Let's keep the Medical prop train going...
On Crusher's table of props this box often makes an appearance in the lineup and is notable it's amazing level of blandness.
And a giant comp of appearances including a really nice big shot of the back from Imaginary Friend.
Great another prop to spend hours online guessing! I was thinking it could be an a/ or part of a old matrix printer.
It's probably some super random industrial machine housing like the other Crusher desktop machines.
Where to start looking? So many machines of that era have a similarly vague look.
For example, a punch card reader
This one is my favorite of the Crusher consoles, actually. I like the bland and beige TNG stuff best.
It certainly gives the overall impression of something that does sheet feeding, like a pen plotter. But it's hard to tell how much it has been modified.
Anyone have any new thoughts on this?
This is my favorite piece of Crusher office equipment but alas I've not come up with anything yet—though certainly not for lack of trying! I'm sure one of us will come up with something eventually. This group never ceases to amaze me in what we can turn up.
Just asked the Okudas about this one. All they remembered was that it was a found object and likely modified by or under the art direction of Alan Sims.
Is Sims someone who ever shows up at conventions or talks with fans about his work? It might be worthwhile to see if he'd be interested in answering some questions. IMDB says his son is an entertainment reporter, so that could be a way to contact him.