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The "Mirror Matcher"

Started by Kingpin, Mar 12, 2011, 11:51 pm

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Kingpin

Mar 12, 2011, 11:51 pm Last Edit: Oct 22, 2012, 03:32 pm by Scarfwearer
The following photographs were taken of the "Mirror Matcher" whilst it was on display at Doctor Who: The Experience at Olympia 2 in London:

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greatwazoo42

Mar 14, 2011, 03:20 pm #2 Last Edit: Mar 14, 2011, 03:21 pm by greatwazoo42
What a goofy cobble-together that thing is.  I'm glad they didn't just go for the "special glasses that see invisible stuff" routine considering how over used that is.  I think it matched the 11th Doctor's oddball personality nicely.  The funny part is that I could easily see the 3rd or 4th Doctor using such a lash up too.

Kingpin

It also fits nicely into the cobbled-together gear we've seen the Doctor use in the past, like back in Remembrance of the Daleks.

Kingpin


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Unfortunately as the Matcher is in a display case in a dimly-lit section, I wasn't able to spot many markings with the naked eye, a number did show up thanks to the flash, but some were still barely readable, as you'll have seen.

I will also be uploading the full-resolution photos to Megaupload, so you can peruse those at your pleasure... I'll probably be doing this tomorrow as I need to break the collection down into parts, as if I uploaded it all in one file, it'd take several hours to complete.

Organic Mechanic

Awesome pics Kingpin!

If nobody has determined it yet, the central dial is from a antique Cambridge Extensometer. Patent No. 2983.

One sold on Ebay UK for 19 lbs. just this month.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAMBRIDGE-EXTENSOMETER-ENGINEERING-INSTUMENT-ANTIQUE-/220824654083

Scarfwearer

Great pictures, Kingpin, thanks!
If you use a bit more JPEG compression you can upload much wider pictures with much more detail without going over the forum size limit.

Crispin