Objects from The Lost Room

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The Objects from The Lost Room are supernatural artifacts from the Sci Fi Channel mini-series The Lost Room. The set consists of roughly one hundred everyday items one would expect to find in an occupied motel room in the 1960s. They are indestructible under most circumstances and possess various supernatural powers.

Description[edit]

In the series, the Objects were created when the Event wiped Room 10 of the Sunshine Motel from history. Room 10 was displaced in space and time, as were the Objects, and each object was given supernatural powers.

So long as the Objects are outside the Room, each is indestructible and possesses a supernatural power of some sort. These powers, though unique to each item, are not necessarily useful; for example, the Comb stops time for ten seconds, whereas the Wristwatch can hard-boil an egg placed within the band. Most Objects tend to be activated as one would regularly use them, such as the requirement that the Comb be run through the owner's hair to trigger its effect. Objects can also be combined to create different effects. The Wristwatch, for example, can be used in tandem with the Knife (whose abilities are undiscovered) to give the user a form of telepathy. There are higher-order combinations of three or more Objects that yield still newer powers, such as a group of six objects that cause the door to Room 9 of the Sunshine Motel to create a portal to the incident that occurred in Room 10 when opened with the Key.

When the Objects are within the Room, they return to their original state as harmless items and can be destroyed in that state. Any Object destroyed while in the Room, according to the Occupant, is replaced by another similar object, in accordance with the law of conservation of matter, which he calls Conservation of Objects.

The Objects are categorized into somewhat haphazard classifications. Objects which demonstrate no known effect (e.g. the Toothbrush, Bible, Cigarettes) are classified as dormant, while Objects whose potential can be lethal (e.g. the Pen and the Glass Eye) are treated as weapons.

Several characters in the series also believe that, within the set, there is an Object central to the others (besides the Motel Key, which is considered the most powerful) referred to as the "Prime Object." The descriptions of it vary, but it is commonly said to have power over the others. Throughout the miniseries, several Objects are suspected of being the Prime Object, but according to the Occupant, there is no real Prime Object. The Occupant, the one sentient Object, is able to sense and repel the other Objects, describing the act of sensing the other Objects as a kind of noise or pain. The Occupant can also retrieve items lost during a "reset" of the Room, but does not hold the kind of power that the Prime Object is purported to have.

Objects from the miniseries[edit]

