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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 05 Feb 2017, 11:47

It isn't long since we had this one so I'm staying quiet!

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Post by PanBiker » 05 Feb 2017, 12:58

He faces the other way in the other logo as well.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 05 Feb 2017, 19:53

Illegitimi non carborundum. Something about 'Don't give in'. Don't know why this sticks in my mind but it does!!

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Post by Stanley » 06 Feb 2017, 04:03

China, you are so close!!
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 06 Feb 2017, 07:07

Not me! Not guilty!
I've been racking my brains and I haven't a clue what product it was. I cannot remember it being posted previously and I'm not going to cheat and look back for it. From the clues I guess it could be emery paper or grinding wheels, leaving your work as smooth as a native American's skin, though they probably didn't use politically correct terms back then.

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Post by Stanley » 07 Feb 2017, 04:27

Sorry Plaques, China is right I mixed you two up.
Actually China is so close I am going to come clean. The Native American head was the trademark of the Carborundum Company and the slogan was 'Hardest and Sharpest'. (LINK)
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Post by Tizer » 07 Feb 2017, 10:12

Can anyone name the father shown in this family photo?

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Post by Pluggy » 07 Feb 2017, 13:24

plaques wrote:Illegitimi non carborundum. Something about 'Don't give in'. Don't know why this sticks in my mind but it does!!
I think its a false bit of Latin with the intended meaning 'Don't the the ba**ards grind you down' we used to use it in my forces days.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 07 Feb 2017, 19:04

How about this for an inspired bit of deduction. Tizer keeps popping in bits in 'Winged Heroes about Eric (winkle) Brown from his book. So if this is a family photo with the little boy being Eric the the old geezer would be his father Robert Brown. QED. If you eliminate the obvious then.... On the other hand...

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Post by Stanley » 08 Feb 2017, 04:13

I haven't the faintest idea but like P's reasoning......
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Post by Tizer » 08 Feb 2017, 08:45

Good thinking Plaques but no, nothing to do with Brown. The link is with someone you all know about although those in the photo are probably all dead by now.

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Post by plaques » 08 Feb 2017, 13:37

OK using the same logic and starting with Donald Trump the back to Fred Trump and then 'Friedrich Drumpf'??

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Post by Tizer » 08 Feb 2017, 15:42

Well done! You're too good at this. Yes, the man is Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, later known as Frederick Trump. The boy on the left of the photo is his son, Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump, the father of Donald. Just look at Fred's eyes and you can see Donald there! It's worth looking at the Wikipedia page for Fred Trump, especially the various controversies in which he was involved. Friedrich was born in Bavaria and emigrated to the United States at the age of 16 but Donald liked to tell everyone that he came from Sweden.

Here's a photo showing the young Donald, the tall boy on the left of the picture.
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Post by Stanley » 09 Feb 2017, 04:17

Well I never.......
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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2017, 05:44

Try this one.....

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 10 Feb 2017, 07:52

I know but will wait...
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Post by Gloria » 10 Feb 2017, 08:35

Marker giving feet above sea level....no idea really, just a guess.
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Post by Big Kev » 10 Feb 2017, 08:44

A core sample?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 10 Feb 2017, 09:44

A marker on a railway or canal?

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Post by Stanley » 11 Feb 2017, 05:18

Kev is right but can anyone tell me where the core came from?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 11 Feb 2017, 09:33

They are at County Brook and from the boreholes for Whitemoor reservoir I believe.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 12 Feb 2017, 05:24

Ian is right about the Whitemoor bore but wrong about where it is now (With others if you look for them) which is in Letcliffe Park.

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Here's another one.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by PanBiker » 12 Feb 2017, 10:10

Doh! I'm mixing the location up with the tank traps.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by David Whipp » 12 Feb 2017, 10:26

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Not a serious mystery object maybe, but prompted by the last picture... what's this?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 12 Feb 2017, 10:27

My eyes are missing decimal points but I don't feel so bad now that Ian's missing seeing stone cylinders! :laugh5:

David, the Barlick landslide?

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