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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Marilyn » 09 Jul 2018, 05:12

I look upon it more suspiciously now and with a certain distaste.
Please tell me it wasn't used for "the unkindest cut of all" ( circumcision)

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Post by Stanley » 09 Jul 2018, 05:37

I think you may be getting warm Maz! I hadn't thought of that.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 09 Jul 2018, 08:44

Stanley's got it! It's a scarifier, or scarificator, used for `safely' bleeding patients instead of using a scalpel in the days when bleeding was seen as a `cure all'. Apply the device to the patients skin. One lever cocks the spring ready to fire; the other releases the spring which causes the blade to flick out and pierce the skin. More information here: LINK

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jul 2018, 02:29

The shape of the blade triggered me. Very similar to the fleam used by vets.....

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Post by Big Kev » 10 Jul 2018, 06:42

Releasing stomach gases in horses?
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Post by Gloria » 10 Jul 2018, 07:56

Big Kev wrote:
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Releasing stomach gases in horses?
Never known that used on horses, but, maybe on cows?
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Post by chinatyke » 10 Jul 2018, 09:46

Gloria wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 07:56
Big Kev wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 06:42
Releasing stomach gases in horses?
Never known that used on horses, but, maybe on cows?
..and sheep.

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Post by Big Kev » 10 Jul 2018, 11:19

It was only a guess :biggrin2:
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Post by chinatyke » 10 Jul 2018, 13:13

Big Kev wrote:
10 Jul 2018, 11:19
It was only a guess :biggrin2:
I'm with you, for releasing gas trapped under the skin of farm animals.

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Post by Stanley » 11 Jul 2018, 03:06

You've all got it. It's a trocar and cannula used mainly for releasing trapped gases in the paunch or rumen of a cow. Usually caused by early growth grass and can be fatal. The vet's name for the condition is Tympanites of the Paunch or Rumen......

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Post by Stanley » 12 Jul 2018, 04:10

Try this, another oldie!

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Post by Gloria » 12 Jul 2018, 08:01

Oh how dinky is that? No idea what it is but I like it. Love the box.
Just having a stab, are they made of cork or wood?
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Post by Stanley » 13 Jul 2018, 02:20

They are tiny cylindrical wooden containers Gloria with tight fitting lids. Question is, what's in them?
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Post by Gloria » 13 Jul 2018, 08:27

Don't really know. Weights or packing of some sort?
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Post by Stanley » 14 Jul 2018, 03:15

No Gloria, clue, the numbers on the lids denote size in thousandths of an inch.
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Post by Gloria » 14 Jul 2018, 07:17

Last attempt......... For gauging internal diameter of a tube?
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Post by Tizer » 14 Jul 2018, 07:56

Do they contain standard samples of thread of some kind?

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Post by Stanley » 15 Jul 2018, 03:19

Sorry Tiz, no. They could be used for that Gloria. They are watchmaker's drills. The set is ex-WD and I got them at that wonderful shop in Oldham, I always forget the name. Dirt cheap and I have never used them!
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Post by Gloria » 15 Jul 2018, 07:23

Interesting, but what would the little cap attached to the drill spindle be used as?
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Post by chinatyke » 15 Jul 2018, 14:31

Stanley wrote:
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Sorry Tiz, no. They could be used for that Gloria. They are watchmaker's drills. The set is ex-WD and I got them at that wonderful shop in Oldham, I always forget the name. Dirt cheap and I have never used them!
Next one?
Was it Williams in Hollins Road, Oldham? I've a feeling there was another place I've also used in Oldham.

Just had another thought, was it Williamson? And yet another memory, was it Mumps Mill or Mumps Cross or something like that?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Steeplejerk » 15 Jul 2018, 19:32

Mumps bridge,they sold a lot of ex military gear aswell ,tools etc...remember it well !
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 16 Jul 2018, 02:39

:good:

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2018, 03:19

That's the place.
Gloria, if you mean the brass pulley, it was for driving the spindle.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 17 Jul 2018, 05:38

I once bought an ex-WD truss, officers for the use of there. The lads hung it on the wall in the site hut at Ellenroad and labelled it 'The Ellenroad Truss. For emergency use only!"

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 17 Jul 2018, 08:31

Found in Michael Gove's desk with `Boris' written on it?

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