- Name: hazel
- Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom
Older than I think I am.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
sewing kit (front)
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
There is a wonderful museum in Willenhall of Padlocks..it was a small back yard industry there.
I read in a book that until the canals, industry in the black country was mainly small scale objects that could be carried by cart easily...pen nibs,padlocks,oins and chains
Monday, September 12, 2005
I can't understand why I have never collected these before...
My dad was in the TA(Territorial Army) and they are very familiar objects.
He also had a button polishing guard that I hope my mom still has..
If so I will include in on here.
It was just a longish shaped piece of Brass that you slid under the buttons,thus avoiding getting polish on your uniform.
ARP ...H & H LTD B'HAM
ARP ...CHENEY B'HAM
CD ...J.R.GAUNT & SON .LONDON
I starting to realise as I collect these objects that the thing I like about them is the writing...where they are made, who by, and in some cases instructions.
Objects that tell us things.
Back of button (detail)
Sunday, September 11, 2005
15 amp heating
30 Amp power
1.Turn off at main switch
2.Pull out fuses in turn until one with broken wire is located.
3.Remove the old wire and wipe procelain clean.
4.Insert a new length of wire of the correct type.
5.Replace fuse, close box and turn on main switch.
MADE IN ENGLAND
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Mark used them in the Navy when working on pumps and valves to measure clearances on bushings - too big and they had to be replaced so the equipment didn't leak.
Thank you Mark.