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Can anyone identify what this is?

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Identify this tool

What is it for?

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identify this tool

can you tell  me what this tool is and how is it used.

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Identify tool

Not sure what this tool is, gift from grandpa. Looks like some kind if drill press but what is it called & how do you use it.

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identifying transistors

Hello all, i have a lot of transistors that are mixed up. how can i ID them? example: on the front markings are .BC 7-25 014. and on the back is the letter Q what transistor is this?

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Identify this bike!

He guys, We recentley pick up this bike from someone who wanted to take it to the dump, this is not our bike but a picture i found on the internet. could anyone tell me some details an if possible a review of this bike. thanks in advance!

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Identify this item?

Item is brass with solid handle.  upper part is hollow with less than dime size holes on each side close to handle on hollow end.  has mark of N1 visible with another set of smaller numbers about 5 digits long that aren't legible.  total length is 11 1/2" long.  the barrel diameter is 3/4".

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Identify the components....

So... I basically broke open a RC toy car.....  And I'd really appreciate if u can tell me a lil about the components that you can recognize.....  Some more info: The four LEDs go into the translucent wheels RF module: 27.145 MHz The DC motor has a magnetic case and is attracted to the armature on the axel of the back wheel.

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Identifying ICs

Hey everybody, I have a bunch of ICs lying around, about 50 of them, and I have no clue what any of them do. I've googled a few of them, without great results... What I'm wondering is: Does a website exist that has just a bunch of datasheets on ICs? AND, when I search for them, what item number do I use? Most have a 2 different strings, one with 5 characters and the other with more... Thanks!

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Identifying a Mask

Hello, I am after any info about this mask and any history of it please. Here are a few bullet points of info about the mask. -From Canada -Giving to from sister 25 years ago -Strange goings on have been happening in the house with horrible vives coming from it. for at least 15 years -When moved downstairs it started acting up. -Blowing on neck when reading book, man called Tom communicating with her, calling her by her real name but her family normally dont. -spiritualist have been in and sensed spirits. -the mask will not burn even though it is wood. -the women is now petrified Any help would be appreciated Thanks Hannah

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identify this vine please

Can anyone tell the name of this vine? i'm in jamaica and anyone else who has doesn't know the name of it either (i've seen it mostly in the hilly,cooler towns) i tried to get a pic of the old and new flowers together but it's kinda blurry ( very windy out) the new ones are red then they turn pink right before they fall off the vine i have taken the off the stakes it was on as it gets real heavy the older it grows but the vine doesnt get thicker just more leafy. all the birds like it especially hummingbirds .the scent from the flower is similar to night flowering jasmine though not as strong flowers are always open it maintains itself i have never watered it or pruned it... and i can't think of anything else ... thanks for the help

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Identify a Signet Ring? Answered

My grandmother gave me a signet ring a week ago, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the coat of arms on the front of the ring. I don't know what metal it is made from, and there is no visible hallmark that I can see...

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Can someone identify this?

Can someone tell me what this thing is? Thanks in advance, Fried.

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Help identifying this tool? Answered

I have no idea what this tool is. I found it in my fathers shed. It's about 11 inch long and the smaller piece moves up and down the main shaft of the tool No one seems to know what it is.

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Impossible to identify microcontroller? Answered

So I took apart a remote control for a cheap helicopter. There is a 14 pin microcontroller on board. Unfortunately it looks like any other 14 pin IC out there and there are no markings on it. Is there anyway to identify possibilities. For example if I mapped where each pin goes on the PCB. Luke pin one goes to the LED's, pin 2 goes to the joystick, etc. Is there any way to "read" the chip to figure out what it might be?

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Can anyone identify these?

I'm curious what these might be.  I recently found them in my attic, 5-6 feet long, matching set of mirrored panels.  Seem more decorative than functional, very thin metal, and one of them has rusted clear through on one side.

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Help identifying a transformer?

Hey I just moved my JVC JX-S700 into my new media center, and now it wont power up. Opened it up, and the transformer doesn't seem to be putting off any voltage on the output. I have approximately 1 ohm between the 3 outputs.  So I thought that was likely to be the issue, is there anything I should do to make sure that's the problem spot? Is there another fix for this besides replacing the transformer? And if I have to replace the transformer, can anyone help me identify it? Thanks Crew!

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Trying to identify this item?

Obviously I am new here if I posted in the wrong place please tell me where to post.    Is this a Farm implement, tool, heater. It is about 25" tall, with a 10" diameter. There is a closed bottom why it is raised off the ground i don't know. Rust area is from prior heat damage to the galvanized metal. It is too early to be a charcoal brick starter. I know it is not a chicken feeder. All answers will be appreciated.

