Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Jul 25, 2012.
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As with all QotDs, students only for one week, please.
Medieval torture device
If it fit on 1.5" sch 40 I would say its some sort of quick release cable management device. Grab a handful of stage pin, release the little handle and it grabs your whole bundle for you, no more tieline needed! Would also make for a quick strike with the quick release latch. Would love to have a bunch on a batten at 3 foot intervals.
But it fits 1.75" OD!? Now I'm lost.
Nice try....but no.
To place it in time, think circa 1920.
Not surprisingly, that was my guess. Nevermind for which part of the anatomy.
You know, back when Steve was young.
My wild-***** guess would be some sort of rope management thingy for a hemp and bag system that works with some popular size belaying pin?
Need something from which to gauge dimension... is this thing a meter long? or a few inches... ;-)
The text description under the picture says " 9.25” long 2.04 lbs. Round hole will fit on 1.75” OD."
D'OH!!! Sad state of affairs when i miss that!!
1.5" is the nominal inside dimension of 1.5 sched 40 pipe.
Hint: Plumb the depths of the CB Wiki.
Second hint: Rotate device approximately 135 degrees CCW from the orientation in the photos to arrive at the position it is actually used in.
I'm pretty sure I have seen this in my old stagecraft books, but I have never seen 'one in the flesh'.
I've seen a couple in the flesh,(so to speak)but never so clean and manufactured looking.
I keep going back to one of two things in my mind, either something sort of mounting tool, or something to hold your cables for your fly system in place...then some part of me wants to say it's a thing that lets you add a pull ring to something...I have a feeling these are all wrong
Pretty sure I know, don't want to post my guess yet.
Is it used instead of a safty cable?
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