I'm not sure what this is but have some idea what it will become. I left this out of my recent Garage Saling blog post because I wanted to discuss it here as a potential miniatures wargaming set piece. It cost me a quarter (of a dollar!) and when I saw it I assumed it was a point-of-purchase display for something but I didn't bother to ask, lest the price become harder to negotiate. It was the end of the last day of a local garage sale and I off-handedly said that I would give them a quarter for it. They said that would be fine, so I paid and left with it right away. When I first saw it, I also pictured it as some sort of technological tower for a miniatures wargaming tabletop. It looked to me like it could be fashioned as a reactor of some kind. Here's a front view . . .
Here's a top view . . .
And a view from the bottom . . .
It spins, though that aspect might be restricted. Anyway, I liked it then and like it now even more as I consider the possibilities.