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Old 01.11.2011, 10:46
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WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ? ( EN )

For that crank/handle you turn to get the window shutters up or down.

Crank sounds awful.
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:48
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

Are you looking for the German or the English word?
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:48
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

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For that crank/handle you turn to get the window shutters up or down.

Crank sounds awful.
shutters?... do you mean blinds?

http://www.blindsparts.com/servlet/t...lind_hmpg/Page
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:50
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

the tilt wand or the tassel?

don't ask me how I know
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:52
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

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the tilt wand or the tassel?

don't ask me how I know
How do you know?
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:54
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How do you know?
for the purpose of this conversation I shall say... err.. google.. yes...google...
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:56
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

I'm getting a bad mental picture... Ouchboy and tassels
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for the purpose of this conversation I shall say... err.. google.. yes...google...
AAAAh yes, our friend google.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:09
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

Well you COULD say the Storen or Rolladen:
handle,
shaft,
pole,
actuator,
winder,
rotor,
do-dad,
turney-thing
or
manual feedback roto-vertical torque conversion arm
but crank is the most accurate....

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Old 01.11.2011, 11:11
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

Kurbel is what they were called when I hadsome fitted a couple of years ago.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:17
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

I thought Rolladen Handkurbel was the word ( hand crank ).

http://www.wfs-gmbh.de/produkte/roll.../Variotop.html


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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

Your hand?
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:21
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

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i think the word you are looking for is 'maid' or 'hausfrau'. *ducks for cover*
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:26
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

This song springs to mind...

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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

can you not just do the relevant mime? I';ve had to do that a lot recently with Handeworkers and builders - it's surprisingly communicative.
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

That would be me.
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Old 01.11.2011, 13:02
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

You ask for the "Wichsen kurbel drehen"
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Old 01.11.2011, 13:11
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

I replaced mine this year with fancy telescopic ones.

In french they're called "manivelle".

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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

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Well you COULD say the Storen or Rolladen:
handle,
shaft,
pole,
actuator,
winder,
rotor,
do-dad,
turney-thing or
manual feedback roto-vertical torque conversion arm
but crank is the most accurate....

n.b Disclaimer : some descriptions mav be wrong, silly or down right stupid
childish giggle.

He said shaft
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Old 01.11.2011, 13:40
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Re: WHat do you call that thing that opens and closes shutters ?

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I thought Rolladen Handkurbel was the word ( hand crank ).
Rollladen-Handkurbel, according to new German orthography with three l's in the first part, and, of course a hyphen, although Rollladenhandkurbel cannot be considered wrong either, but a space definitely is wrong, although irrelevant in spoken language.

Since most cranks are hand-handled (!), especially on blinds and shutters, the "hand" part can be omitted, making it Rollladenkurbel. Here, Rollladen-Kurbel would look a bit strange, but, t.b.h., I do not know what rules would apply.

Faltrad, any sugestions?
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