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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 12 Sep 2018, 03:51

It's an ex-WD golf ball cover to stop the ball getting wet, issued to officers only. The object would be removed by a squaddie when the officer was ready.

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Post by Stanley » 12 Sep 2018, 05:48

Nice thought.... I once bought an ex-WD officer's truss at Williamson's. But no sorry, imaginative but nowhere near the truth. Clue, think weaving......
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Post by plaques » 12 Sep 2018, 07:42

Ok 'Brother' Stanley. Why is everybody picking on me? I'll be spitting oily feathers in a bit. Ken Dodd's tickling stick holder.

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Post by Stanley » 13 Sep 2018, 03:32

He's got it but typically P is being obtuse. It's a conical tinplate oil holder that hung on the loom frame with a feather in it for transferring the oil..... Well done. Now give us the next one!

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Post by Gloria » 13 Sep 2018, 06:54

That was a good one Stanley.
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Post by plaques » 13 Sep 2018, 07:59

Dad was a tackler from just after the war until the firm closed down. Later when I got my first motorbike I would sit in the tacklers cabin waiting to take him home. I've still got a lot of his spanners and bit and pieces in a box in my garage. They don't fit anything now-a-days but I can't bring myself to throw them away.

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Post by Tizer » 13 Sep 2018, 08:51

After Plaques's statue mystery object I couldn't resist posting this one. Who does it represent?

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Post by PanBiker » 13 Sep 2018, 08:56

Percy Thrower?
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Post by Tizer » 13 Sep 2018, 09:27

I can see why you suggest him, Ian. Good try, but I'm sorry to say it's wrong! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 13 Sep 2018, 09:51

Rolling your sleeves up preparatory to getting down to forwarding the war effort?

P, you're right about tackler's spanners, they don't fit modern sizes. The square headed bolts and nuts used on Lancashire looms were an archaic size and I'll take a small bet that if you look at your dad's spanners they will be stamped 'Sacason' and numbered 1 to 7. That wasn't the only maker but recognised as the best and very popular.
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Post by plaques » 13 Sep 2018, 12:19

The clothing style doesn't look English . Perhaps American. I'll go for Henry Ford. At least I've entered the race!

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Post by Tizer » 13 Sep 2018, 19:15

You're in the race but, sorry, it's the wrong answer. Try closer to home! :smile:

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Post by Tripps » 13 Sep 2018, 19:41

Bill Sowerbutts of Ashton Under Lyne ?
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Post by Stanley » 14 Sep 2018, 02:39

Henry Royce about to shove his arm down a toilet drain in the works to clear a blockage? (Don't laugh, it happened.....)
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Post by Tizer » 14 Sep 2018, 08:14

Bill and Henry might be the spitting image of this man but he has a CBE and I doubt that Bill and Henry have that! This statue has only recently been erected and I've found surprisingly little about it in the news even though most people in Britain will have heard of him and many will benefit from his endeavours frequently.

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Post by plaques » 14 Sep 2018, 15:01

Taking the word 'endeavours' as a clue to be ship related Captain Cook and all that, I'll try Sir Robert 'Robin' Knox Johnston.

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Post by PostmanPete » 14 Sep 2018, 20:25

I think it's Ken Morrison, of Morrisons supermarkets?
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Post by Stanley » 15 Sep 2018, 02:26

You could be right.......
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PostmanPete wrote:
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I think it's Ken Morrison, of Morrisons supermarkets?
Spot on, well done! The bronze statue, created by Graham Ibbeson, commemorates Sir Ken Morrison CBE who `turned family stalls in Bradford markets into a supermarket chain'. The plinth has the inscription `Sir Ken Morrison CBE: A consummate retailer'. I got the details from a nib in The Times; it doesn't say where the statue is but I guess it will be in Bradford which is also where the supermarket's HQ is located.

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Post by PostmanPete » 15 Sep 2018, 18:31

It is indeed situated outside Morrisons HQ in Bradford.

Graham also created the statue of Eric Morecambe on Morecambe seafront and also the Eric and Ernie statue in the Winter Gardens at Blackpool.

He also did my favourites Stan and Ollie in Ulverston. :smile:
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 16 Sep 2018, 02:52

I thought he was right..... Isn't it wonderful what esoteric things you learn from OG!
Try this one.....

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria » 16 Sep 2018, 07:33

Is it George Wahington?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 16 Sep 2018, 08:21

Thomas Jefferson. He had a bit more hair than Washington and probably more teeth.

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Post by PanBiker » 16 Sep 2018, 08:32

I was infection from rotten teeth combined with quincy that did for George wasn't it?
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Post by Stanley » 17 Sep 2018, 02:53

P has it..... Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
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