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Topic: Dr Jones Ph.D.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 02:39AM)
Recently, I had the visit of a Dr Jones Jr Ph.D.
He left some of his souvenirs at the Surnateum. My question is : What does is satchel bag contain ?
There are actually various items : a Shivalinga, two brushes, a notebook, a can opener, a silver pocket watch, a fountain pen, various documents a map of the Sahara with Shell areas for gasoil, a photo of a tank MarkV, a photo of a skyclad young woman with the inscription to Dr Jones with Love ,
But what else ?

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Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jan 28, 2011 04:07AM)
Perhaps the bowl is for mixing poisons, and the sticks are for making blowgun darts.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 04:29AM)
The bowl is very similar to the Holy Grail...
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 28, 2011 07:02AM)
"That belongs in a museum!!!"


Grail Diary? Antidote vial?
Message: Posted by: dennfox (Jan 28, 2011 08:27AM)
Very nice Curator!
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 09:18AM)
If you look at the "props" they're authentical antique things. Not really "Indiana Jones props".
The only real IJ props are the Fedora hat and the small Ark of the Covenant.

Some documents and photos within the satchel bag.

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Message: Posted by: RCP (Jan 28, 2011 09:36AM)
Compass, box of matches, correspondence, maybe some change
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 10:01AM)
Compass is on my search list. There's a lighter in the set, but matchbox should be ok.
Message: Posted by: magus (Jan 28, 2011 10:45AM)
Extra bullets, I know in the movies, the guns automatically reload, but in real life, you need more ammo.
Toilet paper. Real life. Doesn't have to be a prop, but it would be there.
Brush, chisel, dental scraper, all around useful tools in archiological digs.(A nearby rock could be used as a hammer, no need to carry the weight)
Glasses. Magnifying glass. Keys. Passport. Maps. Coin with bullet hole.
The notebook would have some unusual information. Phases of the moon for a year in 8th century BC. Notes on certain tribes, The quaciyoodle indians, when in doubt, go to the left, left is good luck. Average heigth of a brave is 5'2' so if pacing off a map, a step would be 16" instead of 18" on a 6'3" explorer. Dates of eclipses for the last several thousand years.
Message: Posted by: handa (Jan 28, 2011 11:35AM)
Creased sepia tone photograph of an Alaskan Malamute (circa 1910-1915)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 12:59PM)
Brush and toothbrush, I have.
A dental scraper and a chisel are a very good idea, the notes in the notebook too.
And I'm still looking for an old Alaskan Malamute photo (but a drawing should be ok).
Message: Posted by: magus (Jan 28, 2011 01:45PM)
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On 2011-01-28 13:59, The Curator wrote:
Brush and toothbrush, I have.
A dental scraper and a chisel are a very good idea, the notes in the notebook too.
And I'm still looking for an old Alaskan Malamute photo (but a drawing should be ok).
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Dog tag or rabies vaccination tag could be a nice lead in for some sort of coin transmutation.
Dog chain/siberian chain escape.
An archiologist traveling through an urban area might have a use for some handy dog biscuits when jumping over fences in pursuit/being pursued. What YOU might use them for is open to question.
Flashlight, although Indy always seems to find the makings for a torch laying around.
Message: Posted by: Marlowe (Jan 28, 2011 02:31PM)
Wowo.. beautiful collection, Sir, I don't feel I really qualify to comment, but,how about a pocket knife from Dad..maybe a reichspfenning or two and some bobby pins..I mean he must have used something to keep that hat on..plus, good for picking locks!
p.s. Glad I was able to see D. before she was censored by Big Brother..didn't have to be a psychic to see that coming...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 28, 2011 02:47PM)
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On 2011-01-28 15:31, Marlowe wrote:

p.s. Glad I was able to see D. before she was censored by Big Brother..didn't have to be a psychic to see that coming...
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:)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jan 28, 2011 03:24PM)
Hard tack or corn dodgers. Fossilized :)
Message: Posted by: RCP (Jan 28, 2011 03:40PM)
I already miss D's A, talk about MISSdirection
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 29, 2011 11:59AM)
I'll probably add one of those in the set...

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 29, 2011 12:52PM)
There will be some routines/tests linked to the set-up. One of the tests' theme will be based on the discovery of a (outlaw :) ) relic hidden in a reproduction of the canopic vases illustrated here.
Those specific canopic vases are from Tanis (Egypt). The reproduction based on the real ones is really nice too. It has no sense using real antique canopic jars in this effect...

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Message: Posted by: critter (Jan 29, 2011 02:53PM)
Spare ammo, leather conditioner, an "Old Timer" pocket knife, water purification tablets, a mess kit.
Message: Posted by: handa (Jan 29, 2011 06:19PM)
Re: the Crystal Head Vodka decanter

"Empty" or "Full" Dear Curator ;)

Chris
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 29, 2011 06:54PM)
Due to the popularity there is now a life size Crystal Head vodka decanter...twice the size of the old one.
I picked one up over the holidays. Very heavy.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 30, 2011 04:57AM)
I found the pocket knife, a "mustache" razor*, some clips for a belt, a photo with a sidecar, and some other props this morning.
All from the same era. And a wooden "Dr Termans" zeppelin...

