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January 29, 2011

Name the Thing Contest – 165

at 8:09 am. Filed under Contests


The prize this week is a cable tester, this will help you keep your home network working smoothly. This contest will run for one week (January 29 – February 4, 2011). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it (more pictures below the prize images).

Please do not give the answer in the comments.

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing Contest” as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.


Added March 5, 2011

The item to guess was Antique Ballantine Labs 300 Electronic Voltmeter

The winner is Chuck B. (there were 48 entries)


Below are two pictures of the prize.

Here are a few more pictures of the item to guess


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9 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 165”

  1. Noah Says:

    Wait, didn’t you guys just post about this?


  2. VintagePC Says:

    “The prize this week is a cable tester, this will let you get a close look at whatever you are working on.”

    … For shame… copypasta indeed 😛

    Haven’t seen that exact one, but judging by the parts it can be one of two things… and I don’t know which.

  3. Almost_There Says:

    This isn’t Dick Tracy’s Wrist Watch… OH, wait, wrong contest. 🙂

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Vintage,

    Oops, thanks for the catch.

  5. jane jakins Says:


  6. john cabe Says:

    What will they think of next? Sweet!

  7. Gianni Says:

    What is this, finally?

  8. Jakezilla Says:

    What is it!!??

  9. Mike Says:

    It looks like a VTVM, possibly something in the HP400 family, but I couldn’t find the exact item.

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