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Sherlock Investigates: $25,000 Radio Fails Because of 2-Cent Plastic Part

It was a dark and cloudy day when this defective radio was returned to the 221B Baker Street Laboratory for analysis. I had offered my services to the Ministry of Defence before to help with some of the more singular failures.

Watson was unavailable to record these findings, so these writings are only from my sketchy notes. I hope they prove helpful to others faced with such an elusive and singular failure. This is a factual report; my monographs and case files contain fewer embellishments here than Dr. Watson’s.

When the defective radio arrived, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and the).

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