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    Apr 22, 2015, 9:29 PM - Tomorrowland #1

    A post over at Micechat currently has a number of photos of various props from the movie, now on display at Disneyland. Here's the link and scroll down:
    http://micechat.com/99848-tomorrowla...ie-disneyland/
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    Apr 23, 2015, 12:40 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #2

    I've taken on Young Frank's Jet-Pack as my next project. I sourced the two Electrolux Model 30 vacuum cleaners, but could use some help ID'ing any additional found items. (I'm having trouble finding anything on the vintage fire extinguishers -- perhaps made specially to fit inside the Electrolix frames?)

    Here are some shots I took at the exhibit, for reference. I ask only that you post here if you have hunches on any of the components:

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    Apr 23, 2015, 6:56 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #3

    Interesting. The St. Petersburg Times issue is real, though I bet the paper was still in B&W in '67.

    https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,1044897&hl=en
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    Apr 23, 2015, 10:40 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #4

    nickytea said: View Post
    Here are some shots I took at the exhibit, for reference. I ask only that you post here if you have hunches on any of the components:

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    The nozzles look like car/truck exhaust tips and the round part just above them looks like a manual open/close valve control.
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    Apr 24, 2015, 12:07 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #5

    After scrolling through the gallery, I am definitely leaning towards getting a nixie tube clock kit.
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    May 3, 2015, 3:24 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #6

    Hi there. I'm also working on one of these jetpacks! So I will be watching and contributing to this thread frequently. Any leads on the straps? And yeah, what the heck are those vents at the bottom. One thing I noticed that isn't seen in these photos, there are two small filing camping shovel heads that are used to block the flames! You can see them in the film easily!

    Unrelated to the jetpack, I did track down Casey's NASA baseball cap! http://www.e4hats.com/nasa-insignia-...ZafBoCBlbw_wcB
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    May 4, 2015, 12:44 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #7

    The bottom exhaust ports are Blower Scoops from a car. anybody recognize the make or model?
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    May 9, 2015, 3:12 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #8

    Here are the buckles I bought for my jetpack straps. Don't know if they match as far as image, but they are from the 60s which is cool.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/381253051201
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    May 15, 2015, 5:30 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #9

    Here are some screen grabs I just pulled from one of the clips.

    I start building mine in a couple weeks, the goal being Comic Con to have it ready. I will post pics as I go once I get started.

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    May 24, 2015, 2:42 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #10

    I had a vague notion that there would be an Edison phonograph involved since one of the trailers shows Clooney looking over its bell.

    I don't have screen grabs, but it looks to be some sort of Edison Standard Phonograph, but the model was unclear.

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    Gustave Eiffel does have an apartment on top of the Eiffel Tower, but it seems to only have wax figures of himself and Thomas Edison. No Tesla or Verne (though the restaurant in the tower is called the Jules Verne)

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    http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/g...cret-apartment

    The link says that Edison did give one of his phonographs to Eiffel.

    On a side note, people today interchange phonograph and gramophone (and victrola) with disc-playing machines.

    However, during the turn of the century, phonograph still referred to Edison's cylinder-playing machine, forcing Emile Berliner to create the "gramophone" name for his flat disc machine.

    It's a little odd that the characters called the phonograph cylinder as the "Edison tube". Cylinders were known as "records" before the invention of the flat-disc. These flat discs were then called "records" to contrast with "cylinder". Then the term "78" evolved to contrast with vinyl LPs and 45s.

    Confusingly, Edison would later market an Edison gramophone that would play his Edison Diamond Discs which were more durable and nearly unbreakable compared to 78s. However, his vertical-cut grooves arguably gave better sound, but were incompatible with other players.

    I already had some cylinders that I've been collecting featuring the music of BioShock Infinite.

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    I only caught a quick glimpse, but I think I could make out "Echo All Over the World" which means it's a slightly older cylinder design, not to be confused with the ones that say only "Edison Record"

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    http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/hi...oldmoulded.php

    It's an Edison Gold Molded Record. These are rather common to find if you're prop hunting; they were produced from 1902-1912.

    Clooney actually correctly handled the cylinder (two fingers inside). The cylinder was black which was accurate to the case. The technology was by then sufficiently advanced enough to avoid have one performer sing multiple times to make enough copies into wax blanks. Later developments actually used celluloid plastic in the Blue Amberols for better durability.

    Did they actually find a cylinder that played "La Marseillaise"? The Edison record would indicate an American release as opposed to a French Pathe recording.

    It's a little difficult to find "discographies" for cylinders (most books being out of print). The UCSB Cylinder Archive has some possibilities.

    http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/se...0attr+1%3D1016
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    May 25, 2015, 7:52 AM - Re: Tomorrowland #11

    In your first pic, right above the round doo hicky in the center, that seems to be a fuel filter assembly from roughly the 50's-60's.
    Similar to this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Glass-bowl-F...833fb9&vxp=mtr
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    May 25, 2015, 9:52 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #12

    guys, I was looking to ID for the rocket exhaust bottoms for you. I cant seem to find them. They may be some type of old vacuum cleaner water suction attachment.
    I check Cal-custom,Cragar scoop and Thrush exhaust tips. It definitely looks like actual old aluminum with patina. Interesting pieces used. Just caught my eye.

