MYSTERY OBJECTS

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Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2019, 02:44

Try this one. What exactly are these?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Cathy » 17 Oct 2019, 03:16

Do they open manholes (or person holes).
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Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2019, 05:27

I can see why you thought that Cathy but sorry, no.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 17 Oct 2019, 06:04

Are they different forms of steps? I'm thinking of those you would drive into tree trunks or telegraph poles.

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Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2019, 07:07

Sorry China but no. Again, I can see why that thought struck you.
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Post by Gloria » 17 Oct 2019, 07:09

Are they attachments to an anvil which help produce circular sheet metal objects?
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Post by plaques » 17 Oct 2019, 07:10

For sticking in an anvil, not heavy enough for blacksmith or sheet metal work so I'll suggest silver smith tools.

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Post by Stanley » 17 Oct 2019, 07:51

Oh dear P! You have put me in a quandary here. You're thinking straight but you have the wrong conclusion. Too heavy for a silver smith. Have another think....
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Post by PanBiker » 17 Oct 2019, 07:56

Tinsmiths formers?
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Post by Gloria » 17 Oct 2019, 08:00

For producing sheet metal objects? Possibly tins.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 17 Oct 2019, 08:37

Or aluminium?

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Post by Stanley » 18 Oct 2019, 03:11

Ian has it. It's a selection of tinsmith's anvils. Different shapes for different jobs. They weren't for putting in the Hardy hole in an anvil but in a hole on a block of wood. Many of the tinsmiths were itinerant and a block of wood was light enough to go in the handcart.
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Post by Stanley » 18 Oct 2019, 12:20

What's the common name for this configuration of chassis?

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Post by chinatyke » 18 Oct 2019, 14:25

Let me think!!

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Post by Gloria » 18 Oct 2019, 15:47

I think I know.
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Post by Big Kev » 18 Oct 2019, 17:32

I've always referred to it as a 'twin-steer'.
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Post by Stanley » 19 Oct 2019, 02:22

That's correct Kev but there was another more interesting description.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 19 Oct 2019, 09:15

Are you looking for a humorous jargon name or a technical name?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Big Kev » 19 Oct 2019, 10:57

Chinese six?
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Post by Stanley » 20 Oct 2019, 02:56

Kev has it. Chinese Six. Eight wheeler rigid was an Eight-legger, the trailer was a Pup.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Oct 2019, 05:32

Any ideas on what is going on here?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Wendyf » 21 Oct 2019, 05:59

Is it a potato clamp? Not sure about the scarecrow!

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 21 Oct 2019, 06:07

Curses! Her serene majesty has done it again. Quite right, old technology and I thought it would be a forgotten corner.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Wendyf » 21 Oct 2019, 06:13

Sorry! Been there, done that..... without the scarecrow!

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 21 Oct 2019, 06:15

Curses! Her serene majesty has done it again. Quite right, old technology and I thought it would be a forgotten corner.
Back to the drawing board Stanley!

I'll try again. What can you tell me about this image?

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