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by chinatyke
07 Mar 2021, 02:32
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Originally I thought it could be a hydraulic fluid pump and then decided against it, but then suggested it was a h.p. oil pump. I've no idea. I must pay more attention to what you refurbish! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
07 Mar 2021, 01:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5673
Views: 428592

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I've got poor connectivity to websites outside China, e.g. Outlook/Hotmail is useless at the moment. It always happens when there is a big government assembly in Beijing. Somehow they restrict normal access, I presume to conserve the bandwidth for their own purposes, or to censor information. Funnil...
by chinatyke
06 Mar 2021, 14:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It doesn't ring any bells with me! Looks to have a groove with a seal inside it. Is it some sort of automatic oiler, chain driven as Big Kev said?
by chinatyke
06 Mar 2021, 11:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: 06 Mar 2021, 08:40 Ah...... I think you know what it is. Are you listening China? Is this ringing any bells with you?
Ken, I need to know what the 'thingy' is!
I'm listening but still have no idea. Do I get a point for thingy?

Bells as used in sprinkler systems?
by chinatyke
06 Mar 2021, 06:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

A type of clutch drive? Guessing in the dark!
by chinatyke
06 Mar 2021, 03:39
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677404

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Big Kev wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 18:29 3% on £1k is a lot better than the 0.01% on the rest of their savings options.
Wait until you get negative interest rates like they have in some parts of the eurozone! Although I suppose it is the same as paying bank fees for the safe custody of your money.
by chinatyke
06 Mar 2021, 03:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Self-centring lathe thingie-mi-bob?
by chinatyke
05 Mar 2021, 05:07
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 2233
Views: 136680

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

Teaching English in China? On his 70th birthday, a man was given a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate was for a consultation with an Indian medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumoured to have a simple cure for erectile dysfunction. The husband went to the reservation a...
by chinatyke
05 Mar 2021, 00:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

High pressure oil pump for bearings on a steam engine?
by chinatyke
05 Mar 2021, 00:12
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677404

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Tizer wrote: 04 Mar 2021, 10:57
chinatyke wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 14:34
Stanley wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 14:12 Just filled my census return in. As usual religion is Jedi. :biggrin2:
How many options are there for gender?
How many would you like? :extrawink:
2 only.
by chinatyke
04 Mar 2021, 06:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks familiar but I haven't a clue what it is!
by chinatyke
03 Mar 2021, 14:34
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12841
Views: 677404

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 14:12 Just filled my census return in. As usual religion is Jedi. :biggrin2:
How many options are there for gender?
by chinatyke
03 Mar 2021, 06:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: 03 Mar 2021, 03:59 Sorry, no right answer yet but I get the idea Peter is teasing me....
Like Victoria's secret? Amoral? No! :extrawink:
by chinatyke
02 Mar 2021, 11:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 1228
Views: 34262

Re: Seen in the News

Cathy wrote: 28 Feb 2021, 10:41 It just doesn’t stop. It’s high-time the relevant scientists and manufacturers came up with something we can use , without it eventually harming our planet and creatures.
Paper bags made from properly managed forests?
by chinatyke
01 Mar 2021, 16:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 13:01 What's a CAF gasket?
It was the material of construction of the gasket: compressed asbestos fibre. Widely used on steam and chemical lines. I was just indicating that there was a space to insert a screwdriver!
by chinatyke
01 Mar 2021, 12:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

.. and had a CAF gasket in them!
by chinatyke
01 Mar 2021, 08:17
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 04:44 ... for splitting joints in flanged pipes mainly but any mechanical joint. ...
I use a flat-blade screwdriver for that!
by chinatyke
28 Feb 2021, 12:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 14193
Views: 628813

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it a wedge? Used for splitting courses of brickworks? Would a steeplejack use it?
by chinatyke
25 Feb 2021, 13:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 5335
Views: 271630

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Col had a telephone consultation with the oncologist yesterday and the chemo has been very effective, shrinking the tumour to about 7mm and destroying any cancer in the surrounding lymph nodes. The operation will go ahead as planned, just waiting for a date now. Great news, Colin and Wendy. I've be...
by chinatyke
25 Feb 2021, 12:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9075
Views: 426935

Re: POLITICS CORNER

:extrawink:
by chinatyke
25 Feb 2021, 05:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 9075
Views: 426935

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Who is running the World? Biden,Putin and Xi were arguing on who is in charge of the world? USA, Russia, or China ? Without any conclusion, they turned to Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, and asked him "Who is in charge of the world?" Modi replied "Well! All I know is: 1. Google/Alphabet CE...
by chinatyke
23 Feb 2021, 16:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2581
Views: 185356

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

China is trying to compete with the US $ (dollar) hegemonic power by raising its own bit currency "mimibit" or something like that. No paper or cash changing hands for months now. They are actually well in advance of the rest of the world. No wonder Trump wanted to demonise them. The only Chinese e...
by chinatyke
23 Feb 2021, 13:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 2581
Views: 185356

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

Stanley wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 12:27 HSBC... I shall worry when they tell me my local branch is in Hong Kong!
I used to have an account at the main HSBC bank in Hong Kong. The manager denied they were part of China. That was in 2006.
by chinatyke
22 Feb 2021, 15:56
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 4122
Views: 230755

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

It was glassed steel or iron like the old vitreous enamelled baths. I suppose you could have it any colour but blue is also widely used in the chemical and food processing industries. It does get damaged and spark testing was the way contact points were found. Someone went inside the vessel holding ...
by chinatyke
22 Feb 2021, 10:37
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5673
Views: 428592

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

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That's not the full story, though.
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