What is this?  
I found this tiny, (what I can only describe as a
What is this?
I found this tiny, (what I can only describe as a "disk") in the street. It's hard (not flexible) clear plastic, and it has rough sides, it reminds me a bit of a tiny toy CD, but that doesn't seem right. Thanks!
Asked by: Mystery
Category: Objects

Asked on: 25th Mar. 2011
Ending on: 22nd Apr. 2011


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  3   :: Suggestion by An5w3r5 on 28th March 2011

Looks like mini record, are the grooves uniform and circular, or are they in a spiral and non-uniform? You might need a magnifying glass to check.

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  2   :: Comment by Mystery on 28th March 2011

It does actually look very much like a mini 12 inch record. But if that really is what it is, that kinda makes it more of a mystery - what the hell is it for and what's on it I wonder!!??

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  1   :: Comment by jamsgra [m] on 9th July 2014
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  3   :: Suggestion by Neutron7 on 29th March 2011

Before electronics became cheap, Many toys such as talking dolls and novelty items actually used little plastic records like that in them.

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  2   :: Comment by jamsgra [m] on 29th March 2011

Yeah, this is very likely. I seem to remember my sister had a doll with one of those many years ago...

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  1   :: Comment by Mystery on 29th March 2011

Thanks, I'm pretty sure that's what it is now after earlier suggestions, my father also suggested the same thing. Now I just need to find a way yo play it so that I can listen to it's contents!

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  2   :: Suggestion by samroux on 31st March 2011

It's a gamecube disk!

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  1   :: Comment by Mystery on 1st April 2011

Thanks, for the suggestions, but it's not a CD - it's only plastic. I think that it's something a lot more basic than that.

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  1   :: Suggestion by Jetbeard on 27th March 2011

The notches around the outside suggest that this could possibly be a rotary quadrature encoder wheel. I've been looking hard for an image of the type I'm thinking of, but to no avail. Was it always clear? Are there signs of paint having come off of it?

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  1   :: Comment by Mystery on 28th March 2011

No, it looks as though it was always like that, certainly no left over paint marks or anything like that...

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  1   :: Suggestion by p_abraham on 28th March 2011

Does it look like it may be part of a toy? Or is in engineered more like a mechanical component? What's the quality of manufacture?

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  1   :: Comment by Mystery on 29th March 2011

It doesn't so much look like part of a toy, but I am beginning to think (as per other suggestions) that that is exactly what it is...

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