What is this thing I found?

  Graham. 17:37 04 Aug 2007
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It has a strong magnetic field. Is it worth owt?

  €dstowe 17:42 04 Aug 2007

What is the covering on the "thing"?

It looks like a magnetic stirrer bar which would be placed in a container of liquid and rotated by the application of a rotating magnetic field either from a motor or an set of electronically controlled coils. If it is, the covering will be PTFE or glass.

Very common in laboratories.

Value? a few pence to a pound.

  Graham. 17:45 04 Aug 2007

It is a hard metallic coating, or it is metal itself.

  Graham. 17:47 04 Aug 2007

You can see in the close-up, there are wear marks on opposite faces.

  X™ 17:48 04 Aug 2007

It's an Oid™
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You need two, and when they hit eachother, they make a noise.

  BigAl127 17:52 04 Aug 2007
  Graham. 17:54 04 Aug 2007

Thanks, that's satisfied my curiousity. I shall let the cats play with it.

  Graham. 17:55 04 Aug 2007

Thanks, Chinese, eh?

  snowy30 17:59 04 Aug 2007

A mini capsule with an alien inside transported down to earth by lightning and planted in the ground ready to grow three tripod legs and take over the world, and destroy Tom Cruise in the process. :o)

  Graham. 18:01 04 Aug 2007

My first thought.

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