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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 16 Feb 2012, 12:09

Knitting / Haberdashery (Spell?).....?

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Post by PanBiker » 16 Feb 2012, 14:01

Butchers shop, but which one?
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Post by Tizer » 16 Feb 2012, 16:46

A woolly jumper shop!

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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2012, 07:00

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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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 17 Feb 2012, 10:53

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 "....

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Post by Moh » 17 Feb 2012, 13:46

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?
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 17 Feb 2012, 14:14

Un -picking hems....? (if they are small scissors)
...or "rip" cutting across the warp of cloth ? (if they are bigger)

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Post by catgate » 17 Feb 2012, 20:08

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.

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Post by Wendyf » 17 Feb 2012, 21:25

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.

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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2012, 05:28

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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Post by PanBiker » 18 Feb 2012, 10:51

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.
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 18 Feb 2012, 10:52

To do with Warp width ?

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Post by catgate » 18 Feb 2012, 11:00

It is one that could be bought on " 'change" for measuring apprentice tacklers prior to promoting them.

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Post by Moh » 18 Feb 2012, 11:34

Re. the scissors - they cannot cut when screw is tightened but a child could soon tighten it.
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 18 Feb 2012, 11:58

Any chance of a picture ,Moh ?

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Post by Stanley » 19 Feb 2012, 05:41

The ruler isn't from the mill. Have another think....
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Post by Bodger » 19 Feb 2012, 09:43

58" = 5 ft.? summat t'do wi shrinkage, i.e. pattern making, note not knittting

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Post by StoneRoad » 19 Feb 2012, 21:18

Lufkin folding rule 5ft in 1/8ths - how about architect / builders' estimating rule?
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 19 Feb 2012, 23:58

Carpet / linoleum fitting ?
(what a lovely word...... L I N O W L E U M ....Rowan Atkinson springs readily to mind !)

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Post by Stanley » 20 Feb 2012, 04:13

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.
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Post by PanBiker » 20 Feb 2012, 09:28

A dressmakers tape is also 5ft long. Which is why I suggested the cloth connection.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Feb 2012, 06:30

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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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 21 Feb 2012, 09:30

Thistle do? Pun time for Julie.
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Post by Stanley » 22 Feb 2012, 05:45

Julie, you are obviously under-employed!
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