An uncommon object. What is it?

Challenge #14 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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Have you ever been invited to a party where you brought something uncommon that guests examine and guess what it is? Show that kind of object, the whole object, not a closeup macro. Plan your photo as if you were creating a still life. Lighting and composition are important. This challenge is not a snapshot guessing game. It's about a well executed photograph.
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Galena Radio Receiver
by dakour
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German HELIOGEN 1935 galena short wave receiver. Antenna with 20 spirals
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Submitted: Friday, 3rd February, 2012 08:02 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 30th January, 2009
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 720
Notes: Cropped
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