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*Dr Jones doesn't have a mustache because he shaves it... :)
Message: Posted by: critter (Jan 30, 2011 09:46AM)
The Russians still make a sidecar motorcycle that looks just like that you know. The Ural.

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Nothing really to do with your routine, just kind of cool. The companies been around a long time and hasn't changed much. They're inexpensive too.
Message: Posted by: critter (Jan 30, 2011 09:52AM)
Oh, one more thing:
My friends and I all have whips made by Royce Vallejo, who was David Morgan's apprentice. David Morgan (and his apprentices) made all of the Indiana Jones whips.
One thing we always have in our whip bag is extra whip crackers (or string to make them out of.) I think anyone who uses a whip for anything would have the same.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 30, 2011 11:28AM)
One of my friends has an Ural too. The model is based on a German pre-WWII BMW motorcycle.
I've 2 old whips that perfectly fit in the set and an old deck of playing cards. I just ordered an original photo of a Clipper.
I'll make some more photos later.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 30, 2011 03:16PM)
There are several original printings of Carl Friedrich H. Werner (produced by G.W. Seitz, printed c.1874) in the set.
They really add a nice visual atmosphere.

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Message: Posted by: handa (Jan 30, 2011 04:28PM)
A membership card for The Adventurers Club as well as an invitation to the 1937 New Year's Eve Party/Membership Drive, both signed by Merriweather Adam Pleasure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M3LL98RBC4&feature=related

One of my favorite additions to the lore, might I add ;)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Jan 31, 2011 12:39AM)
That's LoL. :)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 4, 2011 02:46AM)
Till now, I've 3 effects linked to an adventurers club.

- How to detect a trap.
- How to detect a cursed object.
- How to detect a Lucky Charm item.
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 4, 2011 09:41AM)
"They're always after me Lucky Charm's!"
Message: Posted by: handa (Feb 4, 2011 10:12AM)
Sadly, the AC on Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World is no more, but it spawned an annual gathering of friends and fans. I learned of the AC very late in its lifespan, but made up for lost time with many visits in the couple of years prior to the bad decision that led to the closing of the club. Walking into the upper level of the club and just looking at the many items on the walls was inspiration enough for stories and routines of my own. Of course, the Club Members' interactions and shows absolutely made the place worthy of the attention that it received both consistently and in the last days of operation.

Indy's visit was the last-show punchline to a running joke for one very specific character, but of course the era and decor made every bit of sense in the world that he would be in attendance on any given night.

My daughter learned a version of the song so that she can sing it in the event that we run into any of the AC Cast Members appearing in another role in Walt Disney World :)

Chris
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Feb 4, 2011 02:37PM)
Thanks for the memories Chris!
I loved the shrinking bar stools. Bartenders could slowly imperceptibly lower your stool until your date was looming over you.
So much fun was to be had there.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 5, 2011 02:37PM)
More Indy Props, the contains of the satchel bag.
Compass, magnifier, pocket knife, first aid kit, medium size bag (for sand), pen, matches, safety pins, razor, soap, large and small brushes, signaling mirror sos, powder against bugs, oil, ....

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Almost finished...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 6, 2011 10:12AM)
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Body crawling insects :)
Message: Posted by: Balaram (Feb 6, 2011 11:05AM)
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Certainly hope Dr. Jones didn't forget this-
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 6, 2011 01:00PM)
Good idea. I need a 1930's / 1940's version.
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 6, 2011 01:53PM)
From his scruffy appearance I get the impression that he doesn't get to use the razor much :)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 6, 2011 02:19PM)
He didn't use the pocket knife to save Marion either...
Message: Posted by: halewyn (Feb 7, 2011 01:48AM)
What is the "S" on the paper ?!!!!
private joke !
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 7, 2011 03:05AM)
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On 2011-02-07 02:48, halewyn wrote:
What is the "S" on the paper ?!!!!
private joke !
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The Real Museum Indy was working for. :)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 7, 2011 05:40AM)
And more...

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Message: Posted by: handa (Feb 7, 2011 09:32AM)
Indy also would have earned one of these, but I'm not sure where he would have it in his own, personal collection:

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 7, 2011 10:29AM)
Yes, I already bought a BSA insignia on Ebay.
I'll place it on the satchel bag with other pins.
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 7, 2011 10:59AM)
I think it would be funny if he had a "Webelos" scarf slide. I don't know why, that just strikes me as a hilarious thought.
Message: Posted by: handa (Feb 7, 2011 11:15AM)
WEBELOS were originally "Lions" as a part of the Cub Scout Program and were not a part of the program until 1930. The progression to this term for boys in-between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts comes much later in the history of American Scouting. Young Henry would have been far too old to have been a part of the Cub Scout program. Humor aside, it would be an anachronism.

