What is it?

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by Van, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Van

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    What Rigger? I'm so fly....I Neverland.

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    Sure looks like a disc brake to me. Beyond that, I gots nothin'.
     
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    Looks like the text says "do not touch these controls"? How far up the wall does that cylinder go? Seems like a odd thing to leave installed, but maybe some kind of odd hydraulic come along that the installers used when rigging the whole system, to lift headblocks or something up to the grid? Any idea how old the system is?
     
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    I'd wager the disc brake is used to hold the mechanism, not necessarily slow it. If you're on reddit you should post it to the whatisthisthing subreddit. Those guys can figure out anything.
     
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    It would be helpful to know where the lines go. Maybe it's got something to do with the smoke vents?
     
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    This is just too interesting not to comment on... At first glance this looks like a pneumatic cable cylinder, and the fitting visible just below the light/guard rail in "img_20191002_141801200-jpg.18527" would seem to reinforce this notion. Cable cylinders are occasionally fitted with brake assemblies for affirmatively holding the position of the driven device. This doesn't jibe with the notion of a 20 foot ram with extension however. What I haven't seen is a hybrid 'rodded' cable cylinder where the cable and brake are used to hold the ram position. Another thought is that the driven device (a double purchase lineset perhaps?) is absent and would have been installed to the left of the cylinder cable.
     
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    I must admit that the very impish devil in me so wants to post a very serious looking sign stating "DO NOT PULL THIS LEVER" on that device, whatever it turns out to be.:twisted:
     
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