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Big Bang Theory is full of interesting props. It's a pastime of mine to try to identify odd props in shows and movies. This one has me stymied. It is in the rarely seen set of Sheldon's bedroom. I've seen it on at least two different episodes. Can anyone help?

prop in Sheldon's bedroom

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Other than a first instinct that it looks like some kind of optical equipment, I've got no idea. Have you asked the same question on They seem like they might have a better community for this question specifically. – vastra360 Mar 4 '14 at 3:48
I will guess laser or some sort of optical device – TruthOf42 Mar 7 '14 at 0:40
Could it be different generations of .. let's say radio tubes? – Jørn Jensen Mar 7 '14 at 8:01

It's distinctly reminiscent of a turn of the century morse code tapper (AKA a telex), something like the one below;

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To reinforce… ,… , and other images on the image search page in google. Big +1 (Especially considering Sheldon is fluent in Morse Code). – JohnP Mar 11 '14 at 21:33
Looks pretty close, but not exact. I'd go as far as to say you're showing us an updated version of the prop though. – DustinDavis Mar 27 '14 at 1:23

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