Reels & Spools

#1 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:03 pm

The reels and spools debate has been done time and time again David. It's old hat now I have to say.

As we know, it very much depends from which part of the globe you originate from as to what is deemed correct terminology for each application of the words.

Look at an any professionally manufactured 8mm 1200ft aluminium spool/ reel box and it will say the word reel on it,..not spool.

It's a wrench vs spanner debate, nothing more, nothing less.

"At least they do here in the UK. "

We are a mere pin prick in the landscape compared to the rest of the world!
A single cell Amoeba among the great vast oceans surrounding us.
I rest my case.

Cheers Kevin.

You have the patience of a saint Kevin!


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RE: Reels & Spools

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:39 pm

I had someone correct me on this before ... I say reel myself. And thought 400 was a reel, but now learned it is two reels :-)


 
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RE: Reels & Spools

#3 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:42 pm

Call it whatever you want mate, it'll still be wrong!!
But then you already knew that I guess.

Certificates galore in an industry long gone here.

Now where did I put my cycling proficiency badge? 😂😂


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RE: Reels & Spools

#4 by Maurice Leakey , Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:31 pm

A hoary item raises its head again.
But, a length of film is still a reel whatever you mount it on.


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RE: Reels & Spools

#5 by Del Phillipson , Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:02 pm

I use both words and who gives a stuff to be honest, anyone who argues the toss needs to "reely" get a life


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RE: Reels & Spools

#6 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:34 pm

What's the definition of "bobines" ?

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RE: Reels & Spools

#7 by Philip Murat , Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:12 pm

Hello,

Interesting subject, as I have a limited English Language culture here is what I catched some times ago:

- I usually say "SPOOL" if diameter is shorter than lenght and , or if subject is made with disks assembled together.
- I usually say "REEL" if diameter is bigger than thickness (it becomes DISK if solid structure).
Is it correct ?

Andrew, "BOBINES" , typical French word is also used in popular language for "Human Face" (This is popular but not slang.....). Also can be used as "Une drole de bobine = a funny look"

Electrical : Bobine = Coil

Sewing-machine : Wired Spool = Bobine de fil



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RE: Reels & Spools

#8 by David Ollerearnshaw , Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Well I always spool my films up onto large reels. I believe one reel is 10 minutes of films and that's why a 400ft was called a 2 reeler.


I still love the smell of film in the morning


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RE: Reels & Spools

#9 by Vic Newey , Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Interestingly the dictionary says more or less that a spool & a reel are the same thing
spool
spuːl/
noun
noun: spool; plural noun: spools

1.
a cylindrical device on which film, magnetic tape, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound; a reel.


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RE: Reels & Spools

#10 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:41 pm

#7 Bless you Phil,

this really was only a joke for the UK contingency and even then, probably only a select few from the Northern quarter.

Bobbins here is a colloquial saying meaning trash/ garbage / rubbish/ not very good. (Ok spelt completely differently but you get the gag.)

Maybe after tonight's performance and Sunday's I may just change my mind.

I sincerely hope not though!! 😂😂

I can't see too much chance of that happening after 47 years W.L or Draw.

Well done to Liverpool of late anyhow. Vidar will have noticed yet another 7 lucky goals this evening no doubt!!


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