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by StoneRoad
26 Apr 2018, 09:07
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

the socket set version of adjustable spanner - very useful with partially nadgered nuts or hand-made stuff, especially the latter.
by StoneRoad
20 Apr 2018, 08:20
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Fascinating.

Now I have to work out what it is / does, as it certainly wasn't an ornament originally !

Something in a mill, I suspect ...
by StoneRoad
18 Apr 2018, 09:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Not so much courses as individual blocks, methinks.
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Just remembered I think I've seen something similar in sea defences and some land monuments, but sealed with lead ...
by StoneRoad
17 Apr 2018, 17:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

They look a bit like the feet you put under large plant pots to improve drainage / air flow ...
by StoneRoad
15 Apr 2018, 21:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Apologies for disappearing. Best friend's mother died at 0415 on Friday morning and I've been haring about the landscape ever since. Things have settled down enough that I can get on the laptop ... Answer, Fossilised paint layers ... specifically from the paint shop on a narrow gauge railway. Open F...
by StoneRoad
13 Apr 2018, 20:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry, no metal and not a fossil (seed or brussel sprout)

Would you like a clue ?
by StoneRoad
12 Apr 2018, 13:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Sorry, Maz and Stanley - not a gallstone
by StoneRoad
11 Apr 2018, 09:14
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

OK

How about this (ignore the title, it isn't a real clue)

Image
O&S - geode 1 of 3 par StoneRoad2013, on Ipernity

For scale, I think it was about one by two inches across before being sliced up.
by StoneRoad
10 Apr 2018, 17:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Mainly intended as a ship mounted defence against boarders. Christians got the round bullets, Muslim Turks the square shot (more damaging wounds and intended to persuade the Turks of the *benefits of Christianity). Could also fire a form of canister round - a container with 15/20 musket/pistol balls...
by StoneRoad
28 Mar 2018, 20:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Aircraft "drop" tanks for extending operational range
by StoneRoad
27 Mar 2018, 08:12
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

On some of the links on railway sites there were mentions at earby of branch to munitions site. Would that have been standard gauge and ww2? Some were standard gauge, others were not ... From my own memory banks (I'm not that old, this is from visits and restoration work I've been involved with) Th...
by StoneRoad
26 Mar 2018, 08:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It looks like the areas of "squares" are connected by trackways - possibly a narrow gauge railway ?
So, bomb stores ? or maybe ordinary ammunitions
by StoneRoad
24 Mar 2018, 09:49
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Date clue makes me think of shells, but the castings etc look more like parts for field guns (artillery pieces).

I know Boston Lodge (The Ffestiniog Railway's workshops) were used for producing shell casings and my memory of those images doesn't quite match the mystery picture.
by StoneRoad
23 Mar 2018, 13:13
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Nice lot of overhead belt driven machinery there. Including a large lathe. Toolmaker / foreman's glazed office (store).

Apart from the two large gear / flywheels - there are what look like either large oil pots or maybe small pumps on the main bench.

Looks like a stationary engine erecting shop !
by StoneRoad
21 Mar 2018, 14:11
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 231
Views: 25919

Re: Spam email

Any one been getting the b1tc0in stuff lately ?

I was getting a really significant number of them, but since the recent crash in value, this seems to have tailed off.

Like anything similar, straight into the spam and sender blocked.
by StoneRoad
21 Mar 2018, 13:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

"Atlantic Clipper" from the fin number, so not one of the ones that flew to Casablanca Conference or had any specific celebrity status. I suspect the pilots, even when under military "ownsership" in WW2 would have remained as PamAm staff.
(Churchill & Beaverbrook flew in a BOAC variant)
by StoneRoad
20 Mar 2018, 08:54
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COLD CALLS
Replies: 28
Views: 6977

Re: COLD CALLS

As for registering on-line with the real TPS - I've done a few for various elderly persons now. . Had the Microsoft virus one yesterday (first for months) and managed almost ten minutes before he twigged. I was using my lap top at the time so he would have heard me "typing" and muttering ! That's te...
by StoneRoad
19 Mar 2018, 14:56
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COLD CALLS
Replies: 28
Views: 6977

Re: COLD CALLS

*bump* First point - I am registered with the TPS, and have been for years. which seems toothless as it can do nowt about the overseas call centres, or even some of the home-grown pests. Secondly, the call centres seem to work in waves, both overseas and home-grown versions. It has got to the point ...
by StoneRoad
19 Mar 2018, 12:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I assume the liveries were painted on each side of the same aircraft. Well done ! That is what I should have thought about - especially as I've suggested similar for various restorations. (mainly railway carriages, with long histories including a change of owner ... one side and end in each, as wit...
by StoneRoad
17 Mar 2018, 17:37
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Playing together at the Paris Air Show 1970 (the same year they got past Mach 2)

or
the simultaneous landing at Dulles 24th May 1976 to celebrate start of scheduled services to USA
by StoneRoad
17 Mar 2018, 12:26
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Are they the first two Concordes to break the sound barrier - or maybe do Mach 2 ?
by StoneRoad
15 Mar 2018, 15:56
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

They look familiar to me, as well.
But I can't place the context, time to exercise the little grey cells !
by StoneRoad
12 Mar 2018, 16:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is that Ebony ?
by StoneRoad
09 Mar 2018, 11:20
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: And now for something........
Replies: 39
Views: 10498

Re: And now for something........

Ipernity is a fairly small site, to be honest, mainly for amateur, hobby and family photographers. The website will be going to https shortly, although sign in and payment are there already. If you just want lots of views (real or otherwise) fl***r and faceb00k seem to be the place and professionals...
by StoneRoad
09 Mar 2018, 09:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13046
Views: 483292

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

might also be polishing / jeweller's wax / rouge, although my first impression (sorry) was sealing wax.

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