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Thursday, July 05, 2007

QUASSAR'S QUIZ: WATT--IZ--IT????

Now this may not fool a lot of people, on the other hand, even if you know what it is I would think it's been a while since you used one.

By the way, this ad is over 90 years old!


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cc: yes the J.R. Clancy Co. still exists in Syracuse, & still deals in stage equipment.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do better on the This Old HOuse quizzes! But, why would you need a 3 headed screw eye? Syracuse ain't that far; think they are still in production?? cc

7/05/2007 11:39 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The industry that used these is still in full swing, it's quite possible they still use them.

If no one gets it tomorrow I add a hint.

7/06/2007 12:31 AM  
Blogger Bob Cline said...

Being the uninformed here, I can see it being used as a cork puller for wine bottles.

On another subject, a couple bosses have larger models they uses as well for other purposes.
Bob

7/06/2007 5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a large casket company in Syracuse....possibilities are endless. cc

7/06/2007 8:56 AM  
Blogger Mike Naughton said...

It's the SKY HOOK that so many first of Mays are told to go fetch for hanging the aerial rigging outdoors.

7/06/2007 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Jerry Jay said...

You might say they have something in common with tent stakes. Right?

7/06/2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Bob: cork-screw no, but logical guess.
Second guess: among other things.

Mike: but then it would be upside down.

Jerry Jay: you're on the trail.

cc: I saved you for last because I promised you a clue.
"show biz related, but not circus"

7/06/2007 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sky Hook...Side pole splitter...bale ring key...they all look the same!
:-)
Cindy Potter

7/06/2007 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Jay said...

Why yes, I stumbled on them "in the wings".

7/06/2007 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they used backstage in theatres to tie down sets or flats? Seems I remeber them MR> LEE

7/07/2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Down the Road by Jim said...

Way back in highschool when I was on the stagecrew , the scenery co. would bring in painted canvas attached to wooden frames -- then an arm would be inserted under the top frame bar , telescoped out about 90 degrees( just enought to trip someone in the dark backstage )and then one of these things would be screwed into the other end of the support, and into the wooden floor -- the nuns never knew what all those holes were from --SO --did I win a prize ??? we used to call them (in german) "Kemosabes"

7/07/2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Pat Cashin said...

Is it a stool softener?

~P

7/08/2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

It's a stage screw.......nice quick and easy way to secure scenery to the floor and get it undone again in the dark......

Adam

7/09/2007 8:18 AM  

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