Identify the Mystery Object.

Zapp DJR

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Not a door bell.
The device itself is too complex to be homemade (at least for me). Rounded part is a few mm in dia.
You can see this part by your eye when operating this device (let's say that 50% of them have the design allowing to see it, in the other half it would be more difficult - it's in the body).

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Yes, it's CD / DVD player / writer laser part.
Some devices has it on the tray (most notebooks), some has just empty tray, where the laser is located inside the frame.

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Being a little lazy on this one (the brand name is almost visible), as I’m heading off to sleep. Here’s the bottom portion of this object...
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Some sort of weirdo vacuum tube?
Bingo! It is in fact some sort of weirdo vacuum tube.
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Actually, a very high voltage rectifier. Capable of 150,000 volts, and most likely used in an old x-ray machine. Here’s the 1945 sales sheet from Westinghouse. This unit is theWL-616.
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Note the $140 price. A quick conversion of 1945 money to 2020 money puts this tube over $2,000!

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Bingo! It is in fact some sort of weirdo vacuum tube.
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Actually, a very high voltage rectifier. Capable of 150,000 volts, and most likely used in an old x-ray machine. Here’s the 1945 sales sheet from Westinghouse. This unit is theWL-616.
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Note the $140 price. A quick conversion of 1945 money to 2020 money puts this tube over $2,000!

All yours!
That is super-cool. OK, give me a bit, what I originally had in mind for my next turn might be a little too similar to this for now.
 
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Ok, probably too easy, but I've had a few tough ones so what the heck. What is this?

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I believe I may have a local version (kind of).

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