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Smoke Test
By Andy Taylor

Hi, I know this is way off the subject of player pianos, but I just
had to share this.  This has to be one of the funniest situations
I have ever witnessed.

I was sitting at my bench in my electronics shop when a young kid
brought in a nice looking Cobra 25 GTL CB Radio (a 12-volt mobile radio
transceiver).  He said, "It smoked and quit."

"Okay, lets take a look."  He handed me the radio.  I noticed that an
old 110-volt plug was spliced to the 12-volt hookup wires.  Oh, oh...!

I asked, "You didn't plug that radio into the wall socket, did you?"

"Yes, and it _really_ lit up for a second !"

I said, "I bet it did!"  It was all I could do to keep my composure. ;-)


Andy Taylor

(Message sent Sat 24 Jul 1999, 19:48:09 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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