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Retro? Modern? Jacks-thingies..What IS IT???
RenTiki
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Joined: May 05, 2003
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From: Orange, Burnt O.C., Crispy Calif.
Posted: 2004-07-08 6:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha my friends!
These items are puzzling. I am not a expert in modern furniture. Er, perhaps its not even furniture! I have 3 identical items of this. Constructed in a type of metal with cables. Plastic balls are on the ends. These "jacks" (thats what they remind me of) can be turned several ways on any side. The 3 pieces do not have any identification on them whatsoever. Don't know who made them. I must say though, whoever did make these did an excellent job! There tight with no looseness and the bars are all straight.
Can you imagine just trying to put these things together?!! :0
Anyone know what they are or who made these?






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FLOUNDERart
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Joined: Sep 02, 2003
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-07-08 7:08 pm   Permalink

Could they be the bottom half (legs) of tables. Are thet level enough to set a round piece of glass on?

 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-07-08 7:15 pm   Permalink

Perfect timing, just in time for the release of Bucky's stamp! These are Geodesic demonstrators to show how tension is more important than compression in Geodesic design. You can see that the whole design distorts when you press down on the bars, the tension increasing on the cables between the bars, then they spring back up when released. I believe that you can put a tempered glass table top on these, but they'll perform their demonstrator function if you put too much weight on'em.
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docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-07-09 06:38 am   Permalink

They look like those bar puzzles that make you crazy trying to figure out,and then someone smugly shows you how easy it is to solve and then you kick them in the shins.

 
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RenTiki
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From: Orange, Burnt O.C., Crispy Calif.
Posted: 2004-07-09 07:41 am   Permalink


docwoods, you're too funny! I doubt it's a annoying puzzle. I don't think these things come apart.
Flounder, I think you're correct. Setting these on one certain side reveals 3 legs that could support a table top.
Perhaps two for a coffee table and one for an end table?
Um, Freddie, the cables are waaaay tooo tight for any fluctuation. Woowee, kinda sounds like a nasty word, dosn't it?! Hehehe.
But nice theory ya got there. Who the hell is Bucky?
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2004-07-09 08:05 am   Permalink

Buckminster Fuller, father of the geodisic dome.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-07-09 08:09 am   Permalink

without bucky fuller, what would the original hippies have lived in?

put a few tikis in _this_ baby!



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FLOUNDERart
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2004-07-09 08:37 am   Permalink

Has anyone else noticed that Johnny Dollar has a pic for everything!

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-09 08:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-09 08:37, FLOUNDERart wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that Johnny Dollar has a pic for everything!



Interesting theory. There is only one way to test it. J$, any nude pics of Ernest Borgnine?

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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-07-09 09:13 am   Permalink



sorry, best i could do

hope my pix don't bother you, i'm just a visual person
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-09 09:17 am   Permalink

We have a Weiner!

I for one, being from the MTV generation, dig the visuals. Keep on keepin' on, J$.

As for the original topic, you could always tell your friends that they are models of Mai Tai molecules.

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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-07-09 10:12 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-09 07:41, RenTiki wrote:

docwoods, you're too funny! I doubt it's a annoying puzzle. I don't think these things come apart.
Flounder, I think you're correct. Setting these on one certain side reveals 3 legs that could support a table top.
Perhaps two for a coffee table and one for an end table?
Um, Freddie, the cables are waaaay tooo tight for any fluctuation. Woowee, kinda sounds like a nasty word, dosn't it?! Hehehe.
But nice theory ya got there. Who the hell is Bucky?






Bucky!

J$, is that picture from Bellavista in Equador? I'm gonna hafta do some searching for more pictures of that!
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-07-09 10:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-09 10:12, freddiefreelance wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-07-09 07:41, RenTiki wrote:

docwoods, you're too funny! I doubt it's a annoying puzzle. I don't think these things come apart.
Flounder, I think you're correct. Setting these on one certain side reveals 3 legs that could support a table top.
Perhaps two for a coffee table and one for an end table?
Um, Freddie, the cables are waaaay tooo tight for any fluctuation. Woowee, kinda sounds like a nasty word, dosn't it?! Hehehe.
But nice theory ya got there. Who the hell is Bucky?






Bucky!

J$, is that picture from Bellavista in Equador? I'm gonna hafta do some searching for more pictures of that!




apparently so...
http://users.etown.edu/s/selchewa/home/bellavista.html
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-09 10:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-09 08:09, Johnny Dollar wrote:
put a few tikis in _this_ baby!




Here's some interior views. Thatch, Bamboo, woven grass matting... And a Geodesic Dome! Now I've got another idea for what to put on that little piece of dirt near the beach in San Felipe!
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tiki-riviera
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2004-07-09 10:35 am   Permalink

Those are Polish num-chucks.

 
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