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Location: Cheshire, United Kingdom

Older than I think I am.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
Jill found this on the shingle beach (not so much a beach as a very wide shingle field.) at Dungeness in Kent. quite near to Derek Jarmans Garden. in the shade of the very large and hideous power station.
Michael suggested it could be off Derek's pajama belt..but I fancy not.

Fuse Wire

fuse wire
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
Found in a mixed box of bits from an old shed on the Anderton boot sale recently.
PIFCO Fuse Wire.
5amp lighting
15amp heating
30amp power
1. Turn off main switch
2. Pul out fuses in turn until the one with broken wire is located.
3. Remove old wire and wipe porcelain 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

metal fuse wire (back)

metal fuse wire back
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
The back of the fuse wire packet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Archie's pencils

Archie's pencils
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
These are out of Archie's school pencil case.
Archie came home from school today and said he had been told off in English for fetching his biro apart (I used to do that all the time to see how they worked)..she threatend him with having to use a stubby pencil for the rest of the year if he didn't refrain from doing it (He had to fetch it apart again as he had missed a bit out.)..
Thats my boy.I am so proud.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Treena's Misc

Treena's Misc
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
A lovely collection of metal objects out of a bag of Misc Treena gave me. She said it was from the drawer of an old sewing machine.
The keys have "ACE 8" and ACE 12" stamped on them.