Identify the Mystery Object.

ektar

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Jun 8, 2017
Messages
1,322
Location
Western NC
Real Name
Don
By way of summary/update:

NOT: Automotive, kitchen, heating, sprinkler, curtain, walking stick, shoe shine (still like that one), shaving brush, vending machine, chimney damper or water fountain/bubbler related.

In the photo there IS: Metal and porcelain. The main part to the right is roughly 2 inches in diameter. Something does get pushed. It is related to water, but not directly. It does not flush. Devices of this type predate trackballs and joysticks (which it is not). This example has seen better days.

It is a commercial (non-residential) item that probably almost all of us have used.. While it can be found in the retail setting, its purpose is not retail. It does not clean bowling balls. It is not a beer tap. However, you might have need of one after either bowling or exercising a beer tap.

I'll be up for a bit.
 

ektar

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Jun 8, 2017
Messages
1,322
Location
Western NC
Real Name
Don
Hand dryer?
Dingdingding!

A similar view of a newer model:
NewerOne.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


The newer model:

WorldDryer2A.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Over to you, @banj911!

An observation from my misspent youth: Back when the use instructions were words instead of pictograms, 8/10 of these had loose verbal vandalizations. "Push button" became "Push butt," "Rub hands under warm air" became "Rub hands under arm," and it always seemed that someone added as the final instruction: "Wipe hands on pants." These alterations were so common, some washroom sociologists (the forebears of today's political conspiracy theorists) opined that the alterations were actually done at the factory by workers with pocketknives. This rumor was never fully investigated.
 
Last edited:

Brodhall

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Nov 18, 2020
Messages
614
Real Name
Sue
Dingdingding!

A similar view of a newer model:
View attachment 883442

The newer model:

View attachment 883443

Over to you, @banj911!

An observation from my misspent youth: Back when the use instructions were words instead of pictograms, 8/10 of these had loose verbal vandalizations. "Push button" became "Push butt," "Rub hands under warm air" became "Rub hands under arm," and it always seemed that someone added as the final instruction: "Wipe hands on pants." These alterations were so common, some washroom sociologists (the forebears of today's political conspiracy theorists) opined that the alterations were actually done at the factory by workers with pocketknives. This rumor was never fully investigated.
Do you have a photo of the full object your entry cam from. I can't figure out which part is porcelain/ceramic
 

banj911

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Messages
795
Location
NSW Australia
Real Name
Bennet Duhig
Dingdingding!

A similar view of a newer model:
View attachment 883442

The newer model:

View attachment 883443

Over to you, @banj911!

An observation from my misspent youth: Back when the use instructions were words instead of pictograms, 8/10 of these had loose verbal vandalizations. "Push button" became "Push butt," "Rub hands under warm air" became "Rub hands under arm," and it always seemed that someone added as the final instruction: "Wipe hands on pants." These alterations were so common, some washroom sociologists (the forebears of today's political conspiracy theorists) opined that the alterations were actually done at the factory by workers with pocketknives. This rumor was never fully investigated.
Thanks, the clues definitely helped. I don’t have anything to post right now, my son had a car accident last night (everyone is ok) but I have stuff to sort out so someone feel free to put up a new image. Cheers
 

chipshot713

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
May 24, 2012
Messages
2,215
Location
Pearland, Texas
Real Name
Kelly
ok I'll post a fairly easy one to keep things going !
EM580136-1.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

chipshot713

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
May 24, 2012
Messages
2,215
Location
Pearland, Texas
Real Name
Kelly
@relic after further investigation I thing you are right. You win !!! Told y'll this would be easy .
EM580131-1.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
EM580134-1.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
EM580139-1.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 

relic

Mu-43 All-Pro
Joined
Oct 21, 2010
Messages
1,844
Location
North Carolina, USA
Thanks . I was totally unprepared to win. To me the giveaway was the hinge extension that protrudes to the left that you push to open the spring-loaded cover. I guess words have consequences :). I'll try to find something to post by tomorrow.
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom