Talk:C-47

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There's probably no point in changing the redirect, but in filmmaking jargon a C-47 is a clothespin. --Brion 00:11 Jan 25, 2003 (UTC)

OK, you got me. I am dying of curiosity now! Please elucidate. Tannin

Well, they're used mainly for holding filters in place on lights, as general handy clips that, being made of wood, don't conduct heat and thus don't burn your hand off quite so much. ;) Why they're called C-47's is something of a mystery; that's the way of industry jargon. --Brion 00:49 Jan 25, 2003 (UTC)
I've edited the article to reflect the filmmaking jargon, eliminating the redirect, creating a disambiguation page and copying an article on the film equipment from http://wikifilmschool.com HamillianActor 14:03, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
The use in filmmaking is included in clothes-pin. I think it's more than reasonable that someone looking for C47 is looking for the Skytrain as much as they're looking for a clothes pin. If the clothes-pin article gets so large that it seems inappropriate to include the filmmaking portion, then perhaps a C-47 article would be warranted... kmccoy (talk) 17:34, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
I didn't see the filmmaking section included in clothes-pin, so I suppose a separate article would be extraneous. However, I think I'm beginning to discover that I'm an inclusionist. =) HamillianActor 00:26, 2 July 2006 (UTC)


The clothespin got the nickname C-47 because, according to the legend, a film producer looking over a proposed budget for a film disallowed clothespins because he didn't think the crew needed them. The lighting crew resubmitted their budget with an entry for C-47. C-47 was the item number for clothespins in a catalog. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.20.77.198 (talk) 01:18, 15 November 2008 (UTC)