Ok I met a guy from New Jersey that called it an "F Hook" I had no idea what he was asking for. But after we both realized what the other was talking about it became real clear.
A Battleship is a: ( heh, see I don't any have a clue what the actual name is)A thin metal clip used in set of 2, to secure a metal cut in box in place. They come in oddly enough in the shape of a "F" Turn them on their side and they look like a ship, thus "Battleship"...Well sort of
Re: Anyone have a Battleship handy?#76396 01/24/0111:32 PM01/24/0111:32 PM
They're called "Madison Clips" where I am - (no idea why) Long Island, NY. I think the "official" name is box supports. I guess they've been around for awhile. During a remodel I came across some that an old timer had made from a coffee can many years ago.
Hey, maybe we should start a list going and catalog some of these terms for posterity. You can think about it while you're at lunch eating your "Grinder" - or is it a "Hero", "Hoagie" "Sub" ???
Re: Anyone have a Battleship handy?#76397 01/26/0103:18 AM01/26/0103:18 AM
I have always been curious to why a "Hickey" is called a "Hickey" [the ones for bending pipe, that is ] Is it shortened from "Do-Hickey" maybe?? Like when the lighting for Mines and streets went from Gas lamps to Electric lamps. Maybe someone made the first Hickey to bend pipe and a co-worker asked if they could use that "Do-Hickey"...
Another is " Go get a Jake 90" [for flex]. Who is Jake?
My Father showed me a Battleship when I was around age 10. I could see why it was called a Battleship, but how it was used did not make any sense - until I got to install a cut in box with Battleships to support it, as opposed to the typical "Tiger Grip" cut in box.
This thread is cool! I'll try to post a few others as they arrise. I know that there is probably 25 simple ones right in front of me, but only do the names become somewhat odd when someone not in the trade hears the name and asks "What the heck is it called that for??".
Scott " 35 " Thompson Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Anyone have a Battleship handy?#76401 01/29/0104:08 PM01/29/0104:08 PM