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  1. xenobiologist RPF Premium Member Leigh's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2012, 11:45 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #51

    telchar said: View Post
    OK, this is going to drive me
    batty - I distinctly remember handling
    either this piece or something
    very much like it, but do you
    think I can remember what it is?

    Nooooo.

    However, as I recollect whatever
    it was, it was solid and made
    of some kind of plastic such
    as nylon. But don't hold
    me to that.
    I'm still sure I've seen this part. I had a look again the other night at all sorts of things trying to jog my memory but still no joy. I've got a feeling this part could be a leg for something or its part of something adjustable.
    The round barbed bit on the end looks as though it fits into something (maybe a foot of some kind), the grooves down the length of it would suggest the whole thing slots into something & the ribs could just be there to make it click into a set position in what ever its slotted into...if that makes any sense
    Its bugging the hell out of me aswell
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    Dec 13, 2012, 1:05 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #52

    Well, it symmetrical along its length, I
    think it may have had an identical barbed
    tip at the other end, which broke off,
    the folks at ILM said "hey, it's too cool
    looking to toss, put it in the parts bin."

    The more I look, the more I think
    vacuum power head, though I have
    been known to make mistakes...

    From time - to -time. Oh Dear oh dear.

    Here is a (poor) shot of the other end:



    (Hope I am not hijacking this thread...
    not my intention...)
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    Dec 13, 2012, 10:20 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #53

    Vacuum roller, carpet shampoo roller, so much scope, im fudged on anything automotive, as i once pondered it may have been ripped from the Volvo used for the HIC........but it just doesnt look like an auto part.

    lee
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    Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #54

    Who built the original, are they still alive and Face bookable?
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    Dec 13, 2012, 11:42 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #55

    From memory in Chronicles, Ease, Bill George, maybe Bailey....id say she was a collaborative build much like the ISD Guy......but we could always ask Ease.....cant hurt?

    lee
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    Dec 13, 2012, 5:03 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #56

    Something about this part that intrigues me,
    the wire running around the groove (outlined
    in red here) was that added by ILM or
    was it on the original part?

    If it was original, it could have held
    something on, like a brush or...

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    Dec 13, 2012, 5:40 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #57

    Maybe the wire created or dissipated some sort of charge in the original use? Like an anti-static component in a roller for some sort of copy machine?

    It also kind of looks like the heat resistant plastic they put in aquarium heaters to hold the filaments in place. Could it be an aquarium heater core and that wire is the feed line? The filaments could wrap in the grooves.
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    Dec 13, 2012, 7:21 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #58

    Exxos said: View Post
    Maybe the wire created or dissipated some sort of charge in the original use? Like an anti-static component in a roller for some sort of copy machine?

    It also kind of looks like the heat resistant plastic they put in aquarium heaters to hold the filaments in place. Could it be an aquarium heater core and that wire is the feed line? The filaments could wrap in the grooves.
    I like the heater angle, but rather than an aquarium
    heater, what about a space heater of some kind?
    the top of this also has a series of what could be
    stand-offs of some kind....
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    Dec 13, 2012, 9:44 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #59

    telchar said: View Post
    I like the heater angle, but rather than an aquarium
    heater, what about a space heater of some kind?
    the top of this also has a series of what could be
    stand-offs of some kind....
    A furnace or in-duct air heater are options in that vein too.
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    Dec 14, 2012, 2:41 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #60

    I keep seeing "copy machine" for that part too. But I don't know if they had copy machines back then that were quite like what we have now. Carbon copying machines were more common back then. My 2 cents...
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    Dec 14, 2012, 7:58 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #61

    My focus has changed somewhat....

    Insulator, I'm thinking insulator.

    These are bigger, probably ceramic
    and about 10 -30 pounds each
    but this is the idea.

