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#1 George Ebersole

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:16 AM

I've just always wondered. Anybody with any insights?
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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:11 AM

I've just always wondered. Anybody with any insights?


Because they look like egg crates?
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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

Because they look like egg crates?
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I meant the overhead fill lights that are usually chained to the grid. Every grip and gaffer I worked with called them "egg crates". It was just something I always wondered about...like clothes pins being called C-47s.
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#4 Mike Lary

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:25 PM

I meant the overhead fill lights that are usually chained to the grid. Every grip and gaffer I worked with called them "egg crates". It was just something I always wondered about...like clothes pins being called C-47s.


That's what I thought you meant. I assumed it was the grid pattern resemblance that earned the name.
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#5 Victor Nhat Nguyen

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:57 AM

Then can anybody explain why clothespin are call c47?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Because they're everywhere? As in the aeroplane.
There's a suggestion on Wikipedia as to how clothespegs (for such we call them) got the designation, and it's on Wikipedia, so it most be true. <_<
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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:52 AM

I always explain it as being Clamp size #47.. Of course I'm probably wrong on that, but it gets the question answered satisfactorily for the people who ask (who are often the types of people who if you don't give 'em an answer will hound you forever)
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