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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 12:09
by Bradders Bluesinger
Knitting / Haberdashery (Spell?).....?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 14:01
by PanBiker
Butchers shop, but which one?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 16:46
by Tizer
A woolly jumper shop!

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 07:00
by Stanley
Tiz is close. Remember the wool shop on Frank Street opposite the Pensioners? I think it was Wendy who had it. When she closed down I bought the sheep off her.

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No. I haven't got this in the front room! Fairly obvious what it is. Question is did it survive the demolition of the old Co-op building on Albert Road?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 10:53
by Bradders Bluesinger
AHEM !......who said Knitting ?...eh?....eh?. ;-}>
Have you noticed that wool (KNITTING) shops are so often owned by "Wendy" and the like ...Aaaah Bless! (I think there's one in Wadebridge....must have a look)
Apropo of nothing in particular , there used to be a curtain shop in Leicester (70's) called "The House of Glide Easy "....

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 13:46
by Moh
There used to be a brand of wool called Wendy Wool. I found a small pair of scissors in my mum's sewing box many years ago which have a screw which when turned keeps the blades apart - any idea what they would be used for?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 14:14
by Bradders Bluesinger
Un -picking hems....? (if they are small scissors)
...or "rip" cutting across the warp of cloth ? (if they are bigger)

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 20:08
by catgate
Moh wrote:......which have a screw which when turned keeps the blades apart - any idea what they would be used for?
It's for stopping them "falling out" with each other when they have nothing to do...you know..like kids do.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Feb 2012, 21:25
by Wendyf
As far as I can remember I have never never ever been the owner of a knitting wool shop.......though it would have been nice.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 05:28
by Stanley
Moh, I wonder whether it was a safety measure to avoid harm if a young child got hold of them? I can remember being puzzled by small cuts on the bottom of curtains at Hey Farm. Our Susan exploring the possibilities of the scissors she had found....

Here's another for you. Yes, it's a wooden ruler but what else?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 10:51
by PanBiker
You could use it to mark a vertical plumb line if you hung it on a pin in the wall.

Is it not also somewhere near the standard width of a warp on a Lancashire loom? I reckon it's out of the mill anyway.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 10:52
by Bradders Bluesinger
To do with Warp width ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 11:00
by catgate
It is one that could be bought on " 'change" for measuring apprentice tacklers prior to promoting them.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 11:34
by Moh
Re. the scissors - they cannot cut when screw is tightened but a child could soon tighten it.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 11:58
by Bradders Bluesinger
Any chance of a picture ,Moh ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 05:41
by Stanley
The ruler isn't from the mill. Have another think....

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 09:43
by Bodger
58" = 5 ft.? summat t'do wi shrinkage, i.e. pattern making, note not knittting

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 21:18
by StoneRoad
Lufkin folding rule 5ft in 1/8ths - how about architect / builders' estimating rule?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 23:58
by Bradders Bluesinger
Carpet / linoleum fitting ?
(what a lovely word...... L I N O W L E U M ....Rowan Atkinson springs readily to mind !)

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 04:13
by Stanley
All good tries and the carpet/lino one could be right but I favour measuring lengths of cloth because it is a one piece 5ft rule and I found it in the old Co-operative central store on Albert Road.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 09:28
by PanBiker
A dressmakers tape is also 5ft long. Which is why I suggested the cloth connection.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 06:30
by Stanley
Didn't know that Ian. I assumed it was something to do with the width a sales person could stretch their arms while measuring. Have a look at wildlife topic, Brad forced me to post one of my mystery objects!

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 09:30
by Julie in Norfolk
Thistle do? Pun time for Julie.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 05:45
by Stanley
Julie, you are obviously under-employed!

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 07:14
by Stanley
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