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What is it? #69 (Chief stacker)

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by derekleffew, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Yet another "What is it?":

    Pic3.jpg Pic2.jpg Pic1.jpg

    (Three views of the same object.)

    As always, students-only for one week please.
     
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    jstroming Active Member

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    scale for weighing triplets?
     
  3. JChenault

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    Now you're making me feel old. Not only do I know what it is, I have used it.

    Sigh
     
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    Back in the stone age, in Grad school circa 1969, did a show where these would have been a godsend. Later in life did a show with 12 of them. We actually have two in our rental stock, lord knows why, and IMHO it is rather unlikely they'll ever be used again. In their day, they were the real deal and an important piece of the puzzle. but technology has bypassed both this piece of equipment and the equipment they supported. 'Fraid that's about as much as I can print 'til the week's up.
     
  5. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Hey, I just posted the pictures. IF you feel old because you used something I last used in 1990 (I think), that's on you.:cool:
     
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    Want to give us a rough scale?
     
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    Wild guess: slide projectors?
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    It fits in a road case approx. 24"x24"x40"high.
     
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    I actually think I know what this one is, but I'll refrain since I'm not a student.

    And yes, indicating scale would be nice. Sometimes it's hard to tell how big it is from the photos.
     
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    Slide projector mount for using three projectors that will crossfade?
     
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    I once had to install and service several systems of these not so wonderful devices. I had one that 24 of those little shelves. The big problem is that while they are from the older days, I was working with them in my late 30s and early 40s. Wow! does time fly. Ugh!!!
     
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    Its a french fry rack! for fast food or concession stands....
     
  14. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Colloquially called a Chief stacker.

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    From Adjusta-Set Slide Stackers - ASU Series (discontinued):
    For multi-image projection, it is imperative that all projectors on the same portion of the screen be aligned (overlapped) precisely. The stacker provides precise pitch and roll adjustments so that the images from all three projectors exactly overlapped, allowing dissolves with no up/down or left/right movement.
     
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    My previous job had one of these in inventory. I never did figure out why, since the place didn't exist until 1998. Needless to say. it was never used for its intended purpose.
     
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    Ahhhh... The fun all of these young kids missed involved in using these. The hours I have spent with these....
     
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    The picture is not complete without these, AVL Dove X2 Computorized Dissolve Module - RecycledGoods.com, these, KODAK: Slide Projectors Family: Ektagraphic Projectors and keystone correction lenses. Multi-projector, stacked dissolve systems were very prevalent when I started in the business with 6 to 15 projectors in 3 to 5 stacks being very common.

    Larger screens required something like this http://www.elmousa.com/files/archives/OMNI-550XENON/Omni-550Xenon.pdf or this http://finearts.uvic.ca/sim/equipment/manuals/_projectors/xenon_man.pdf.

    Next you'll be asking about these, LCD Transparency Panels: Rent Com Inc: Audio Visual, Video, Projection, Presentation Rental AV Equipment.
     
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    AHH the good old days, remember Schneider parallax adjusting lenses, and of course when some one forgot to lock the slide retainer rings, and during moving all the slides fell out.....

    Sharyn
     
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    Decided to poke through the grave yard at work, and sure enough, high up on a shelf, two Chief Stackers.
     
  20. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Think of the fun you'll have asking your fellow collegiates, and possibly professors, what they are!
     
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