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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2014, 04:37

P is close. it'#s a lubricator but this is on the cylinder and is more specialised.....
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Post by chinatyke » 20 Feb 2014, 10:28

David Whipp wrote:In the spirit of 'whatever it takes', I hereby submit the following, hurriedly photographed after snatching it from the drawer at my side. Apologies that the urgency of the situation meant a less than crystal clear image.

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Post by PanBiker » 20 Feb 2014, 13:46

David Whipp wrote:
Between China and Tizer, I think you're near enough; the object is for feeding sheets of paper through a folding machine.
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Post by chinatyke » 20 Feb 2014, 16:13

Sorry. Senior moment. Thanks Ian. I looked a few times and I couldn't understand why nobody was asking for the answer. Apologies.

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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2014, 03:58

No need to apologise, we all have 'em. Have a look at the calendar I posted on What Attracted.... There is hope for us yet!
Now then, about this lubricator......
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Post by David Whipp » 21 Feb 2014, 08:15

Stanley wrote:Now then, about this lubricator......
I don't know about the lubricator.

However, last night's Pendle Council meeting was enlivened by a reference to the fact that the proposed Brand Pendle logo was the spitting image of one for an internet sex shop. A list of merchandise included a waterproof vibrator. Regretfully, I haven't got an image to post...

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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2014, 09:27

Shame on you! Now stop diverting attention, I shall have to spill the beans if nobody takes a stab at the lubricator!
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Post by plaques » 21 Feb 2014, 15:43

Can't have beans spilt especially in Barlick. So one last guess. Cylinder lubricator. Mixes with the steam inlet to give some cylinder lubrication. I think they used to have them on the appropriately named "Stanley" steamer.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Feb 2014, 06:17

True it's a cylinder lubricator and yes it's on Bancroft engine. The difference with this one is that it was originally designed for delivering tallow in the days when that was the only effective high temperature lubricant. So, it was redundant when fitted to the Bancroft engine which started in 1920 but I think some old-fashioned engineers still thought it was a good thing because tallow is an effective anti-scuffing agent, still used when fitting cotters, keys and stakes. I never used them because modern cylinder oils are far better. Try this one.... sorry, I was desperate..

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Post by Pluggy » 22 Feb 2014, 07:37

A tea light.
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Post by Cathy » 22 Feb 2014, 09:18

I'll go one further and say a scented tea-light (vanilla, lemon ?)
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Post by David Whipp » 22 Feb 2014, 10:16

Can't sense the flavour Stanley, but I think that's a fair cop.

How about this to keep you going?

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Post by Cathy » 22 Feb 2014, 10:49

Is it a template for sign painting?
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Post by plaques » 22 Feb 2014, 20:11

A "Whatnot" for putting on top of a toaster for burning things?

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Post by chinatyke » 23 Feb 2014, 01:42

plaques wrote:A "Whatnot" for putting on top of a toaster for burning things?
I must get one for the wife if it is a new way of burning things, she's very creative at black art in the kitchen. :sad:

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Post by Stanley » 23 Feb 2014, 03:55

Ahem! Hold on a minute! It isn't a tea light and has no scent at all.
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Post by David Whipp » 23 Feb 2014, 09:54

Sorry Stanley. Wild guess of bog roll holder on yours...

Mine's neither an aid to toasting or a sign writing template.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tripps » 23 Feb 2014, 12:38

David - I have no clue. (That's what people say now when they used to say I've no idea )

Stanley - a glass of something - white wine?
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Stanley » 24 Feb 2014, 05:26

Seeing as Young Whipp has jumped the queue I'll reveal all. It's a cheat, an end view of a Pritt Stick.
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Post by LizG » 24 Feb 2014, 07:03

What's a Pritt Stick?
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Post by Stanley » 24 Feb 2014, 07:09

A stick of solid glue Liz.

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Post by David Whipp » 24 Feb 2014, 07:39

Again, profuse apologies Stanley.

Anyone chewed over what mine is?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 24 Feb 2014, 13:04

Something on which to put a hot iron.

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Post by David Whipp » 24 Feb 2014, 15:47

chinatyke wrote:Something on which to put a hot iron.
Well, you could... but this isn't the intended purpose of the object.

Thinking about December's festivities may give you a clue.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Pluggy » 24 Feb 2014, 15:59

Is the battery part of the clue or is it just for scale ?
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