Name Description, Power Seen in Series (confirmation as an object) Last Known Owner, Location
Ashtray Standard clear square glass ashtray w/ beveled corners. It is one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." power unknown. Used in the Conroy Experiment. Appears in the photo in The Sood's inventory. Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Bar of Soap "Sunshine Motel" brand, power unknown. Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Bar of Soap Wrapper "Sunshine Motel" brand, power unknown. The Collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Bed Heywood Wakefield M-510 Full Size Bed. power unknown. Room 10 Still in Room 10
Bedsheets Unknown. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Bible Vintage Collins brand clear type, power unknown. Karl Kreutzfeld's vault Karl Kreutzfeld's vault
Binoculars Vintage folding Compak binoculars (produced in occupied Japan 1945–1952), color black. power unknown. The Collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Bus Ticket Yucca Transit Lines Ticket # 11560. When the Bus Ticket is touched to a person's skin, that person is transported to U.S. Route 66 outside Gallup, New Mexico the town where the Sunshine Motel is found. The town is referred to as the "center of the universe," presumably the nexus for the objects since it is their origin point. Those transported fall from the sky and land face first at just enough speed for the impact to be disorienting but not harmful. The Bus Ticket's origin is Willowbrook, Arizona, where Eddie McCleister presumably lived with his wife before the Event. A portion of the Bus Ticket was duct taped to keep it from affecting the user. Wally Jabrowski, On the Legion's List Wally Jabrowski
Camera Polaroid type 100 camera in a large hard leather case (see below), power unknown. Behind The Order's Object Shrine on the end table Unknown
Camera Case Polaroid Model #382 leather camera case containing The Camera, power unknown. Seen under The Suitcase in Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Chair × 2 Unknown. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Chest of Drawers Unknown. power unknown. Still in the room Unknown
Chewing Gum Unknown. power unknown. On the Legion's List Unknown
Cigarette Butt Standard orangeish-tan cigarette butt burned to within 1/4 inch of the filter. power unknown. Seen in The Ashtray during the Ruber Hallucination Unknown
Clock Phinney-Walker brand folding alarm clock, color brown. Sublimates brass almost instantly from solid to gaseous form and vice-versa when wound. The hands are frozen at 1:20:44 (the exact time of The Event) regardless of winding. One of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." The official website of the miniseries states that the Clock sublimates manganese, a common element in many brass alloys. Karl Kreutzfeld's vault, Photo in The Sood's Inventory, On the Legion's List, Used in the Conroy Experiment Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Coat When Joe wears it the coat stops two shotgun shells from killing him, presumably due to all Objects being indestructible when outside the Room. Other powers, if any, unknown. Closet of the Room, Joe wears it for awhile Karl Kreutzfeld
Coat Hanger(s) Standard executive post style coat hanger with no markings. Approx 6 hangers. powers unknown. Closet of The Room. On the Legion's List Closet of The Room
Comb Aristocrat Professional Ruler Hair Styling Comb. Stops time for the user when the comb is run through the user's hair, but only for 10 subjective seconds (according to the official website, the comb cannot be used by somebody who is bald). While time is stopped, the holder can move and carry objects that are unsecured, but cannot move anything that is held in place. Multiple rapid uses of the Comb can cause nausea due to motion sickness. When combined with the Key and the Watchbox, the user can step into an alternate dimension inside Room 9. Harold Stritzke. Appears in the Photo in The Sood's Inventory, and on the Legion's list. Jennifer Bloom
Cufflink Krementz brand. Lowers blood pressure of wearer, but might possibly be a placebo effect. Karl Kreutzfeld's sleeve Karl Kreutzfeld's table
Cufflink (second) Krementz brand. power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Deck of Cards Arrco brand playing cards in Redi-Slip box. Induces startling visions relating to the Sunshine Motel in people who see the faces of the playing cards, which can be used to temporarily incapacitate victims. Its psychological aftereffects are devastating. When used on Dr. Ruber, he sees the death of Joe's partner as well as the fire he started while acquiring the glasses, in addition to the Motel sign. This is a sealed deck of cards with the Joker card set on the outside. The Order's collection, Photo in The Sood's Inventory Joe Miller
Deodorant Unknown. power unknown. On the Legion's List Unknown
Desk Unknown. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Desk Chair Vintage Burgundy colored upholstered Bentwood Thonet chair. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Dime 1961 U.S. Dime, power unknown. Seen on The End Table with The Quarter, Half Dollar & Dime in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. Unknown
