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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 763

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  • Anne Redish
    ... Anne Redish Theatre Wardrobe Coordinator Department of Drama, Rm 020 Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario 613-533-6000 x75359 ar11@post.queensu.ca
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2003
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      >Cable Ties are also known as ZIP TIES. They are used to bundle cables, &
      >conduits for electricity, as well as being used in packaging of all sorts.
      >They are stiff to snip .. we use "side cutters" .. a wire cutting type
      >tool. They are stifff nylon. They are essentially a band of 'plastic' ..
      >the ones we use are 3/8 inch wide, about 1/16th inch thick and 34" long.
      >They also come in a wide range of much smaller sizes and as well as
      >colours. They have shallow (almost inperceptable) ridges along one of the
      >flat sides. you can slide the one end into the square-ish tab at the other
      >end which 'connects' to the ridges with a tooth and renders the thing
      >stuck .. usually around a bundle of cable that is meant to stay put. IE.
      >once you slide the one end into the tab- box, you can't easily get it
      >out. With this description, any electrical supplier should be able to
      >find your equivalent. Here we can get tiny ones at our "Dollar stores" -
      >Discount stores, and regular sized ones -- for tidying up your computer,
      >Tv, VCR, DVD etc cableing --from regular hardware stores, but the big
      >3/8 inch wide ones I can only find at Large Rennovation & Lumber supply
      >stores. They really do make great boning.


      >(And about the patent comment ... I didn't mean I believed that I thought
      >of it .. just that my students think it is a great idea !! I guess in the
      >world of young adults they still think the world should be FAIR (and
      >somebody should get paid for ideas) .. they'll eventually learn that it's
      >much more FAIR just to SHARE!! )


      Anne Redish
      Theatre Wardrobe Coordinator
      Department of Drama, Rm 020
      Queen's University,
      Kingston, Ontario
      613-533-6000 x75359
      ar11@...
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