From “Kojak” to “Go-Jacks”

Go-Jacks Image : bendpak.com

Go-Jacks
Image : bendpak.com


This day you are translating an article for Registrar Trek, and you discover that what carriers call “Kojak” (term you thereby always use since you had to use it to move carriages) are called in reality “Go-Jacks”…

 

(Update of the vocabulary in my little head : done !)

 

 

Demonstration of the use of Go-Jacks : https://youtu.be/mush3hNbnmY
The article that enabled this discovery : Art work, Artefact, Auto, and Pop-Culture Shrine, Part 2

Aurore

Préparation des « petites charriotes » qui seront visibles à la ré-ouverture de la Galerie des Carrosses du Château de Versailles dès mai 2016.  Image : © Aurore T

Preparation of the « little carts » which will be visible at the re-opening of the Gallery of Carriages at the Palace of Versailles in May 2016.
Image : © Aurore T

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3 comments

  1. KJ says:

    I work for a history museum that shares an atrium with a car museum. We had an old car that we had to move from one end of our museum to another, taking off doors in the process so that it would fit. Someone had to sit inside and steer, we had to lift and pivot at points…all in all, it took half a dozen of us over two hours to move the car. At the end of our task, one of the curators from the car museum came over and simply asked, “Why didn’t you just borrow our go-jacks?” *sigh*

    • Angela says:

      LOL – well, well, next time you’ll know to ask the neigbours, first. 🙂

    • Aurore T says:

      I have to say, that for the carriages we didn’t had the idea at first…
      We move the two biggest ones (5 tons & 2,5 tons) with 6 persons… At the end of the day, the leader of the handlers says :”OK, tomorrow for the other ones, we come with “Kojaks”…” – “Ko-WHAT ?????”….Now I know…..

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