Still too much time
Let's try this again: A hint about the phonograph record is that I had it in my pocket and said well I'll try this Always prepared ex-electrician image.
Then someone already correctly guessed the In all finer restaurants pepper mill but come on folks! Surely this familiar item couldn't make you stumble. Just look around! just stands there looking around . You'll give up an "Aw, shucks" when it's identified I'm sure.
I think I might have got the combination right for posting finally.