This concerns the found item used as a control device on the right arm of Archer’s command chair.
I seem to remember, years ago, someone had identified this device as a remote control of some type. I can’t remember for what though, and I can’t find this discussion anywhere that I look. So, maybe someone here remembers that discussion, or can newly identify this item.
It’s a small remote of some kind. Takes two button cell batteries. One of the buttons looks to be labeled “Play”. The other, I’m not sure. It also seems to have speaker holes.
Best image I have of it is this one that someone took at the Christie’s auction.
By the way, look how dramatically the grey leather color shifts between the set shot and the auction shot. It’s the same material, but looks completely different.