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help identifying a part...

Hey! im trying to get myself more into electronics... and im starting to repair an old electric organ (i dont care if its not really worth repairing, im happy to do it for the sake of it) but i came across some big scary things! lol... i think they are mica capacitors, they are definately the right size and shape... but the whole thing is coloured with horizontal stripes (some sort of colour coding) but i can find no reference to this anywhere! please help me! if anyone wants i can sort out a photo for you ;) cheers

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Curious tools to identify.

Hi all. A few weeks ago I was visiting my cousin and we ended up going through a tool box full of things left to him by his father we came across two that we were at a loss to identify. The first is a brass cylindrical container about five inches long by 3/4" diameter with what I can only describe as a gouge attached to the inside of the screw down cap, it is blunt and shows no signs of ever having been sharpened so I'm fairly sure it wasn't meant for cutting. The second has a few clues of it's own with a manufacturer name and a part registration number, it also has what looks very much to me like a small cutting wheel similar to the kind you would find on a glass cutter, the small section with the words "British Made The Ideal" slides along the slot it sits in and the tip at that end is a sharp point. Any ideas folks? Thanks in advance. NG.

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How to identify a metal ?

Hi ! Into a terrain near a very old volcano and a river, my brother found fragments of obsidian of various sizes and colors. Some of them are "glued" to metallic stones, and some others contain marbles of metals ... He also found a heavy metallic rocks (encrusted with obsidian) who reacts with magnet, and an other light one (without obsidian) who does not react with magnet. Do you know a mean to identify those metals ? (I Googled but found nothing very useful so far) Or do you have a clue of what it could be ? #1 is a metallic rock encrusted with obsidian. It must be iron because it's heavy, the rust is red, and it reacts to magnet. #2 and #3 is obsidian with marble of metal who reacts to magnet. #4 is an unknown (metallic ?) rock. It is light (150 grams for 200 cm3 - 0.33 pounds for 12 cubic inches), of the color of silicon (or the graphite of paper pen !), does not react to magnet but is (electric) conductor with resistance near 0 ohm.

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need help identifying a plant

My mother recently received a plant that she could not identify if anyone can help out in finding out what kind of plant this is  thank you, fidgety 2

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Looking for someone to identify this object? Answered

Recieved this item as a challenge to figure out what it is. The drill bit in the picture comes out of the end of the tool and the tool itself has three adjustable jaws that are sharp at one end.  The only other interesting marking is the drill bit has a hole drilled in the end of it.

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Help Identifying unknown Transformer

Hello I got this transformer from an old ups, there are four wires on the primary side black, blue, green , yellow and two on the secondary red and blue. This transformer used to charge 12v 7.5ah battery also converts it back to 220V in backup mode. Tried testing its output and got this (Mains 220V) Black to ground Blue to mains-> 7.9v on secondary Green->5.5v Yellow->6.5v Connecting Blue and Green to mains and it was a shot circuit and blown my fuse. I want to use this for making a decent power supply 12v+ output, is this possible? I also saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc4GZM-kFUY&hd;=1 The guy is using his ups transformer for generating hv to power cfl using tip122, i am not sure how to do this using my transformer. I need to make use of this transformer somehow, otherwise its just eating dust at my home.

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Help me identify this spider?

OK so, tonight I was getting out of the shower when I saw what looked like a little bit of red string dangling in the air. I inspected closer and found out it was some kind of spider! It kinda just dangled there on what seemed like one thread of web from the ceiling about 1-2 feet from the floor. After blowing on it to conjure some sort of reaction, nothing happened. It just slowly swung without moving. So seeing as it was dead, I grabbed the stand of web a small distance ahead of it and dropped it into the sink. As soon as it touched the sink, it sprang to life being the sissy I am I filled the sink with water and let it be sucked into its watery grave. Here's my description, I'll post pics tomorrow. It was a deep red color, I'd say almost burgundy. I found it in my bathroom in Phoenix, Arizona As for it's size, I'd say it was relatively small, maybe the size of a nickel at the largest. Remembering back from learning about insects in fourth grade, because it was a reddish color I deducted it could be venomous, but I doubt it.

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Can you identify this tool?

Can you help me identify this tool?

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identifying unknown electronic component? Answered

Could anyone tell me what the red electronic component might be?

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Need help identifying this connector? Answered

Hello I need some help identifying this connector? Also where do I go to find more.

