What I believe (if I remember correctly) is a phone system wiring panel, circa the 1970’s. Each horizontal pair connected another phone line to the world.
Checked out the International Auto Show in Providence, RI this weekend. If it’s any indication of the direction that the American automotive industry is going, it will be another sour year. Hybrid vehicles that clock in at 20mpg and the return of the gas guzzling muscle car were the highlights. Granted, some of them looked great, but there was nothing much to right home about. I stuck mostly to checking out the classic cars, at least there was some originality there.