Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Odds & Ends 2

Between the comments of the my last post and people I have talked to, my mystery knobs and switches box is more then likely a home brew lighting controller. And yea It would probably make a excellent airport freak out device, especially if had a battery strapped to it with the lights on.

For Odds & Ends 2 I present this wooden box and its contents:




















I found this box when I was helping my grandparents clean out my grandmothers cousin's apartment after he past away. We threw out tons of stuff, but there were a few things that I thought would be a shame to toss. The man seen the world and was a WWII vet, he even had some news papers with the attack of pearl harbor on the front page. I saved this box because I thought it was interesting, not sure what it was originally for and I have no idea what is written on it. As far as what was in the box when I found it the shrapnel always interested me the most. He received a purple heart, and I cant help but think that's the chunks of metal that helped him earn it.

I have been told that the little figurine is of a Pope and was carried by french solders in WWII, there where 2 of them but I gave one to my cousin.

41 comments:

  1. interesting post !

    following & supporting you
    take care.

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  2. Oh at first glance I thought (/hoped) it was an oldschool fingerbox.

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  3. I like this... btw, Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  4. I have a little box of odds n ends too

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  5. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  6. wow I love the random dice in the box.

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  7. Very nice box...it sure would stir up emotion at an airport!
    following~

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  8. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  9. I'd be interested in having someone read the inscription both on the outside of the box in ink, and on that engraved plate. It looks like your typical trinket box, but that engraved plate makes me thing of machined parts and whatnot.

    Probably a long shot from it's original purpose, but if your grandmother's cousin thought it was worth keeping, it probably is. :)

    Hold onto it.

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  10. I would love to know what it says, but I haven't found anybody locally to translate.

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  11. Thats quite an amazing find, there are so many hidden treasures in the world, your lucky to have found this =)

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  12. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  13. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  14. This was pretty cool, keep it up

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  15. This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
    Cheers

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  16. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  17. what language is that writing?

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  18. Thanks for commenting on my last post! Your input will help me with my next one.

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  19. Wow. That is awesome that you saved that box. TO think that his purple heart could have been tossed away.

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  20. Well, he was buried with most of his metals including his purple heart.

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  21. Airport freak out, more of a "Automatic arrest device" They'll be on you the second you walk in the airport holding that thing if you connect a big battery to it

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  22. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  23. wish i had something like that left for me

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  24. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  25. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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