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Old 13-05-19, 09:02 PM
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Default Brass & Aluminium Tripod, Military Or Other Use?

I bought this a few days ago, thinking of using it as a stand to support a vehicle lamp adapted as a table lamp, without drilling, sawing or otherwise messing around either component.
Out of interest, does any body know what kind of implement this would have supported please?
It's made of brass, the leg extensions of aluminium, no paint, no markings so I'm assuming it's not military.
It does have a few nicks cut into it as if somebody's marked it for a particular setting, or maybe just to mark it for identification.
It's 48 cm tall with legs extended.
Somebody loved it enough to make two new feet / clamps for it.
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Old 14-05-19, 08:22 AM
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A counter balanced tripod for a movie camera?
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Old 14-05-19, 08:29 AM
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Thanks, could be.
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Old 14-05-19, 10:32 AM
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Looks like a self leveling gimbal, obviously a small device would sit on the spigot.
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Old 14-05-19, 10:36 AM
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Old 15-05-19, 03:14 AM
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The device looks home made from various components. Why all the holes in the main support ring? The legs seem to be fitted into three of these holes.
Being made of different metals it would be subject to galvanic corrosion if allowed to remain wet (rain getting into the leg joints, etc).
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Old 15-05-19, 06:14 AM
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Looks like you're right, and the aluminium sections of the legs look newer than the brass and have threaded sections at both ends.
Interestingly there are a few deliberate little cuts and drill holes on the brass.
Good job I bought it as a man cave accessory rather than a unique, one off, REME workshop extemporised SAS jeep machine gun mount.
It was an evil bay purchase so I'm probably lucky it was listed as the former rather than the latter.
I'll give the brass work a very light clean and find a lamp to put on top of it.
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You will have Drew Pritchard calling to make you an offer!
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Old 17-05-19, 07:36 AM
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Now he's the last person I want coming to my house.
Unfortunately I live with a lady who'd give him my "collectibles" free of charge and help him load up his van.
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