Dec 12, 2012, 11:45 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Dec 13, 2012, 1:05 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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...)
Dec 13, 2012, 10:20 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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.
Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Who built the original, are they still alive and Face bookable?
Dec 13, 2012, 11:42 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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?
Dec 13, 2012, 5:03 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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...
Dec 13, 2012, 5:40 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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.
Dec 13, 2012, 7:21 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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....
Dec 13, 2012, 9:44 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
A furnace or in-duct air heater are options in that vein too.
Dec 14, 2012, 2:41 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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...
Dec 14, 2012, 7:58 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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.
Dec 15, 2012, 2:35 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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 .
Dec 15, 2012, 2:53 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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??
Dec 15, 2012, 2:57 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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.
Dec 15, 2012, 4:03 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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!!
Dec 15, 2012, 10:21 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Could the "wires" actually be flash or molding lines ?
Dec 15, 2012, 11:18 AM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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?
Dec 15, 2012, 12:10 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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.
Dec 15, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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...
Dec 15, 2012, 12:46 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
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?
Projector (Slide & movie)
lights and stands.
Dec 15, 2012, 1:17 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Im pretty sure Ease or Paul Houston still remember what was used.
Dec 15, 2012, 2:55 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Like my mother used to say:
"It never hurts to ask."
Anyone here either know them
or someone that does??
Dec 15, 2012, 4:36 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
I can ask if Julien hasnt already....let me know bro so we dont send the same messages lol.
Dec 15, 2012, 5:34 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
I'm betting there will be a moment
when we find out what it is.
Dec 15, 2012, 6:53 PM - Re: Medical Frigate part ID help
Man, i hope so, i love those moments of clarity buddy .
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