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What is it #248? (Picture hanger)

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Hopefully this will stump even some of our elder members.

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    What are these things and how are/were they used?

    As always, students only for one week please.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
     
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    It's a retainer clip of some kind? Just a guess
     
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    Modern Art.:twisted:
     
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    Based on the size and rounded end, I'd guess some sort of bracket for .75"/1" conduit. Other than that I haven't a clue.
     
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    You might be closer than you realise...
     
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    I haven't seen these before . . .
    Mirror ball hanger ?
    Bracket to hang a pipe under another pipe ?
     
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    They are hangers that hook on to the rounded molding on some walls, to which you can hang pictures and such.

    Kurt
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Very good, scapino . The "rounded molding on some walls" is known as picture rail.

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    Picture Rail Moulding Hooks: No Holes in the Wall

    More modern institutional buildings were built with a slot in the wall, as described below.
    My university was overly protective of its dorm room walls, all of which were equipped with such a track (but I remember the angled part fitting into the slot, and the curved part hanging down to catch the wire). These were sold at all the bookstores, for ~12ยข each, IIRC. Why I've kept them for ~30 years remains a mystery.
     
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    Picture rail! That was the word I was looking for, but couldn't quite remember.... :)

    We have a space downstairs in our facility, with picture rail moulding all around, where we sometimes have art displays. Needless to say, I have MANY boxes of those little hangers.

    Kurt
     
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    bent metal with 3 holes in it
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    There's only one hole in each hanger, through which to insert a #4 screw if desired, to make the hanger more secure.
     
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    @derekleffew They used to hang on plate rail and suspend thin wires down to support pictures. (Even Ferris knows that.)
    Toodleoo!
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    Also used to hang stockings from mantle at Christmas...
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Although roughly located the same place on a wall, I submit that plate rail and picture rail are two distinct animals.
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    Plates on a Plate Rail:
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    Plates hung from a Picture rail
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    Section of a Plate rail molding. Notice the "Plate Groove".
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