Remember that we know what the full label looks like as it is used on the containment unit.
Another thing to keep in mind is what would have been in vast supply at the time. It is no secret that the parts were sourced from Apex Surplus long long ago. While I'm sure they did have some computer / data / tape drives... I wouldn't be surprised if they also had all manner of other reel to reel and audio tape recorders around that time as well.
Yes, it's used to store baby Sarlaccs on various planets in various galaxies. So far, this is the only version I have found. Apparently, there is an English version out there somewhere. Here is a closer look.
Come to find out, most of our beloved labels come from this very device.
Just kidding, but this is a pretty cool egg in a very cool place. Take a wild guess where? A friend of ours had a hand in this and told us this was a nod to the movie and our ECU build. Amazing!
Anyways, here is what we came up with for our ECU build. It's temporary until we ever find what the real label says.
I am still working on that update but here is another fun little glance of what these workstations hold.
That "galaxy far far away" Containment Unit is beyond awesome.
Kingpin wrote: ↑September 18th, 2019, 1:26 am I wouldn't even be surprised if the GB1 ribbon cable was also sourced from the same potential source as the bumper label, and potentially the hat lights and bellows. Makes you wonder if the HGA was part of the motor assembly.
That "galaxy far far away" Containment Unit is beyond awesome.
Recognize those cables? Those are also the arco electric lamps too. Ooh, I didn't even think of the HGA. That's a possibility!
Lowberg wrote: ↑September 18th, 2019, 8:09 pm AJ now you need to buy one of these mainframes, you could host gbfans on it lolI've got my eye on the W.O.P.R.
I haven't gone down the rabbit hole in a while. Today I decided to and took what they call a lucky wrong turn. I am just going to post a few pictures of what I have found. It's completely unrelated to what we've been talking about with Burroughs, but I found something which led to this.
I believe it says "5/32 Pat. in USA" stamped along the base.
At this point, I think everything on the packs are a found part. Also, this comes from a synchronous motor.
What do you guys think?
CPU64 wrote: ↑September 20th, 2019, 12:11 pm I don't think the hga is a found part, the welds match everything else fabricated for the pack.I tend to agree, but also I wonder if the HGA is the part sitting on this (believed to be related to) bumper:
At the time it was first posted everyones minds were blown with the similarities .
Theres no doubt it must have been a major inspiration for parts of the pack.
Here are some more images.
Overall, it’s way too similar to not be related. The bumper’s odd shape, including the back side, is represented. The texture and the thin bumpy line around the cyclotron which we always thought suggested foam lamination (pre-carving) is present. I would not be surprised if the pack master incorporated an earlier mode of the same device.
I had another go at this thanks to the 4K release. Same techniques of image stacking as the first time, except this time I aligned every single image of the ECU sticker in evry frame in which it appeared:
- Ray showing Winston how to clean traps (129 frames)
- What about the Twinkie? (72 frames)
- I'm not interested in your opinion, just shut it off (73 frames)
- Peck reacts to shutoff (46 frames)
So, you're looking at 320 frames stretched to align, stacked and averaged according to Mean and with conservative sharpening in Photoshop. Unless someone out there has access to forensic software, this is about the best you can get from the original film before running into the limits of the film grain itself (which the 4K release does almost the whole time).
What emerged to my eyes is the following:
- There is indeed a vertical feature to the logo: in fact it almost looks like a Greek "sigma" going all the way top to bottom.
- The top line of the mystery portion of the label is 3 words. The first word looks to be 5-6 letters and ends in "A". The second word looks like 4 letters and the final word is likely "CORPORATION".
- The bottom line looks like 2 or 3 words, but it doesn't look like they begin with "MADE IN".
That's all I got. Have at it! BTW, I'll be using the same techniques to make clear(er) copies of the publications shown during the GB1 montage.
Coover5 wrote: ↑January 27th, 2020, 12:56 pm Perhaps https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_SemiconductorI will look into that but at a quick glance, their old logos don't match up. Also, I think they only made capacitors, rectifiers, diodes, semiconductors and microchips. Not sure if they made their own synchronous motors?
The logo that we're looking for looks very similar to this.
Volguus wrote: ↑January 27th, 2020, 12:08 pm - There is indeed a vertical feature to the logo: in fact it almost looks like a Greek "sigma" going all the way top to bottom.Well. There was a Sigma Instrument Inc.
They have a patent filed in the late 70's regarding a synchronous motor.
Heck the logo on some of their motors even kind of looks like it could work:
That being said, I think its a dead end. They didn't use blue labels or labels that even come remotely close.
About 3 weeks ago I purchased a vintage Toaster from a Japanese company called "Panasonic". I think most of us are familiar with Panasonic. However on the toaster itself it said Panasonic and then had a square logo on it. I remember at the time I took a quick look at it and said, that logo looks familiar.
The logo on the toaster is actually the brand "NATIONAL". I guess National was a well known brand in Japan and elsewhere. It was basically the appliance division for Panasonic. Some common names for the business group would be National / Panasonic or Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. or Matsushita Electric Works.
Take a look at that logo:
And then some examples of it in use:
I haven't found anything to link Panasonic or National to the bumper label. But keep in mind that in the 60's-70's they did make reel to reel machines, tape machines, record players.. etc. And then later cassette players, VCR's etc.
Literally all of those are good candidates for a motor of this size.
I mean it would make a lot of sense for a studio to cannibalize old cameras and reuse them as props?
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