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    Dec 15, 2012, 2:35 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #62

    Not sure, it does look like that "pip" on the front is a roller axle, like it snaps into something?
    The rear may well have been cut off, or have broken. It also dont look like anything passes through the unit, like fluids etc, i still get a roller of sorts, but I'm running out of google related terms to punch in .

    lee
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    Dec 15, 2012, 2:53 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #63

    I'd personally put anything from the motor trade out of my head, other than maybe a tool of some kind.
    I've been in the trade for 18 years & I cant think of a use for a part this shape on a car, oil coolers usually have bigger fins (larger surface area) & would have a threaded union either end.

    That barbed part on the end looks as though it fits into something. the bit that's getting my attention is that it has a ball shape at the tip as though its been designed to allow a slight pivot to something that may fit on there.

    I'm currently thinking along the lines of part of a camera tripod leg can anyone else picture this??
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    Dec 15, 2012, 2:57 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #64

    Leigh thats why im no longer looking into auto parts, over 20 years in the trade, nothing grabs me bud, im with you there.
    Not seeing tripod either though , its a pig of a part, that i have looked in on over many years, i always come back to a roller feed of some kind, I've even looked inside many vending machines over the years too lol.

    lee
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    Dec 15, 2012, 4:03 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #65

    ralphee said: View Post
    Leigh thats why im no longer looking into auto parts, over 20 years in the trade, nothing grabs me bud, im with you there.
    Not seeing tripod either though , its a pig of a part, that i have looked in on over many years, i always come back to a roller feed of some kind, I've even looked inside many vending machines over the years too lol.

    lee
    I've got a feeling your on the right track with the vacuum roller brush idea or as you say a roller feed of some kind. I'm sure I've handled one of these but I just cant think when or where....so frustrating!!
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    Dec 15, 2012, 10:21 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #66

    Could the "wires" actually be flash or molding lines ?
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    Dec 15, 2012, 11:18 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #67

    MonsieurTox said: View Post
    Could the "wires" actually be flash or molding lines ?
    They look scruffy......its not a bad theory Julien, ive got this down as a plastic or nylon part anyhow, anything more, IMO is just too heavy to be all the way down that vane?

    lee
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    Dec 15, 2012, 12:10 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #68

    Yeah that's just a theory but it really does look plastic, and the only way to mold such a shape from a metal mold, would be with a 4-parts (at the minimum) mold and the seam lines would be exactly where the "wires" are. Now Ive been proven to be wrong in the past but Im pretty sure I have already seen such a part but way smaller and it was black plastic.
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    Dec 15, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #69

    I can't see this being a feed roller
    (as in a photo copier) as putting it
    in contact with paper would churn
    the paper up something fierce,
    particularly with those square
    standoff like objects along the top
    which appear to be cast onto
    the unit, it could go inside something
    like an image drum, perhaps with
    heating coils wrapped around it...
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    Dec 15, 2012, 12:46 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #70

    Leigh said: View Post
    That barbed part on the end looks as though it fits into something. the bit that's getting my attention is that it has a ball shape at the tip as though its been designed to allow a slight pivot to something that may fit on there.

    I'm currently thinking along the lines of part of a camera tripod leg can anyone else picture this??
    Maybe we should be thinking more along that
    line, it is from a movie studio, after all.

    What do they have in a movie studio a found
    item like this could have come out of?

    Camera
    Projector (Slide & movie)
    Tripod
    Camera Dolly
    Stedicam
    lights and stands.
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    Dec 15, 2012, 1:17 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #71

    Im pretty sure Ease or Paul Houston still remember what was used.
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    Dec 15, 2012, 2:55 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #72

    MonsieurTox said: View Post
    Im pretty sure Ease or Paul Houston still remember what was used.
    Like my mother used to say:

    "It never hurts to ask."

    Anyone here either know them
    or someone that does??
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    Dec 15, 2012, 4:36 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #73

    I can ask if Julien hasnt already....let me know bro so we dont send the same messages lol.

    lee
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    Dec 15, 2012, 5:34 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #74

    I'm betting there will be a moment
    when we find out what it is.
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    Dec 15, 2012, 6:53 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help #75

    telchar said: View Post
    I'm betting there will be a moment
    when we find out what it is.
    Man, i hope so, i love those moments of clarity buddy .

    lee

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