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Mystery Object (Can anyone possibly tell me what this was used for?)

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by LittleMac, May 30, 2013.

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  1. LittleMac

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    Hello everyone,
    I work for the Goodwill in Missoula posting interesting items to our auction site. Usually it isn't so difficult identifying these items, but I need help with this one. "Cole - Hersee - Boston" is engraved on the metal flaps over the end of what appears to be a light socket? It has a wooden handle and the other end of the cord is a threaded plug I've never seen before. I'd appreciate any help I can get as the company didn't respond to our email requests for info. If clearer photos are needed I'd be more than happy to provide them. Thanks all!
     

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  2. Externet

    Externet

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    It is an automotive or marine worklight.
    Plugs into a bulb socket that may be under the hood or on a light fixture.
    Its own light bulb is missing, and has protective covers for its glass when stored in a tool box.
    The hook allows to hang it overhead or somewhere.
     
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