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Post by Gloria » 11 Nov 2019, 08:27

Is it for twisting the wire which holds picket fencing together?
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Post by Cathy » 11 Nov 2019, 08:40

Does it somehow put a separation barrier in place?
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Post by PanBiker » 11 Nov 2019, 08:55

Is it a scraper for use in cheese making, separating the curds?
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Post by Marilyn » 11 Nov 2019, 09:37

A cooper's tool in barrel making?
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Post by Stanley » 11 Nov 2019, 09:42

The picket fence is very close but you need to think of an older technology using natural materials.
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Post by Gloria » 11 Nov 2019, 10:43

Willow fencing?
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Post by Wendyf » 11 Nov 2019, 11:46

Following on from Gloria's comment ....are we talking hurdles? Is it a tool for splitting or shaving willow or hazel?

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Post by Stanley » 12 Nov 2019, 03:04

You have both got there! It's a hurdle maker's axe for cutting the mortice holes in the thicker uprights.
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Post by Bodger » 12 Nov 2019, 07:50

If you were sat downstairs on a double decker bus , in front of you could be a sign, "Mind your head when rising " Why ?

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Post by Gloria » 12 Nov 2019, 08:12

Were you sat under the stairs?
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Post by Tizer » 12 Nov 2019, 10:03

Or you were sat on the sideways bench seat which was over the wheel and had a step up to it, so it was higher than other seats.

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Post by Tripps » 12 Nov 2019, 10:33

Some North Western buses had 4 across bench seats upstairs, and the access was via a sort of lowered 'trench' on the right hand side. Thus the head room downstairs was reduced on that side?
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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2019, 03:26

I think David is right, they were low headroom designs and the height of the upstairs cabin was reduced by making the walk way lower and along the off side. The only ones I have seen were the North Western Road Car Company.
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Post by Bodger » 13 Nov 2019, 08:03

Tripps & Stanley correct, i didn't know that it was only Northwestern that had them, for a while i lived in the corner of Cheshire, Derbyshire, % Lancs, and they serviced that area

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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2019, 08:59

Bodge, I'm not saying that only North Western had them but they certainly operated out of Stockport.
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Post by Gloria » 13 Nov 2019, 12:03

I think I know. Is it some sort of old plough?
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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 02:54

She's too good! Yes it's a ploughshare but to complete the answer tell me what it's made of and why it is special!
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Post by Gloria » 14 Nov 2019, 08:08

It doesn't look like its been used much, no chips in it, looks like bronze??
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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 08:23

It's brand new Gloria and no, it's not bronze. Concentrate on what it has to do and the attrition on it.
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Post by Gloria » 14 Nov 2019, 08:57

Does it turn something other than soil?
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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 08:59

No Gloria, a standard Ransome plough. But think of the wear!!
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Post by Gloria » 14 Nov 2019, 09:04

Cast iron?
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Post by Tizer » 14 Nov 2019, 11:04

Mushett's steel?

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Post by Stanley » 14 Nov 2019, 14:02

Cast Iron yes Gloria. But CI is soft, what makes it harder and better able to withstand wear?
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Post by Gloria » 14 Nov 2019, 14:36

Spheroidal graphite?? Cast iron.
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