Dress Shirt Vintage white dress shirt with French cuffs (possibly Brooks Bros.) power unknown Occupant is wearing in the Polaroid Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Drinking Glasses (X4) Four (4) Pasabahce 7oz Juice glasses w/ vertical lines. powers unknown. Seen on the dresser w/ The Radio & The Ice Bucket in Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Drinking Glass Caps (X4) Four (4) unmarked white sanitary semi-gloss paper caps 67mm in size. powers unknown. Seen on the dresser w/ The Radio & The Ice Bucket in Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Fingerprint Although not technically an object outside of the room, the fingerprint remains constant when the room is reset. It is used to identify the Janitor, the husband of Ms. Conroy. Unknown Unknown
Flashlight Vintage Stellar (or Winchester - both look EXACTLY the same) 14" chrome flashlight, power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Flask Sheffield brand rose flask with hunting scene. When opened, allows the holder to suffocate a targeted victim. Kreutzfeld uses to subdue the scissors holder, Photo in The Sood's Inventory Karl Kreutzfeld
Foot Powder Dr. Scholl's Bromidrosis brand 1970 vintage, 2oz. power unknown. The Collector's Vault, Photo in The Sood's Inventory Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Glasses Bausch and Lomb Brand Men's Tortoise Eyeglasses 1950s vintage frames - VERY RARE. When worn, inhibit some types of combustion within a 20-foot radius, ranging from fire open flames to internal combustion engines and firearm gun discharges. They do not appear to affect cellular respiration. They do not appear to affect the wearer's eyesight. Mechanic's garage, Seen on The Dresser in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. The Order
Glass Eye Blue glass eye with light red veins, approximately 28-31mm. Can restore (heal) or destroy all flesh. Must be inside the eyesocket of the wearer to function. Purported to be the most powerful of the weaponized Objects. The Collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Half Dollar 1961 U.S. Half Dollar, power unknown. Seen on The End Table with The Quarter, Half Dollar & Dime in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. Unknown
Harmonica Vintage Hohner Chrometta 8 with red trim, power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Ice Bucket Kraftware Model #68568 Brushed Chrome 3 Qt. Ice Bucket with Bale Handle & Metal Cover, power unknown. Seen on The Dresser in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. Unknown
Iron Vintage 1960s Universal brand travel iron, power unknown. The Collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld (retrieved from vault)
Joe Joe Miller, after having shot The Occupant, power unknown. (Although he manages to find his daughter, it is not clear what the power is or if it was a power responsible for the act or if just by being an object he was able to.) Earth Joe Miller
Key Niessen 612a key with attached key fob stamped with Sunshine Motel logo and "Room 10," color brown. Opens any hinged door with a pin tumbler lock and turns it into a portal to the Lost Room. From the room, the user can exit to any location of their choosing provided that location has a door of similar construction. The door doesn't need to be of the same proportions as the door in the Room, as much smaller doors are used at two different points. The user must also have a clear picture of the door they wish to go to or else the room will pick a door at random. It's one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." Kreutzfeld's pawn shop Room 10 (Left Open at Room 8)
Kleenex Kleenex brand disposable tissues, power unknown. On the Legion's List Unknown
Knife Vintage Camper brand pocket knife. When combined with the Wristwatch it grants telepathy. power unknown. Photo in The Sood's Inventory Karl Kreutzfeld
Lamp, Bedside (x 2) Unknown. power unknown. Seen in Polaroid picture Two are still on the nightstands
Lamp, Desk Unknown. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Lamp, Floor Unknown. power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Letter Opener Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lighter Vintage Auer Champion type 1950s chrome cigarette lighter (Lighter confirmed by Christopher Leone), power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Luggage Stand Standard chrome luggage stand with 4 black straps made by EX-CELL, power unknown Seen in Polaroid picture Unknown
Matchbook "Sunshine Motel" brand, power unknown. The Order's Object Shrine, On the Legion's List The Order
Magazine Life Magazine July 7, 1961 edition, power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination, Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Magnifying Glass vintage Bausch and Lomb brand rectangular reading glass, ivory color, power unknown. Martin Ruber's hallucination Unknown
Nail Clippers It is one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." power unknown. Used in the Conroy Experiment, Photo in The Sood's Inventory, On the Legion's List Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Nail File Induces a brief, but deep sleep when light reflects off its surface into the subject's eyes. Jennifer Bloom Jennifer Bloom
Newspaper May 4, 1961 Gallup Newspaper - The Newspaper will open up when a certain tone is played and close up when a different tone is played (it is unknown what tones are required).(confirmed by Paul Workman) On the Legion's List James Stanek
Nickel 1961 U.S. Nickel. power unknown. Can be seen on the bedside end table in the polaroid scene. Unknown
