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Post by Stanley » 05 Aug 2019, 03:25

No takers?
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Post by chinatyke » 05 Aug 2019, 05:05

I suspect many are keeping quiet. I think I know.

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Post by Marilyn » 05 Aug 2019, 07:52

For buttoning boots?

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Post by Stanley » 06 Aug 2019, 03:37

Sorry Maz but no. Think more of belts!
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Post by Tizer » 06 Aug 2019, 13:12

Something to do with drive belts in mills?

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Post by Stanley » 07 Aug 2019, 03:00

Do we give it to him China?
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Post by chinatyke » 07 Aug 2019, 05:16

I'm thinking the wrong thing. I thought it was for applying metal rivet/buttons to reinforce denim jeans on the pocket corners etc. Is this what you would use on the sectional drive belt on Johnny's lathe?

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Post by Stanley » 07 Aug 2019, 05:56

Sorry no China. I think Tiz is close enough. They are part of a system for fastening leather belt joints.

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Here's one of the buttons with a screwed shank that the other objects tighten up. There are different sizes but this is the only one I have.

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Here's another one. Can anyone tell me what this is. Clue, it is made of very dense wood and was used with another object.
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Post by Cathy » 07 Aug 2019, 06:00

Is it to do with filling some sort of fire-arm with gunpowder?
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Post by Tizer » 07 Aug 2019, 09:38

Made of ebony, a dense black hardwood, denser than water?

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Post by Marilyn » 08 Aug 2019, 00:47

Handy for teachers. Looks like just the thing to poke sleepy kids in the ribs...whilst being carried discreetly...

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Post by Stanley » 08 Aug 2019, 02:18

Sorry Cath and Maz but no....
Yes Tiz, very heavy for it's size but then it had to be to do its job.
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Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2019, 04:12

Any takers? If not I'll come clean tomorrow. Think veterinary matters.......
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Post by Marilyn » 09 Aug 2019, 07:15

Something to help with glassmaking?

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Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2019, 07:19

No Maz. Think old fashioned treatment of animals......
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Post by Gloria » 09 Aug 2019, 07:36

Is it something to do with the hole in the nose of a bull, which the ring goes through?
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Post by Stanley » 09 Aug 2019, 07:55

No Gloria, but you are in the right area of treatment. Used to be very common for horses..... (nothing to do with castration!)
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Post by Gloria » 09 Aug 2019, 08:10

This is a wild guess.
Is it anything to do with popping medicine balls down the throats of horses??
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Post by Marilyn » 09 Aug 2019, 08:29

:laugh5: "Medicine Balls" :laugh5: I remember those big heavy things on School Sports Days!

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Post by Cathy » 09 Aug 2019, 08:48

Is it to do with Dentistry and horses or counting the 'hands' of how high a horse is?
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Post by Stanley » 10 Aug 2019, 03:43

Nobody has got it and I think we have maybe gone on long enough. It was given to me by an old vet and he said it was a 'blood stick'. It got this name because it was used to give a smart blow to a fleam placed on a vein to cut and bleed a horse. It gave a cleaner and smaller incision.
See THIS Wikipedia article that explains the procedure and also mentions use of the stick but they call it a 'fleam stick'.
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Post by Gloria » 10 Aug 2019, 07:18

What is this in?
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Post by Tizer » 10 Aug 2019, 09:10

An old Morris vehicle?

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Post by Gloria » 10 Aug 2019, 09:59

Sorry no Tizer.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 11 Aug 2019, 02:51

Old, high quality four cylinder side valve about 1910.... I was tempted to say Rolls but it doesn't look like Rolls engineering. Something Like a Lanchester?
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