So, now that we have a good baseline for what the things is, can we get a little more detailed about ...the details?
The thing I've been trying to figure out, from examining the above screencaps, is how many there might have been, and whether they were all real casings, or were some maybe fiberglass castings of a real case?
We know there were at least two that shared the screen at the same time in sickbay. And they seem to have gone on in their basic configurations through Voyager. This would be the one with the vials, and the other with the horizontal tube. One got auctioned off. Anyone know the whereabouts of the other? Also, do we think they are the same as from TNG, or perhaps new ones made to look like them?
That auction photo, with the paint chip...the paint looked very thick to me. But some of you guys would know better than me if that is normal. And does it suggest to you if the auction description, regarding construction, is accurate or not?
Then there was the one in the shuttlepod. And I found two used on a set's walls. One of them could have been the shuttlepod's, but I doubt it. The ones on the walls are the most original in form, with no lights or pinstriping, etc. Although one has an additional element that I can't clearly make out from the images.
So that's 5, not counting repaints, which increases the version number to perhaps 7 or more. Now that we know they are used as set elements, maybe we should be on the lookout for more.
By the way, who would have been mostly likely to have created/worked on these props? Was it a prop house, or the art department?
After we have a dimensionally perfect computer model of the piece, I think we should use it to size the tables and adjacent props that we see it associated with. I've always really liked the big sickbay table from TNG. That would be a cool item to figure out.