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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cigarette cards

Ciggy cards
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
How do we manage now without cigarette cards?
They were a mine of useful information.
The first one shows how to avoid getting superfluous paint on the floor boards whilst painting the skirting boards, using only a piece of metal sheet.
The second one shows us the workings of an acetylene lamp, which according to the card are very useful for bikes and motorcars.
The third shows three ways to secure your house, securing keys by stout spring wire, a wooden block to stop window catches being forced and a stout wedge to keep a door shut...a lot of things must have been "stout" in those days.....
Michael found a box of these cards today at the boot sale on the donkey farm..I stole these from it..

Sunday, March 07, 2010

A very odd Kazoo

Library - 1373
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
Found at Blackmere Curiosity shop.

Kazoo (detail)

Library - 1375
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
How the kazoo is joined onto the trumpet extension.

Kazoo (detail)

Library - 1376
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal
The sound hole.