ANH Interrogator droid - part Identified

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by TS826, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. TS826

    TS826 New Member

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    After some research I discovered what one of the actual items
    as used on the ANH Interrogator droid.


    A couple pics of the actual prop...

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    Couple pics of the found item...

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    I haven't been able to find any mention of it.
    Is this old news?


    I believe that this as well as the piece on the backside of the droid
    were/are the only two pieces remaining to be identified.
     
  2. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool. What's it called?
     
  3. E Williams

    E Williams Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Rabbi Tuckman: I am Rabbi Tuckman, purveyor of sacramental wine and mohel extraordinaire.
    Robin Hood: What's a moyel?
    Rabbi Tuckman: A mohel is very important. He performs circumcisions.
    Robin Hood: What, pray tell, is a circumcision?
    Rabbi Tuckman: It's the latest craze. The ladies love it.
    Achoo: I'll take one.
    Little John: I'll take two.
    Robin Hood: I'm game, how's it done?
    Rabbi Tuckman: [pulls out a carrot and a miniature guillotine, and sticks the end of the carrot into the hole] I take my machine here, I take your little thing, I put it through this hole, and then,
    [releases the blade, cutting the end off the carrot]
    Rabbi Tuckman: I nip the tip.
    Little John: I changed my mind.
    Achoo: I forgot, I already got one.

    :p
     
  4. SurferGeek

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    <div class='quotetop'>(E Williams @ Jun 11 2006, 04:06 PM) [snapback]1260303[/snapback]</div>

    I thought the same thing but wasn't gonna post it. :lol
     
  5. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Ouch. Well aren't there several gynecological instruments on it that were identified as well? I guess it's only fair.
     
  6. Tosprops

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    Now we know what went on in that interrogation room.

    Droid: Do you know what this is?

    Solo: I think so. What would you like to know?
     
  7. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Aw man, a true torture device.
     
  8. PHArchivist

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    So if Leia didn't tell the truth, she'd get a circum--

    Ah forget it.


    :p
     
  9. damon5973

    damon5973 Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a bunyun scraper or callous scraper....my father is a foot doctor..I will ask him...
     
  10. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Yeah, what is that thing called???

    Dave :)
     
  11. bwingpilot

    bwingpilot Active Member

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    lol, I don't even want to know about the research you did on this thing.
     
  12. dadvader

    dadvader New Member

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    Didn't any of you guys see PORKY'S II


    It's used for haircuts...
     
  13. gpghosts

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    my dad is a pediatrician and he confirmed it that is is used for Circum oh forget it
     
  14. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    :lol

    I needed that laugh.... hectic day so far... :D
     
  15. TK1536

    TK1536 Sr Member

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    I just got one of those 'cross your legs and cringe' vibes.
     
  16. TS826

    TS826 New Member

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    Not a circumcision tool.
    I also thought that at first.

    But, it's intended purpose 'may be' just as painful.

    They were phased out of production just over 30 years ago.
    Some consider them antiques.

    I'm currently looking for an online source and I am very close.

    Stay tuned....
     
  17. Robot Monster

    Robot Monster Sr Member

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    Well this read just get's better and better.
     
  18. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Hi i work in the operating theatres and that looks a lot like a tonsil guillatine we stil use similar ones :)

    not the same but you get the idea stick it down your throat and slice your tonsils off :) you just got to love delicate surgery lol


    <div class='quotetop'>(TS826 @ Jun 12 2006, 04:12 PM) [snapback]1260552[/snapback]</div>
     
  19. SurferGeek

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    <div class='quotetop'>(judgedredd @ Jun 12 2006, 10:10 AM) [snapback]1260617[/snapback]</div>

    Yup... Check this link for a vintage variety, about 2/3 down the page:

    http://www.medicalantiques.com/medical/Mis...rgical_sets.htm
     
  20. gnrlotto

    gnrlotto Sr Member

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    And here I was thinking it was for clipping the tip off a cigar...
     
  21. DL 44 Blaster

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    <div class='quotetop'>(gnrlotto @ Jun 12 2006, 03:51 PM) [snapback]1260662[/snapback]</div>

    ...........in a manner of speaking..................... it is :lol
     
  22. TS826

    TS826 New Member

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    judgedredd nailed it.
    Nice work.

    These were invented for use before advancement in modern anesthesia.
    The idea was to speed up the process as much as possible.

    I also found out that this very model is still in used in Poland and are available
    through polish medical supply houses.

    looks like only one attachment left to identify.
     
  23. judgedredd

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    whats the other attachment?
    i did ask at work we do have some of the tonsil cutters but theya re a more modern version :(




    <div class='quotetop'>(TS826 @ Jun 18 2006, 04:13 AM) [snapback]1263352[/snapback]</div>
     
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