The item in the fifth picture of the original set, fourth one in the last set (in the background, next to the Elwood) is almost certainly a copy stand; the two bars on the mini-ball-heads are for photofloods, and the markings on the baseboard are for centering of different sized originals. From the looks of the column, it is not a factory item, but very stout. It would be reasonably valuable to someone who really needed one (and lived close by---it looks pretty heavy) and pretty much worthess to anyone else.