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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

hook open


hook open
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
I found this hook in a tea caddy tin on Crewe market. The tin contained an assortment of metal things.
When the hook is folded shut it is only about 3cm long.
It could have been a button hook, but it looks a bit too small for that.

6 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan said...

Not quite sure what a button hook is... but it looks like something that might help you lace your boots... but I'm not sure how.

23 May, 2006  
Blogger michael said...

Hazel said..
A button hook was used way way back when boots were fastened by small buttons. the hook used to aid fastening as it must have been quite tough trying to button tight leather boots.
I have some more examples of hooks..Will find you some hooks that I know are button hooks for sure.

24 May, 2006  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Well I can lace up my Doc Martens without the aid... I'm still not getting it...

24 May, 2006  
Blogger hazel said...

you need to imagine trying to pull a tortoise through a rubber seal that is way way too small for a tortoise...and then you will get the idea..it would be a lot easier with a strong metal hook....
or may be just imagine trying to pull a round fat button through a tight leather slit and that might help too!..and the boot is very tight too..long buttoned up boots..
bit like a needle threader!!

26 May, 2006  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Ah, right... Im getting it... but where would you place the hook on the tortoise???

26 May, 2006  
Blogger Wastedpapiers said...

Ha ha!

09 March, 2012  

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