Mystery Monday – Black, with Zipper

I have this object. Can you identify it?

It's big. It's black. It says 'Motorola'.
It’s big. It’s black. It says ‘Motorola’.

Written on the front is the word Motorola. What things do we see that say that these days?

It zips all the way around, and has a handle on the top. Triceratops for scale.
It zips all the way around, and has a handle on the top. Triceratops for scale.

If the Triceratops for scale is a little unsatisfactory, maybe this scale bar (in centimeters) will help.

Now with Triceratops and a scale bar.
Now with Triceratops and a scale bar.

It’s pretty heavy. I could probably bludgeon someone to death with it.

This was in one of our closets, next to an old record player. What do you think might be inside? Maybe you once had one?

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

One thought on “Mystery Monday – Black, with Zipper

  1. Tape recorder? I mostly just know Motorola for their radios (back in park ranger days).

    Just lugged a few boxes out of storage (to slowly empty that $$ pit), & 1 had tons o cassette tapes. =) Recycled the paper therein, & CHUCKED the rest.

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