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#1 Royce Dudley

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:22 PM

Curious if anyone knows the specs, age, or other info on this pristine Miller-ish head and leg combo I stumbled on for dirt cheap... found nothing online and a couple tripod specialists sort of said " good luck with that " if one ever wants parts or service... Universal Fluid Heads, Sydney Australia... peculiar leveling bowl / flat combo I have never seen... not a claw ball, but a split bowl that itself compresses on the hollow ball, topped with a plate to register the head, which is locked in by a recessed knob screw marked Birns & Sawyer Int'l.

And, as I was using it without incident last week with an HDv package it occurred to me, other than weight and water damage / abuse potential, why exactly did wooden legs go out of use in the past few decades ?

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#2 Richard R. Robbins

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:38 PM

Hello Royce Dudley,
I use my wooden O'Connor regular sticks, medium legs and baby legs frequently with my 50 head. I also have wooden Mitchell standards and babys I use with an ITE cam head when I'm forced to use a prompter...

But I live in Omaha. nAnd you know what that means.

By the way, when are you coming to visit?

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#3 Royce Dudley

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:55 PM

I use my wooden O'Connor regular sticks, medium legs and baby legs frequently with my 50 head. I also have wooden Mitchell standards and babys I use with an ITE cam head when I'm forced to use a prompter...

But I live in Omaha. And you know what that means.


Hi Rich, You are a dinosaur of the same ilk as I... or retro-chic.
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