Eagle Medals go all the way back to 1912 and have changed very little. (The link is to a picture of the earliest known variation. There is a drawing in the 1910 handbook but it also makes sense that no Eagle would have been awarded before 1912.) The uniform patch came much later, and never replaced the medal, which is worn on the uniform for ceremonial purposes. Although it is not "official" many adults choose to wear their medal on a blazer jacket or suit coat at appropriate Scouting functions.

Chris
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 7, 2011 11:23AM)
The eagle medal makes sense to me.
I received a leather Webelos scarf slide yesterday (and I must have one made from straw somewhere). The straw one may be logical at some point...
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 7, 2011 11:35AM)
Well webelos started in 1954, I think. I just thought it was a funny thought is all. Maybe it would be his kid's?
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 7, 2011 11:37AM)
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Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 7, 2011 11:38AM)
I thought I read in one of the books that he was kicked out of the scouts for eating brownies. ;)
Message: Posted by: lin (Feb 8, 2011 12:23AM)
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On 2011-02-07 11:59, critter wrote:
I think it would be funny if he had a "Webelos" scarf slide. I don't know why, that just strikes me as a hilarious thought.
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It's funny because Webelos wobble but they don't fall down.

Here all night, folks

:D
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 9, 2011 01:03PM)
The Pan Am Clipper and the Belloq watch...

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 10, 2011 01:35AM)
And the final touch with thanks to Balaram:

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 17, 2011 02:26PM)
I also found a nice brush for the Indiana Jones bag.

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You've no idea how many items the bag contains and still is more or less "flat".
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 17, 2011 06:01PM)
Did archeologists use those dental scraper things back then?
Maybe a little hand trowel?

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 18, 2011 12:18AM)
Yep, I've one. Forgot to post it.
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 18, 2011 11:12AM)
Sweet. So it was a good idea, just one you'd already thought of :)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 18, 2011 12:20PM)
The trowel, the measuring tape, a film canister for small and fragile artefacts, root cutter, Marion Ravenwood's lighter ... (Ok, I become obsessed once again)

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The most incredible thing is that all that stuff is placed in the bag. And the bag isn't overloaded...
Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 18, 2011 01:16PM)
Bag of holding...
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 20, 2011 03:09PM)
Finally, I change the bag for a WWI gas mask bag, and I add a leather strap too. It's closer to the real thing and has a wonderful original patina.
Everything fits in the bag and it still doesn't look overloaded.

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The pins are:
- a BSA tenderfoot pin
- a Besuch in Berlin (Reischtag) pin
- a 1920 archeology club of Chicago pin
Message: Posted by: janos5303 (Feb 20, 2011 05:00PM)
Much of the Adventurers Club was dismantled for shipping to Hong Kong for a new attraction called Mystic Manor. Up to the end I was hoping that the funds could be found to purchase the building and turn it into the Magic Castle East. Much of the interactive gags were inspired by Hollywood's Castle. Irma the piano playing ghost became Fingers a spirit that inhabited an old organ. Mysteriously the Spirit Box of Xenobia and the Curator's handwritten notes made they're way into private hands :)
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Feb 23, 2011 10:27AM)
Ok, I'm ready for the big adventure.

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Mar 2, 2011 03:37AM)
Another map (Bible lands - National Geographic 1946) and another essay...

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Mar 13, 2011 11:41AM)
Details on Indy's satchel bag and the leather bag for the switch with the golden idol of fertility.

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Mar 14, 2011 09:02AM)
I'm a bit obsessional but...
The late 40's luggage tag.

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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Apr 15, 2011 09:03AM)
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My friend Smith (demilitarized)
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Apr 15, 2011 11:38AM)
I so want to visit your collection. Absolutely have me drooling with envy. What an awesome hobby/obsession.
Message: Posted by: critter (Apr 15, 2011 12:02PM)
Jones' 2nd worst nightmare:
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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Apr 16, 2011 01:13AM)
Years ago, one of my friend did an exhibition of his own collection of cryptozoological artifacts. In the exposition, he recreated a field laboratory from 1939.
I'd like to do something similar for an archeologist in 1955 in a wild area, to present my own ethnographic/archeological collection of magical items at the Surnateum, with some references to Indiana Jones.
The place will also be a place for private museum bizarre magic shows based on that part of my work.
Another room will be devoted to the "European collections" (vampire and other themes) and another to spiritualism (the Library).


Here is the cryptozoologist laboratory.

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Message: Posted by: critter (Apr 17, 2011 03:02PM)
My favorite cryptid:
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Message: Posted by: The Curator (Apr 17, 2011 03:11PM)
And mine

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Message: Posted by: handa (Apr 17, 2011 06:37PM)
To quote my favorite Canadian: OH-EM-GEE!

Chris
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Apr 24, 2011 07:22AM)
Found another bag this morning on the same flea market as the one before.

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