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Need help identifying a tool!

We're cleaning out my late grandfather's house in Caseville, MI. We found what we think is a garden tool but none of us could identify it. I need help identifying what it is and what it is used for. 

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Can you identify this tool?

Can anyone tell me what this is?

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need help with identifying a plant

Can anyone tell me what this plant is?

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help identifying an unknown object? Answered

Its about 4" long, solid brass, appears to have been nickel or chrome plated at one time and has four screw holes in it. any help with identifying it is greatly appreciated.

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Identifying unknown temperature sensor? Answered

Could you tell me the darkseagreen temperature sensor name or type? From the look of it.    * 2-wires    * Darkseagreen    * Rounded shape from side view    * It was used to detect ambient temperature    * No label or symbol whatsoever on it

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Can anyone identify these objects?

Is it some sort of easel? There may be pieces missing? Wooden with connections using wing nuts.

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Can somebody identify this plant?

This plant popped up about 18 months ago or so...its approx. 24" tall. With berries!

Question by malynn76    |  last reply


what is this? identify my tool!? Answered

I had this for years, anybody got a clue what it is? most amusing answer gets a patch:-)

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Can anyone Identify this...thing?

This came as part of a physics lab.  Can anyone identify this thing and where I might purchase a duplicate should I need one? Description: It's approximately 1 1/4 inches long and has two holes running through the center. It's made out of rubber.

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Can anybody identify this tool? Answered

Unknown pliers-like tool. Black enamel paint over grey metal. No markings. Approximately 12 inches long.

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Can anyone identify this item? ?

Some German toy of some sorts with a swastika on the little bag there and its like he is running to the bathroom or something... any info on this would be great.

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NEED HELP IDENTIFYING A TOOL

Can anyone identify this tool and what it is used for? It belonged to a relative that recently passed away and I have no idea what it is. It is made from what appears to be heavy brass. The center "barrel" section is spring loaded and slides up to reveal what appears to be a sharp cutting back edge of the barb shaped tip. Anyone know? Thank you

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Identify resistors? - well, sort of

So, i have a bunch of project that i want to do, i have schematics and the parts (but i don't know what the color bands of the needed resistors are) Can some one give me a link to a utility converting numbers (470 Ohm) into color bands (yellow, violet, brown) please help/reply! thank you!

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Can anyone identify this item?

This is an odd looking item and has no markings of any kind.  It's some type of tool.  I would like to know what it is and what it's used for. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Can anyone identify this jigsaw? Answered

I have an old jigsaw, but I can't find its specs. I lost the box, and Googling it failed too. Does anyone here know anything about this?

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Can anyone identify this jawbone? Answered

Found in Tasmania , any help appreciated. I can't think of any animal native let alone foreign. Tusk or why is very sharp almost arrowhead like. Any help appreciated.

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Need help identifying this tool.

My father found this tool at work and we can't figure out what it is.It is pneumatic and when activated the tip opens up to reveal 3 spike thingies...Anyone have any idea what it is?

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Identify a New Zealand insect ? Answered

On my recent holiday in New Zealand we stayed in Marlborough, South Island. I noticed a large number of these insect shells on the trees. Obviously a cast outer body as the insect grows but i wondered what insect it was.

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Can anyone identify this item?

It is an old foot pedal, cast iron. It has both incoming and outgoing electric cords. Both leading from the perferated round cylinder. The pedal is spring loaded and returns to the up postion after the pressure is removed. Thanks

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Can anyone identify this bayonet? Answered

I have a (probably) WWII-era bayonet that I would like identified. The dimensions are as follows: Overall length: 17.75" Blade length: 11.50" Handle length: 5.25" Blade width:.875" Blade thickness:.25" Handle: Wood scales epoxied to skeletonized metal tang Sheath: Olive green paint on metal I would like to know the type (i.e. m1942), era, and any other relevant info.  

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Floppy disk identifying help!?

Well I bought a floppy disk called 3D TETRIS a week ago and I cannot find anything on the internet that talks about it. If anyone knows anything about it can they tell me. Thank you.

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Identify OLD Electronic Components!

So today, i found a VERY old radio, it was the size of a cabinet!it had;some 2 12"s (the voice coil diameter is about 1.5")2 horn drivers!120v transformer, 30Vac 3 Amps, 5.5Vac 6 AmpsAnyway, i pulled some transistors (not vacuum tubes, which was what i was hoping for) out, and i need to identify them! and find the data sheet tooThank you in advance!Update;The last picture, those are npn transistors with hFE of 300

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