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Post by catgate » 14 Mar 2012, 12:45

Try lanb foot.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Mar 2012, 06:40

Getting close Catty. This is a common configuration of blades and was always described as a 'stockman's knife'. The left hand blade is for trimming sheep's feet when treating for foot-rot or excessive growth and is called a 'lamb foot'. The right hand curved blade is a castrating blade for slitting the scrotum before cutting the stones out. The larger middle blade is a general purpose knife and you're right Comrade, I've skinned many a rabbit with it! I've had it for over 50 years and it was made in Sheffield by Richard Rodgers in the days when there were more specialised knives than you could poke a stick at.
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Post by catgate » 15 Mar 2012, 10:17

Stanley wrote: The right hand curved blade is a castrating blade for slitting the scrotum before cutting the stones out.
I used to do father's pigs with a saftey razor blade. Much more scalpel like, and less trauma for the poor little bugger that was loosing them.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Mar 2012, 06:36

Catty, it all depends on how good you are at sharpening an edge. I can assure you that my knives are as sharp as any razor blade! Mind you, I always say it took me forty years to learn how to sharpen an edge.
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Dead easy again. I think we all have a receptacle into which odds and sods gravitate. I only found out yesterday that this bowl has a very specific purpose. Anyone know what it is?
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Post by Nolic » 16 Mar 2012, 07:46

My dad always used to say that there's nowt more dangerous than a blunt knife.
There's a pair of "pikers" from the warehouse,some flints and a girly nail file. Is that one of Jacks balls..... nothing to do with the last couple of posts!! Nolic
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Post by catgate » 16 Mar 2012, 10:26

Stanley wrote:Catty, it all depends on how good you are at sharpening an edge. I can assure you that my knives are as sharp as any razor blade!
I would have expected no less, Stanley.

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Post by catgate » 16 Mar 2012, 10:29

Nolic wrote: Is that one of Jacks balls.....! Nolic
It could be, he has a very sharp knife.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 17 Mar 2012, 00:18

Stanley...I-spy a pair of cloth-looooker's tweezers !
I was given a pair by Granville Eastwood (head cloth-looker at Bradley Nelson's)..... when he thought I'd learned how to use his well enough. Very proud , I was..... (at 9 or 10 years old )
Still got them ....will try to post a snap tomorrow !

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Post by Stanley » 17 Mar 2012, 04:12

I should have emptied the bowl, I've misled you. Forget the contents, the bowl itself has a specialised use. Anyone know what it is?
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Post by catgate » 17 Mar 2012, 10:38

It is a wade cranglers fluffing barrow wheel centre. The outer anti fleeming rim and spark arrester are missing.

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Post by Stanley » 18 Mar 2012, 05:57

Any serious theories? I'll admit I only found out the original use last week after watching an antiques programme.
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Post by Nolic » 18 Mar 2012, 07:20

Got me stumped Comrade. Nolic
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Post by catgate » 18 Mar 2012, 10:07

It's a gavel accousticator.

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Post by Tizer » 18 Mar 2012, 10:49

My first thought was Ronnie Corbett's salad bowl...

Is the dirty white bit in the middle fixed to the bowl or just another of the odds and bods? Is the bowl one of four used for standing the feet of a table or armchair in to prevent them marking the carpet?

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Post by Big Kev » 18 Mar 2012, 11:43

catgate wrote:It is a wade cranglers fluffing barrow wheel centre. The outer anti fleeming rim and spark arrester are missing.
I'm with you on that...
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Post by Stanley » 19 Mar 2012, 06:26

I was watching a programme on TV and exactly the same bowl came up. James Lewis knew what it was. I have always believed what I was told, that it was a pipe-smoker's ashtray and the rubber dolly in the middle was for knocking the dottle out of your pipe. Turns out it is a nut bowl and there should be a gavel with it for cracking the nuts against the dolly in the middle.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Mar 2012, 06:21

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All right, it's a hammer. But is it? And if so, what's special about it?
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Post by EileenDavid » 21 Mar 2012, 08:14

Is it a panel beating hammer.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 21 Mar 2012, 10:00

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Post by catgate » 21 Mar 2012, 10:22

It's a planishing hammer and it is special because it belongs to Stanley.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Mar 2012, 06:01

You're right Eileen but a panel beater or tin smith would tell you it could also be used as a dolly, for backing the area that is being worked on to form a small anvil. There were more shapes than you could poke a stick at.
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Post by EileenDavid » 22 Mar 2012, 07:55

Wasn't me that was clever it was my other half who made the suggestion he was a joiner for most of his working life so knew it wasn't a joinery hammer. Eileen

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Post by Pluggy » 22 Mar 2012, 11:55

Beaten to it. The RN taught me to use one in my apprenticeship all those years ago.....

We made a toilet float out of sheet copper, by beating it around a spherical steel form with said implement. Much annealing, you could only hit each part of sheet once before it work hardened and had to be annealed again. We made it in 2 halves before soldering the 2 halves together.

Funny how I can remember stuff from 35+ years ago, but I can't remember what I did yesterday.......
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Post by Stanley » 24 Mar 2012, 05:39

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That's right, it's a small micrometer made by Browne and Sharp, Providence, Rhode Island. But what was it made for and why is it so special?
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