Notepad 1950-51 Santa Fe brand notepad, power unknown. Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Occupant Eddie McCleister. Being the only human and therefore sentient Object, the Occupant is able to consciously control the natural tendencies of Objects to seek other Objects, allowing him to repel them. The Occupant is also able to remain conscious during a "reset" of the room, during which time he can access the alternate dimension in which non-Objects are stored. Being an Object, the Occupant is indestructible and apparently immune to the effects of time while outside the room. Now dead since he was killed by Joe Miller who has apparently inherited his "powers" and became an Object; power(s) unknown. In the Polaroid Himself
Ointment Powder Vintage Campho-Phenique borated powder tin 1/3 oz, power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Pack of Cigarettes A pack of "Bullseye Brand" cigarettes with an unknown individual effect, this is one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." power unknown. Conroy experiment, Photo in The Sood's Inventory, On the Legion's List Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Pants Unknown, power unknown In the polaroid, the Occupant is wearing them. Unknown
Paperclip Standard U.S. large paperclip, power unknown. Seen on The Weasel's Object Chart Unknown
Pen Sunshine Motel Pen. The ballpoint tip instantly microwaves any subject upon contact. This results in severe trauma and often death in living subjects. Additionally, the pen has been known to launch its victims away with the force of a cannon. This microwave burst can also be used to short circuit electronics. Howard "The Weasel" Montague kills the pawn shop employees The Legion
Pencil Golden yellow full-length number 2 pencil with plain silver ferrule and pink eraser. The eraser is slightly used giving it a symmetrical rounded appearance, and the tip is short and hand sharpened with a knife. The only print on the pencil is the abbreviation “No. 2 - USA” in plain black text ending near to the ferrule and running parallel to the length. Creates a 1961 US penny when the eraser tip is tapped against a solid surface. Wally Jabrowski's description, can be seen on the beside table in the polaroid, Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Pennies (3 total) 3 - 1961 U.S. Pennies (confirmed by Christopher Leone). power unknown. Seen on The End Table with The Quarter, Half Dollar & Dime in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. Unknown
Polaroid An undeveloped Polaroid photo that, when viewed in the proper location and orientation, allows the user to see the Lost Room as it was before the incident. The user must be at the site of the missing room of the Sunshine Motel to view the past in three dimensions. It has the label "Gallup" on it, although this may be a label that was applied later and not part of the Object itself. Ruber also saw a vision after staring at the Polaroid for a prolonged period, but this may have been an hallucination induced by his heat exhaustion. Harold Stritzke's aunt Dr. Martin Ruber
Postcard "Sunshine Motel Postcard," power unknown. Photo in The Sood's Inventory The Order
Quarter U.S. Quarter 1961. When swallowed, temporarily brings the holder's desired memories of a person to life and gives them solid form, lasting a few days. The user can shut it off at will and the effect presumably ends automatically when the coin is passed by bowel movement. People created from the memories seem to display little or no independent personality, and at best act as the bearer remembers they would have acted. Although the remembered/created people appear fully clothed, the quarter is not shown creating inanimate objects alone, without someone wearing them. Seen on The End Table with The Quarter, Half Dollar & Dime in the Polaroid scene at The Sunshine Motel with Joe, Ruber and Jennifer Bloom. Karl Kreutzfeld
Rabbit's Foot Rabbit's foot keychain fob, color white/natural. power unknown. In the collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld
Radio Vintage Grundig 88U. Supposedly makes the user three inches taller if tuned to the right station. Jennifer Bloom's residence Jennifer Bloom (and the Legion)
Razor Standard Straight Razor 1950s vintage with ivory handle. Shatters any form of glass on contact from a high-pitched sonic frequency emitted by The Razor itself (seen when Ruber calls The Order and he drops the phone due to a sonic pulse heard in the receiver). The Order's Object Shrine, Photo in The Sood's Inventory The Order
Scissors Vintage Solingen brand desk scissors. Rotates targeted items in three dimensional space. The axis of the rotation can be either inside or outside the target. Human sized objects appear to be easily affected. Affecting larger objects appears to require more effort. Zoraida Figueroa, Washington, D.C. Karl Kreutzfeld
Shaving Brush Vintage Shaving Brush, power unknown Collector's Vault Karl Kreutzfeld
Shoe, Left Pronto Uomo split-toe Oxford in "Firenze" style - black color - size 1012 - Model # "4337-02 1012 M", Disassembles things down to their component parts (as suggested by writers Christopher Leone & Laura Harkcom in a UGO Interview). Collectors Vault. Karl Kreutzfeld
Shoe, Right Pronto Uomo split-toe Oxford in "Firenze" style - black color - size 1012 - Model # "4337-02 1012 M", power unknown. In the polaroid, the Occupant is wearing it. Appears on the Legion's List. Unknown
