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January 17, 2015

Name the Thing Contest – 266

at 6:53 pm. Filed under Contests



The prize this week is a wireless transmitter for your next project. This contest will run for one week (Jan 17- 23, 2015). Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item above and what it can be used for. Don’t need a make or model, just what what the thing is used for.

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 Feb 28, 2015

The item to guess was a telegraph key.

The winner is Bill C.  (there were 118 entries)


Below is a picture of the prize.




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5 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 266”

  1. Annie Says:

    Part of an antique lathe.

  2. Ingo Says:

    Why didn’t you remove the typeplate?

  3. Robotics_Job_Search Says:

    A circumciser.

  4. Alan Parekh Says:

    RJS. Ouch.

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced

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