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Post 20 Dec 2011, 22:09
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Post 20 Dec 2011, 23:08
A scam
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Post 20 Dec 2011, 23:16
proletarian wrote:
A scam


At close to $100, you bet it's a scam!

That would buy a week's worth of groceries + a weekend's worth of beer at my house!
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Post 20 Dec 2011, 23:29
Ya_Amerikanyets wrote:

Comrade, this was used for switching electrical devices on-off at the desired hour. Nowadays this is totally useless but an interesting piece of history, so it may have a historic value.
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Post 20 Dec 2011, 23:36
EdvardK wrote:
Comrade, this was used for switching electrical devices on-off at the desired hour. Nowadays this is totally useless but an interesting piece of history, so it may have a historic value.


An electric timer! No wonder I didn't recognize it, this is what we used... Same thing:

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_18078.jpg?01AD=3JKvuDJyK4F8Ol2oSfZfkts7B6-JT_v3Zd6w4et6auGehgSla9C-T_w&01RI=F84E22B3A4E3252&01NA=
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Post 21 Dec 2011, 00:03
Ya_Amerikanyets wrote:

Yes, it is fairly obvious that this is inferior Western technology and a poor copy of the glorious original
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Post 21 Dec 2011, 04:32
I didn't say that. I was just shocked. I thought it was some military device. Maybe some kind of countdown device for a missile.
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