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Kevin Provost

Aluminum Clamp Identification

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This is really quite off topic and isn't Christmas related, but I thought it would be possible someone here may know the answer, it falls in the engineering/machining category.

I am trying to locate this aluminum clamp shown below-

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Does anyone know what this clamp is from or was intended for? In the picture it is being used to hold a lav microphone for puppeteering. It was not intended for this use originally, that is all I know. The wire loop was added for holding a foam pop screen. I cannot find this clamp anywhere on the web and need someone to identify it for me. I don't even know what to search under other than "aluminum clamp", which isn't working. I would like to find these so I don't have to have them custom machined.

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I sent it to a friend of mine who might know....I'll let you know when I hear back....

Randy

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It looks like some sort of manifold that's been "modified" to hold the mic.

What are you trying to do? Just hold a mic or do you have some other use for it planned?

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I sent it to a friend of mine who might know....I'll let you know when I hear back....

Randy

Excellent, thank you! I thought probably with all the tech know-how here someone might have an idea or know of someone who would.

It looks like some sort of manifold that's been "modified" to hold the mic.

What are you trying to do? Just hold a mic or do you have some other use for it planned?

I'd be using it for the same purpose. I did check auto parts and the like, but it's too small to have been one. The large holes are only 1/2" at the most.

It looks like someone may have just made it.

I did speak with someone who actually used them, they did say they weren't custom made, it was something that was found that happened to work for that purpose. He didn't know where they came from though.

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I actually had thought of that, but thus far no results. The problem is I have no point of reference since it really could be from numerous things in totally different categories.

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