I don't have a good photo of it (oh the irony) but here's a bad one.

Kim said...

Okay, before I read the other comments.....
it's an old camera and this is the part you would put the flash bulb in......

Kim said...

I'm always late!

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

I beg to differ. It is a lamp, but one that only stays on for 0.0001 of a second.

Geekwif said...

Here from Blond Girl's "Site of the Day" pic at Michele's. I never would have guessed this one.

Janet said...

Hi, Michele (and Blond Girl) sent me. That, of course, is an old style flash for a camera! Haven't seen one in years :-)

trusty getto said...

Looks to me like 80s era track lighting.

BTW, Blond Girl/Michelle sent me.

Rick Lee said...

Thanks very much to Blond Girl and Michele for the referrals!