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Older than I think I am.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Toy Farm Implement


A lovely toy farm implement , found at Emmaus by Steph Decie. Made of metal and plastic.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cheap Chinese Padlock


Another object off the same stall at Moss Farm.

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Thing?? now known as a Mohr Pinchcock Clamp.


Another object off the stall at Moss Farm which came with a story, another story I am really not sure about. The man said it was a medical item and was used as a tourniquet for a bleeding finger...is it though?  Not knowing what else it might be I will have to go with that until advised otherwise.
Patent Number 645514

Michael just told me that someone on Flickr said it is called a MOHR PINCHCOCK CLAMP, and is used on tubes to regulate the flow of liquids or gas..so it is medical.....but not as gory..

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Camera Lens Brush


This twists and the brush is revealed, like a lipstick.

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What is it really? Judges Wig Powder Pot.


I always like a good story with an object, and I bought a few things off the same stall at Moss Farm, just because the man said this wasn't a pepper pot..."yes indeed that is what it looks like, but it is actually a pot to hold powder to dust the wig of a judge" he said...he swore that is what it is...not sure myself.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Toilet Detonator"

Archie is clearing out his room and gave me this wonderful novelty.



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

An Awl for All



A wonderful present from Alex Woodall, when we met in Stockport last week. It also comes with thread and instructions.



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Cheroot Cutter?



The lady who sold me this in the Nantwich Antique fair wasn't sure what it was, we both agree it was to hold a razor blade and could well be a cheroot cutter. (a cheroot is a cigar with both ends open). But neither of know why it has measurements on it?

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Compass



Found on Nantwich market.( size of a pound coin)

Monday, July 04, 2016

Marvellous Pins


Need I say more.....


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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Metal Spinning Top



Nicely engineered spinning top found in a charity shop today.....it flips itself onto the rod if you spin it fast....although it should be called "The seemingly impossible balancer".

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