Mystery object – metal bulldog

Mystery object – metal bulldog

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Ok Makers, try and figure out what this is – Link.

22 thoughts on “Mystery object – metal bulldog

  1. Binome says:

    speaker from an old telephone handset?

  2. jeffroward says:

    ummm… prototype nabaztag?

  3. JohnWasser says:

    It’s fairly clear from the picture that there is a clock spring in the middle. The string would have been wound around the outside of the clock spring in such a way as to wind up the clock spring when pulled. What this stored energy would be used for can be determined by further disassembly. If there is a ratchet and escapement this might easily be a timer, perhaps an egg timer or for some game.

  4. theRIAA says:

    vibrator.

  5. edison142 says:

    At first glanse it looked like an old speaker, but i have never seen one with a screw in the middle. there also seems to be some sort of jack (perhaps adio)

  6. DavidWS says:

    Ancient moving-coil meter?

  7. meshcount says:

    Looks like my old blender with busted blades

  8. judyofthewoods says:

    a weighted base for an old table lamp.

  9. leafdude says:

    It’s a mechanical spring-loaded pull switch for a lamp. Mount this onto a armrest (with a hole in the bottom) and have the string run to the lamp. Remember those lamps with a pull-string to turn on/off? Same thing except the lamp string runs through the “furniture” and the spring-loaded string is retracted into the dog. (hrmm… that doesn’t sound right :-P )

  10. leafdude says:

    It’s a mechanical spring-loaded pull switch for a lamp. Mount this onto a armrest (with a hole in the bottom) and have the string run to the lamp. Remember those lamps with a pull-string to turn on/off? Same thing except the lamp string runs through the “furniture” and the spring-loaded string is retracted into the dog. (hrmm… that doesn’t sound right :-P )

  11. wbeaty says:

    LOOK FOR MAGNETS. If parts of the guts are steel magnets, then the device is a loudspeaker (or perhaps an AC buzzer.)

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