    If you try posting on the hamb, if it truly is a vintage car part, someone there may ID for you.
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    May 30, 2015, 10:13 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #13

    Does anyone have any idea on what that clear plastic dome in the center could be?
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    May 30, 2015, 11:01 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #14

    Did I just see a Han in Carbonite in one of the trailers on TV?

    Update: I guess I did.

    When Casey
    Britt Robertson learns about Tomorrowland, of course, she’s curious. The trailer shows her learning more about it from characters played by Keegan-Michael Key and Kathryn Hahn. They work in a comic book store, or something to that effect, complete with Han Solo in Carbonite on the wall.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/tomorrowland-movie-disneyland-connection/
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    May 30, 2015, 11:18 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #15

    Abelugo said: View Post
    guys, I was looking to ID for the rocket exhaust bottoms for you. I cant seem to find them. They may be some type of old vacuum cleaner water suction attachment.
    I check Cal-custom,Cragar scoop and Thrush exhaust tips. It definitely looks like actual old aluminum with patina. Interesting pieces used. Just caught my eye.

    If you try posting on the hamb, if it truly is a vintage car part, someone there may ID for you.
    These were made custom for the film. They're based off of vintage car transmission scoops, but made at a much smaller scale...
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    May 30, 2015, 11:44 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #16

    FrankWalker said: View Post
    These were made custom for the film. They're based off of vintage car transmission scoops, but made at a much smaller scale...
    Interesting transmission for a car or something else? Anyhow lost interest in this movie cause it made Tron 3 go away. Yeah it bugs. But i do like rocket jetpacks.
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    May 31, 2015, 5:20 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #17

    Whether the movie was a hit or not my family still enjoyed a lot of it. Nothing can take away my love of the design of this jet pack. I blame Lone Ranger, John Carter, & Prince of Persia just as much for Tron 3 cancellation as well as the future Star Wars prospects and the easy money success of churning out live action adaptations of the old cartoons. In the end Tomorrowland will make back its budget and then some. It is already at made back 133 of it 190 million budget.
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    May 31, 2015, 6:13 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #18

    Here's my first pass at the handles... Still missing a few odds and ends obviously, but I think a nice start. Found pvc pipe at Home Depot that had the right shape, also nice for keeping the weight of it down!

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    May 31, 2015, 6:52 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #19

    FrankWalker said: View Post
    These were made custom for the film. They're based off of vintage car transmission scoops, but made at a much smaller scale...
    I've worked on cars for 20 years and have never heard of a transmission scoop.
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    May 31, 2015, 7:10 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #20

    Gixxerfool said: View Post
    I've worked on cars for 20 years and have never heard of a transmission scoop.
    Ha! I was thinking the same exact thing. Not sure where he got info from. But i know a few of these guys are hotroddees and i know a lot hotrodding and those are similar to Cragar or Cal Custom parts.
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    May 31, 2015, 7:19 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #21

    Those look great Frank.


    the handlebars seem to have an elbow joint half way back. seen here.

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    The seem much shorter here. Don't know if that means they extend out or if it is a continuity error due to the 1st image being cgi and the 2nd live
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    Also notice one says Electrolux and the other does not.
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    May 31, 2015, 9:25 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #22

    Abelugo said: View Post
    Ha! I was thinking the same exact thing. Not sure where he got info from. But i know a few of these guys are hotroddees and i know a lot hotrodding and those are similar to Cragar or Cal Custom parts.
    I don't know everything about cars, not even close. I do love to learn about them in any fashion. Logically, it doesn't add up, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Think of it this way,

    In 1964 the automatic was pretty common. I doubt Frank sourced anything brand new. Probably made a lot of parts work that he had or could get cheap. Automatic transmissions haven't changed much since their inception. Pre-1964 the manual transmission was the majority and even the only thing availble at one point. Manuals have not changed all that much either. So the purpose of a transmission scoop jive at any level, but they could have been a thing.

    UPDATE: In the interest of full disclosure, I did a cursory glance and found out such and item does exist. Sort of. The only thing I found was for manual transmissions in newer mustangs. They grab air from under the car and funnel it up into the tunnel. It's meant as a track piece. Now, I found nothing for a vintage listing AND it looked nothing like the exhaust pieces on the jet pack. This was more of a bent plate and mounting bracket.
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    May 31, 2015, 9:37 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #23

    I believe the grips are Schwinn Stingray grips

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    Jun 1, 2015, 9:54 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #24

    Sillof said: View Post
    I believe the grips are Schwinn Stingray grips
    Bingo!

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    Jun 1, 2015, 10:53 PM - Re: Tomorrowland #25

    nickytea said: View Post
    Bingo!

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    I'd hate to make a bike collector out of you but, if you go to the CABE.com you can posted a wanted ad and find some of those grips on the cheap, I bet the bars are hacked up bars as well. Take a look Wald 898 on amazon, those are about the longest schwinn style bars out there without going full vintage and are of the era, the new ones would be Torrington Steerhorn bars which cost a pretty penny. BTW there are some of those grips on ebay but I would not pay more than 20.00 shipped to make them look crusty.

    I still think the jet pack bottoms are actually either vacuum parts or some sort of steam cleaner part.

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