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rjenkinson
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Dec 4, 2012, 02:55 PM
 
My brother found this small metal object in his house the other day and was wondering what it might be. Any thoughts?

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Dec 4, 2012, 04:10 PM
 
A gadget for unlocking interior doors?
     
Waragainstsleep
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Dec 4, 2012, 04:49 PM
 
It'll be a key for something which isn't all that important, but important enough that you don't want anyone unlocking it by accident. I worked in a cinema that had similarly low tech keys for sidelights when they didn't come on automatically.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 4, 2012, 05:00 PM
 
I was going to say suitcase key, back when you were allowed to lock suitcases.
     
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Dec 4, 2012, 05:47 PM
 
Looks like a Canadian penny.
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Dec 5, 2012, 11:12 AM
 
Bathroom door key.
     
subego
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Dec 5, 2012, 01:18 PM
 
Why is there a stabby bit in the hole?
     
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Dec 5, 2012, 01:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why is there a stabby bit in the hole?
Can you open a beer with it?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
subego
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Dec 5, 2012, 01:42 PM
 
Doesn't seem like a properly sized hole, or a rigid enough stabby.
     
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Dec 5, 2012, 04:55 PM
 
The other side is exactly the same?
     
rjenkinson  (op)
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Dec 7, 2012, 03:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Teronzhul View Post
A gadget for unlocking interior doors?
We have a winner! Turns out it was for an interior door.
     
subego
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Dec 7, 2012, 06:17 AM
 
So, was there some form of global paperclip shortage which necessitated these?
     
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Dec 7, 2012, 07:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I was going to say suitcase key, back when you were allowed to lock suitcases.
Why can't you lock suitcases. I always do, but I don't travel much.
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Dec 7, 2012, 08:05 PM
 
Unless your suitcase sports a TSA lock, it will be busted open and permanently damaged.

Have you travelled since 9/11 ?

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Dec 8, 2012, 07:39 AM
 
If you fly with a firearm, you can use giant padlocks if you like. Actually, you have to...

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Dec 8, 2012, 07:52 AM
 
Note to TSA: I expect you to steal my shit, so I'm okay with that, but could you put the stuff you don't steal back in properly?
     
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Dec 9, 2012, 06:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by pooka View Post
If you fly with a firearm, you can use giant padlocks if you like. Actually, you have to...
You also have to declare it when you check in at the gate, so that the TSA isn't surprised when they see it. They then take real good care of those suitcases, because they don't want to have to tell their boss that they lost track of it.

In fact, I've heard that photographers who have to check their camera gear will buy a starter pistol and put it in with their gear just to make sure the TSA doesn't mess with it.
     
   
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