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Old 11-23-2018   #1
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Here it is, your new m.o. This will fit a breadbox, but only one will fit - have fun

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Looks like a brass hex nut embedded in a plastic substrate, presumably to accept a matching bolt or male end of a stud or standoff. These are quite common in plastic enclosures for handheld electronic devices. The apparent sharpening/denoising artifacts don't help with the ID of the mystery object.
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Looks like a brass hex nut embedded in a plastic substrate, presumably to accept a matching bolt or male end of a stud or standoff. These are quite common in plastic enclosures for handheld electronic devices. The apparent sharpening/denoising artifacts don't help with the ID of the mystery object.
You are mostly correct, sir. The object of sharpening/denosing is just to make the picture clearer.

New view (as clear as I could make it). A side view -

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Looks like ventilation holes. If so, the device uses a significant amount of power and must dissipate a noticeable amount of heat. Because only one will fit into a bread box, most likely it won't fit into a pocket, not even a coat pocket. Must this device be plugged into an outlet to operate?
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Looks like ventilation holes. If so, the device uses a significant amount of power and must dissipate a noticeable amount of heat. Because only one will fit into a bread box, most likely it won't fit into a pocket, not even a coat pocket. Must this device be plugged into an outlet to operate?
It gives off no heat And no it does not plug into an outlet.

New hint - Wall mounted. In use worldwide.

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Guesses:
1. Wall clock
2. Wall-mounted loudspeaker
3. Security entry with keypad, sliding card reader, or RFID card reader.
4. Wall-mounted intercom or telephone.
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Guesses:
1. Wall clock
2. Wall-mounted loudspeaker
3. Security entry with keypad, sliding card reader, or RFID card reader.
4. Wall-mounted intercom or telephone.
And we have a winner! Telephone it is. GTCU #1977 is yours.

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Dang! That thing looks to be as old as I am (early 1950s vintage), guessing from the rotary dial. The cradle looks nothing like the wall phones I am used to. This one more closely resembling one of a desk phone, whereas on the wall phones more typically have used, the handpiece hangs by a specially shaped hook by its earpiece, dangling in front of the dial when the phone is not in use. I don't have anything immediately ready for #1977, but give me a little while...
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GTCU #1977 is now up.


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