Can you identify this random apple artifact?

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  1. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

    Tannerozzy

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    So while cleaning out our main desk here where I work (baylor university's media center) I stumbled upon two things sporting an apple logo. Being the machead I am, I could not find it in myself to throw them away without knowing their history. So, anybody know the story behind this seemingly useless magnifying glass and case embossed with the :apple: we all know and love?
     

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  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like some amalgamation of a pair of scissors, one of those pre cut tape dispensers, and a cheese grater. Of course this is pulled of with Apple's great industrial design style.
    :D:cool:
     
  3. TheVidEditor macrumors regular

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    That was created before steve jobs wore glasses. :apple:
     
  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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  5. localoid macrumors 68020

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    No great mystery... Anyone that troubleshoots/repairs computers would find a handheld illuminated magnifying glass a very useful tool to have in their toolkit.
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Or it's an attachment for a Quicktake 100. :p
     
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  8. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    It attaches. Maybe even to a Quicktake 100, which would make sense, since it is a Quicktake 100 attachment. Plus, it has a cool :apple: logo.

    What else could be important?
    :D
     
  9. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I used to have a Quicktake 100, although never this attachment. But my understanding is that it works as a sort of primitive zoom for the lens, which normally has a fixed magnification. It just clips on to the front.
     
  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, they could put it right next to the officially branded "case removal tool" for the Mini. The guys at the local reseller showed me their official Apple Case Removal Tool. It was a putty knife with an Apple logo.
     
  11. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    http://missingbite.com/

    these guys have been selling anything they can make/procure with an apple logo on it for years...
     

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