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Post by Marilyn » 21 Dec 2017, 03:25

Box of disposable gloves?!

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Post by Cathy » 21 Dec 2017, 04:55

Tissues in a festive red box
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Post by chinatyke » 21 Dec 2017, 05:20

I agree with Marilyn. To protect your gammy finger whilst you're in the shed.

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Post by Stanley » 21 Dec 2017, 06:39

Bugger me! Maz and China have got it immediately and yes, I thought they would be a good idea in the shed!
You'll have to come up with another one now.....
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Post by Stanley » 22 Dec 2017, 07:27

Ah well, I know you need something to keep you occupied over Xmas so I shall go and have a furtle.....

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We all have one of these, somewhere to put the stuff that hasn't an obvious home anywhere else. But in this case, what can you tell me about the bowl...... (If you immediately remember it for God's sake let others have a go!)
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Post by Stanley » 23 Dec 2017, 07:02

Waken up at the back!
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Post by Marilyn » 23 Dec 2017, 07:16

Treen...

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Post by Cathy » 23 Dec 2017, 07:52

Is it a 'floor saver' that you put under furniture legs?
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Post by Tizer » 23 Dec 2017, 11:12

A base for a small Christmas tree...
or the wheel that came off the UK's Brexit Plan.

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Post by Stanley » 24 Dec 2017, 03:55

Thanks for responding..... No it isn't any of those. When I first saw it I was told it was a pipe-smoker's ashtray and the hard rubber knob in the centre was for knocking your pipe out. That was why I bought it from a curio shop. Years later I saw an article on nutcrackers and that's what this is. It had a small hammer with it and you cracked nuts with the hammer on the rubber centre. That seemed a far more likely explanation.....
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Post by Stanley » 25 Dec 2017, 07:15

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Sorry about the quality, pulled out of a larger pic. What is it?
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Post by Marilyn » 25 Dec 2017, 08:18

A stone water bowl, for stock.

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Post by Marilyn » 25 Dec 2017, 08:20

There is an echo in here!

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Post by Tizer » 25 Dec 2017, 11:08

A rotary quern for grinding corn?

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Post by Stanley » 25 Dec 2017, 11:09

Maz. You're right, it's a stone feeding trough but why is it that shape? You never thought it was that easy did you?
Sorry Tiz, no......
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Post by PanBiker » 25 Dec 2017, 11:33

You can get more beasts around it or for easier moving from one location to another?
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Post by Stanley » 26 Dec 2017, 05:01

You're getting warm Ian. Movement comes into the equation but you haven't quite got there.....
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Post by Gloria » 26 Dec 2017, 08:43

Is it so food doesn't get trapped in corners and can be easily licked out.
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Post by Wendyf » 26 Dec 2017, 09:02

I'm sure I remember something about bulls with rings in their noses last time this cropped up.

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Post by Tizer » 26 Dec 2017, 09:47

It's that shape for H&S reasons, so there are no sharp corners on which livestock can injure themselves...or because it's very heavy and the circular shape allows the farmer to roll it from place to place. On the other hand it might have just been the fashion at the time to have round feeding bowls!

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Post by chinatyke » 26 Dec 2017, 09:57

Wendyf wrote:
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I'm sure I remember something about bulls with rings in their noses last time this cropped up.
You've jogged my memory Wendy. Wasn't it something to do with Bull baiting?

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Post by Stanley » 27 Dec 2017, 04:37

You are all so close but not spot on. Time I opened up. It's a bull trough and was that shape because bulls have a habit of knocking their trough about if they want more food. This shape and made heavily of stone was bull proof, they could roll it round but not break it. One farmer told me he thought it was a good thing in another way, it kept the bull occupied because his seemed to be playing with it.
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Post by Stanley » 29 Dec 2017, 07:35

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Can anyone tell me what this is and where it is?
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Post by Wendyf » 29 Dec 2017, 08:05

I can tell you what it is but not where. There is one in Trawden, or there was, I'm not sure if it is still there.

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Post by Gloria » 29 Dec 2017, 08:33

Tram shelter??
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