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What Is It? game 258

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Or can you make up something interesting?

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. Post no URLs or weblinks, as doing so will forfeit your entry. Two winners: the first correct guess and the funniest (albeit ultimately wrong) guess will win T-shirt from the NeatoShop.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, see? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

See another picture of this item with a closeup view at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: we have here a set of National Cash Register grocery store price stamps from the 1920s. The first with the correct answer was mowog, who wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The funniest (yet wrong) answer came from moddycurl, who said, "This was the prototype for the 64 box of crayons, back when the world was all black and white." Yep, that wins a t-shirt, too! See the answers to all this week's What Is It? items at the What Is It? blog.


Could be a set of pin gauges for determining if a certain inner diameter is within a specified range...
Brainier Than The Average Bear
size m, in the suggested colour
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Collection of stone core samples. Or possibly a collection of ferrite cores...But I don't know why you'd have a numbered collection of those. "Bug Or Feature", Mens XL, Ash Grey
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This is actually one of the first crayon sets with which they 'colored' in each individual frame of B/W television before they were photographed and send to space, in order to arrive in your television set as moving images.

Since this work wasn't necessary eventually, they were later utilised as 'resting poles': If an office worker got tired, two of the sticks were to be put into each one of the respected nostrils, in order to keep one's head up while resting.

"Brushed Skull"
Size: L
Color: Natural
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A household nuclear reactor that only requires a claw-foot tub to operate. However, last time I checked Sears Roebuck & Co has discontinued this item.

Science Ruined Dinosaurs, Dark Grey, L
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Heat number stamps to trace the manufacurer, year, shift, & number of castings of a particular shipment of steel.

PB Jellyfish, Ladies M, Serene Green
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It's the actual, honest to Goddess keyboard used to engage the 'Corbomite Manuever'... (Episode: TOS 003 - Corbomite Maneuver, The. Season 1 Ep. 10. Air Date: 11/10/1966) should it ever need to be engaged. Original Star Trek Fans will understand and be afraid, very afraid...
Pink Freud Men's Large
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clearly it is a set of control rods that goes with the previously featured "home nuclear" whatever kit.

schrodingers whatever xxl.
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