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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 23:33
by Marilyn
Then there was the constipated mathematician who, when confronted with a problem, worked it out with a pencil.

Any new mystery objects then? :drunk:

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 05:14
by Stanley
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 06:44
by Marilyn
Fly trap, wasp trap or rain gauge?
Or possibly a 'shaper' for a cone of lollies or chips?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 06:47
by Gearce
Marilyn wrote:Then there was the constipated mathematician who, when confronted with a problem, worked it out with a pencil.

Any new mystery objects then? :drunk:
Nice one Marilyn

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 07:49
by Nolic
Its an oil tin for a loom. The oil was stored in the tin which hung on the side of the loom. The fine oil was applied with a feather to the bars where the ends of the picking sticks ran. Stanley knows what I mean eve=n if I don't know the names. Nolic

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 08:34
by Stanley
Nolic is dead right, a lovely little example of the tinsmith's art. There were hundreds and thousands of them but I wonder how many survived.
Bugger! I shall have to think of another one now!

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 09:00
by Stanley
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 07:45
by Nolic
Shepherds whistle? Nolic

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 08:17
by Stanley
Clever bugger! Yes but how many would have known?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 08:24
by Stanley
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 08:36
by Marilyn
Dog whistle.
Or possibly a tyre pressure gauge.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 09:53
by Tizer
A radio-frequency device for tracking enemies of the government - how did you get it off your leg Stanley? :wink:

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 10:38
by catgate
It's a beltity chass.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Feb 2012, 10:41
by Bradders Bluesinger
Just a guess ...Shot firer's whistle ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 07:12
by Stanley
Well done Maz! It's an Acme Silent Dog Whistle. Great fun, it has a strange effect on dogs up on the park!

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 07:42
by Julie in Norfolk
I am fast coming to the conclusion that your whole house must be inundated with mystery objects. Have just woken one of mine btw...

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 08:24
by Stanley
It is Jules, my daughters reckon it should be preserved as a museum when I die! I shall go for a root and find the next one.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 09:19
by PanBiker
Stanley wrote:Well done Maz! It's an Acme Silent Dog Whistle.
Trust Stanley to have a stock of Acme products, I'm waiting for the Rocket Roller Skates, beloved of Mr While E Coyote! :laugh5:

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 09:46
by Stanley
Ah, Roadrunner! One of my favourite cartoons. It was always Acme blasting powder wasn't it!

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Dead easy, but here's the twist. Whose shop window was graced by these three for years? I bought them when it closed down.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 13:47
by catgate
Arnold Fordingham & Son
3, Midbury Place
Holdchurch
Rochdale

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 16:17
by Pluggy
Occasion ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 17:22
by Bradders Bluesinger
Did there used to be a Branch of Dewhurst's Butchers in Barlick ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 05:28
by Stanley
You've not got there yet. I'll leave it another day to see if anyone gets it. Thousands of people must have seen them in the town centre.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 07:39
by Nolic
Was it a carpet shop? Nolic

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 07:42
by Stanley
Getting close Comrade. Keep thinking along those lines. Quite obviously connected with wool.....