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    Mechelle

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Annin ,that's who makes em....I did look that up.......cool ...The flag slips into the hole at the top of the flat piece....nice...and usable
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    Mechelle

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Quote Originally Posted by diving doc
    O.K. please post picture.'m having trouble visualizing it.

    Doc
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    Mechelle

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Doc, this is so far the only pic I can find....This bracket could go on the tag...bumper or even somewhere else "flat"...for all I know....
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Perhaps a speaker holder for a drive-in theater? (Exploratory thought) ...seems like something would be temporarily clipped into the slot in the top section. Realistcally, it would seem only logical that that this was something much more common if came from an old hardware store.
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  5. #35

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Quote Originally Posted by diving doc
    That's a very good thought. Why the offset?

    Doc
    Clamps below the hood to the radiator support and then comes out from under the hood where it meets the grill housing.  Keeps things clean looking.

    The bracket wouldn't protrude past the front of the car; keeps you from running into it.  It mounts in line with the car, front to back, pointing toward the front.  The widened area in the slot allows the ball to stick into the slot and then slide toward the back in the narrow portion.  The felt keeps the bracket from digging into the metal and causing a rust hazard from vibration eating the paint off the car under the bracket.

    At least that is how I visualize it.  I could and probably am well off target here, but maybe it'll give someone an idea.


    I realize that Annin is a flag maker, but I just don't see this bracket as being heavy enough to support a flag while driving.  Also after really looking at it closely, what is to keep the flag from falling over in the bracket?  If mounted on the front of the car, the bracket would bend under the wind stress produced by the flag.  If mounted on the side, the flag would fold over sideways in the bracket.

    That slot is widened for some reason.  It anyone has looked at a MODERN throttle cable on a carb, you will understand what I mean about this slot.  Something IS meant to clip into this slot. 

    A couple other observations: 

    The nut is meant to be semi-blind.  Meaning that it is designed to be able to install with onlt a screwdriver without the need for a wrench on the nut.

    The bracket is lined with felt to keep it from abrading the paint, chrome, or glass.  (or whatever it mounts onto)

    It appears to be made for light-duty use.

    It would appear to have been used in a in-line fashion (pull or support length wise of the bracket)

    The screw would have needed a hole in the surface to "clamp" the bracket, other wise it would just pinch and wouldn't have been very sturdy. 

    A hole would also mean this is a semi-permanent mount.
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  6. #36
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    Mechelle

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    Re: Unusual object. Clamp? What?

    Quote Originally Posted by diving doc
    Of course you're right. Our problem is that in order to go a painted surface it has to be cushioned and then screwed securely, I am assuming the other end holds something flat. A semi-permanent end and a temporary clip end. That's how I see it. This will be good when we finally get to see our double clip in action. Maybe DG will take a picture of it on his sports car.

    Doc
    " There is a strip of black felt attached to the screw and bolt that go through it." the brass screw "bolt" is there to tighten the vice like bracket...to soften the metal to metal there is a cushion of felt between the two vices....Am I right dg? I f not could you please take a picture of your car with this thing & a flag in it...? the flag slides into the holes on top and is held there by the vice also.....guessing!
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