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Post by Marilyn » 12 Feb 2012, 23:33

Then there was the constipated mathematician who, when confronted with a problem, worked it out with a pencil.

Any new mystery objects then? :drunk:

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Post by Marilyn » 13 Feb 2012, 06:44

Fly trap, wasp trap or rain gauge?
Or possibly a 'shaper' for a cone of lollies or chips?

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Post by Gearce » 13 Feb 2012, 06:47

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:
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Post by Nolic » 13 Feb 2012, 07:49

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
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Post by Stanley » 13 Feb 2012, 08:34

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!
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Shepherds whistle? Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 14 Feb 2012, 08:17

Clever bugger! Yes but how many would have known?
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Post by Marilyn » 14 Feb 2012, 08:36

Dog whistle.
Or possibly a tyre pressure gauge.

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Post by Tizer » 14 Feb 2012, 09:53

A radio-frequency device for tracking enemies of the government - how did you get it off your leg Stanley? :wink:

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Post by catgate » 14 Feb 2012, 10:38

It's a beltity chass.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 14 Feb 2012, 10:41

Just a guess ...Shot firer's whistle ?

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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2012, 07:12

Well done Maz! It's an Acme Silent Dog Whistle. Great fun, it has a strange effect on dogs up on the park!
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 15 Feb 2012, 07:42

I am fast coming to the conclusion that your whole house must be inundated with mystery objects. Have just woken one of mine btw...
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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2012, 08:24

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.
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Post by PanBiker » 15 Feb 2012, 09:19

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:
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Post by Stanley » 15 Feb 2012, 09:46

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.
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Post by catgate » 15 Feb 2012, 13:47

Arnold Fordingham & Son
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Occasion ?
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 15 Feb 2012, 17:22

Did there used to be a Branch of Dewhurst's Butchers in Barlick ?

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Post by Stanley » 16 Feb 2012, 05:28

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.
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Post by Nolic » 16 Feb 2012, 07:39

Was it a carpet shop? Nolic
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Post by Stanley » 16 Feb 2012, 07:42

Getting close Comrade. Keep thinking along those lines. Quite obviously connected with wool.....
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