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My friend was given a bunch of equipment and this item was included. It has some kind of a prism inside it and when you turn it, this closes up. I have no idea what it is for. 

 

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The notch on the bottom is for hanging this device from a string.   Maybe hang it from a string, shine a laser pen into it along the string's axis, it then projects a 90 degree image to eith

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CarreraS

That looks like a UK phone number, but I see nothing relevant on google for the company name .. its not some sort of movie thing ?

"Wild things are always faster"

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Wild-Things@btconnect.com

www.Wild-Things-Photography.com

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Alan7140

Something to do with laser/lidar scanning, at a guess.

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Hugh_3170

I was going to say that it might be part of a builders level using a laser system.  Any builders or surveyors or civil engineers on the site that can confirm/debunk this hypothsis?

 

 

On 09/10/2020 at 12:19, Alan7140 said:

Something to do with laser/lidar scanning, at a guess.

 

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Well, my friend got it from an old retired Oxford Professor that he was caring for. Don't know what the prof taught, but he gave him a lot of very nice old photographic equipment, including a Hasselblad 500C and some other gear. Thought it was maybe related to this equipment, but apparently not. 

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Hugh_3170

What i sthe full UK phone number on the blue label?

 

KOMTECH seem to be into recycling (on Google), but there is a reference to them having been in construction.

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The notch on the bottom is for hanging this device from a string.

 

Maybe hang it from a string, shine a laser pen into it along the string's axis, it then projects a 90 degree image to either the right or the left.  Useful for making sure your foundations are at 90 degree angles.

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