Shoe Brush Vintage DeLuxe brand shoe brush w/ black bristles, power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Shoe Polish Shinola "Dress Parade" brand, color brown, power unknown. Photo In The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Shoehorn Vintage Barrie Ltd Shoehorn. power unknown. On the Order's Object Shrine The Order
Shoelace, Left Unknown. power unknown. Collectors Vault. Karl Kreutzfeld
Shoelace, Right Unknown. power unknown. In the polaroid, the Occupant is wearing it. Unknown
Shot Glass Federal "Raindrops" shotglass, power unknown. On the Order's Object Shrine The Order
Slide Rule Vintage 6" white Slide Rule with clear slider - power unknown Seen on The Order's Object Shrine The Order
Sock, Left Unknown. power unknown. In the polaroid, the Occupant is wearing it. Appears on the Legion's List. Unknown
Sock, Right Unknown. power unknown. In the polaroid Unknown
Suitcase Vintage Koch Fiberglass suitcase - tan (caramel) in color. power unknown Seen in Polaroid picture The Order
Television Set 1951 Motorola 17T13 Model. power unknown. Unknown Room 10
Tie Unknown. power unknown. Seen in Polaroid picture Unknown
Timetable Summer 1961 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company label. power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Toothbrush Modified Preserve Toothbrush - Ivory color. It is one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." power unknown. Used in the Conroy Experiment, Photo in The Sood's Inventory. power unknown. Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Tooth Powder Vintage Fasteeth Tooth Powder Tin 3/4oz size. power unknown. unknown unknown
Transistor Radio Vintage Diplomat 6 transistor radio w/earphone, power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Tray Acrylic tray made by Creative Bath Products Inc. Part # TT-2. power unknown. Seen in briefly Martin Ruber's hallucination & The Polaroid scene Unknown
Typewriter Vintage Olympia SM-9 manual typewriter with hard case.power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Umbrella Yellow vintage umbrella. Causes others to perceive the user as someone familiar. Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown; last known to be in Seattle.
Unwrapped Soap Bar power unknown.(unwrapped - confirmed by Christopher Leone) Unknown Unknown
Wallet Vintage brown tooled leather wallet with two desert plants and two trees on one side and a Longhorn steer facing left on the other (based on a design by Al Stohlman), power unknown. Photo in The Sood's Inventory Unknown
Wall Painting Vintage landscape painting of the "Le Conte Oak" at The University of California in Berkeley.power unknown. Seen on the wall above The Bed in the Polaroid scene and the Ruber hallucination. Unknown
Watchbox Black Velvet watchbox with centered gold trim. Dampens entropy for 10 meters. In layman's terms, it prevents things from decaying. When used in combination with the Key and the Comb, it allows the user to temporarily enter an alternate dimension of Room 9. Additionally, it is one of the seven Objects used in the "Conroy experiment" to open a "tear in reality." Used in the Conroy Experiment, On the Order's Object Shrine Room 10 (after Kreutzfeld's Experiment)
Wastebasket Unknown.power unknown. Unknown Unknown
Wedding Photo A glossy 5" × 7" of a young man and woman in wedding attire. The young man is Eddie McCleister and the woman is Mabel Smith. The back of the photo bears the legend "Summer 1959" in Mabel Smith's handwriting. power unknown. Hidden in Mabel Smith's copy of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1961, New York World-Telegram Joe Miller
Wedding Ring Standard Gold wedding ring without any markings or embellishment. power unknown. (Confirmed by Christopher Leone) Seen in The Wedding Photo on Eddie's left hand. Unknown
Wristwatch Vintage 1950's Bulova brand 17-jewel wristwatch with sunburst dial and sub-second feature. Case has "bent" flared lugs - VERY RARE. Hard boils an egg placed within the band. The hands are frozen at 1:20 (the time of the Event). When combined with the Knife, it grants telepathy. Kreutzfeld makes a hard boiled egg with it. Karl Kreutzfeld

Objects from the Website and Game[edit]

Aside from the Objects in the show, there are a few other Objects mentioned in an online game/contest sponsored by the Sci Fi Channel and found on their website for the show. While they have no known effect and were not introduced in the show, they are listed here for completeness.

Name Power/Description Last Known Owner/Location
Flashlight "Possibly" a Vintage Stellar 14" Chrome flashlight Unknown
Letter Opener Unknown Unknown
Tweezers Unknown Unknown

Items in Room 10[edit]

There are several items that are present in Room 10 every time it is shown, but are not used as or shown to be Objects. However, ALL items in Room 10 are Objects nonetheless (confirmed by Christopher Leone and Paul Workman).

  • Bed with bedsheets
  • Ceiling Lamp
  • Coat Hangers
  • Curtains
  • Dresser
  • Pillows with pillowcases
  • Shower Curtain
  • Telephone (American Electric brand Model 90 rotary wall phone)
  • Television Set (mounted to wall)

Also some items may be considered as part of the room itself, being bolted or glued in:

  • Toilet seat
  • Sink
  • Carpet
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Air Conditioner/Heater

Some things are highly speculated not to be Objects at all, like:

  • Water (from the sink)
  • Dust or air in the room
  • The Fingerprint

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