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Post by Tizer » 04 Aug 2018, 08:50

No idea! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 05 Aug 2018, 03:21

OK! Its a fabric wrist band with a Velcro fastener. In the wide part it has 5 small but powerful magnets. I used it when I had a broken wrist and whilst I have no proof that the magnets worked, it certainly did no harm and I'd use it again.
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Post by Tizer » 05 Aug 2018, 10:07

What are these?

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Post by chinatyke » 05 Aug 2018, 14:37

Pen holders for big pens. Umbrella stands?

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Post by Tizer » 05 Aug 2018, 15:34

Sorry China, wrong! :smile:

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Post by Big Kev » 05 Aug 2018, 16:20

Some sort of stylized gramaphone? An award or trophy perhaps?
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Post by PanBiker » 05 Aug 2018, 16:30

Some of them have animals on the plinths, there's a rabbit on the top one, a ball on the second and some other kind of animal on the third?
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Post by PanBiker » 05 Aug 2018, 16:33

Correction, the ball is part of the stand looking closer. :geek:
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Post by Stanley » 06 Aug 2018, 03:16

I'm intrigued by the hexagonal shape of the 'horns' common to all of them. Could they be early microphones?
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Post by Tizer » 06 Aug 2018, 09:22

None of you have got the correct answer but gramophone and microphone are getting closer! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 07 Aug 2018, 03:01

Early recording devices? Like the Edison Phonograph?
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Post by chinatyke » 07 Aug 2018, 05:25

Musical boxes?

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Post by Wendyf » 07 Aug 2018, 06:12

I think they are modern things, a bit arty/crafty and perhaps made from recycled materials.... There is a slot in them, could that be to park your mobile phone? :biggrin2:

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Post by chinatyke » 07 Aug 2018, 08:30

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I think they are modern things, a bit arty/crafty and perhaps made from recycled materials.... There is a slot in them, could that be to park your mobile phone? :biggrin2:
I hadn't noticed the slot. Going with Wendy's idea, do they act as amplifiers when using a mobile phone hands free, the mobile being parked in the slot?

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Post by Tizer » 07 Aug 2018, 08:46

Wendy got part of the answer and China amplified upon it! They are Dokbloks. The company's web page says: `Dokblok is a practical, portable wooden docking station for smart phones made from oak, ash and other different locally sourced woods. Dokblok amplifies sound using the natural properties of wood.' (If I were being pedantic I'd say I didn't know they made smartphones from oak and ash!) Dokblok I took the photo on their trade stand at the Taunton Flower Show on Saturday. The company is based in the village of Milverton, a short distance from Taunton. They also have this page on the village's community web site: Milverton and they are on Facebook.

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Post by chinatyke » 07 Aug 2018, 13:44

Whatever will they think of next?

Like you I understood it to mean smart phones made from oak, ash and other different locally sourced woods. :biggrin2:

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Post by plaques » 07 Aug 2018, 19:19

What's so special about this wagon?
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Post by Stanley » 08 Aug 2018, 02:06

Lovely detailed woodcut P. It has no shafts and so is primarily meant to be man-hauled like an artillery piece. As it is Board of Trade design I will guess that it is for use by coastguards and lifeboat services to convey the rocket propelled breeches buoy rescue apparatus to wherever it is needed.
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Post by StoneRoad » 08 Aug 2018, 12:07

That is one of the Board of Trade waggons for a "Rocket Brigade"
It carries all the kit to fire the lines to set up a breeches buoy rescue from a ship wrecked onto the shore, or very close.

They were often man-hauled, but could be horse-drawn using traces / chains if not shafts.

The Rocket Brigades often worked in parallel with the Lifeboats.
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Post by plaques » 08 Aug 2018, 17:19

Both Stanley and StoneRoad are spot on. Part of the relatively new exhibition at the 'Rocket House' Newbiggin. Similar pictures were on display at the 'Watch Tower' Museum Seaton Sluice.
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The Rocket was attached to a line which could be fired 300 yards. A much heavier rope could then pulled aboard from the wagon.
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The simulation shown here is dated 1886, the date stone over the Rocket House was 1866 albeit re-inscribed due to erosion.
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Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2018, 02:37

:good:
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Post by Stanley » 10 Aug 2018, 05:26

All right, I give in! Try this one.....

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What sort of tree is it?
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Post by Tripps » 10 Aug 2018, 08:20

Please let it be a koolabah tree. Looks shady enough. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 10 Aug 2018, 10:11

It must be eucalyptus - they don't have any other type of tree in Australia, do they? :extrawink:

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Post by Marilyn » 10 Aug 2018, 10:19

Not a clear pic, I have to say ( maybe it's the resolution)
But just an average Aussie tree. Nothing special that I can see.
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