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Post by Tizer » 07 Jan 2020, 11:15

How did they break the ice with the boat, did they rock it end to end or side to side?

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Post by PanBiker » 07 Jan 2020, 11:24

Vertical posts on the boat were for rocking from side to side as it was towed along.
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Post by Tizer » 07 Jan 2020, 11:41

Similar then to the ice boats on the rivers and canals down here. A local one had a horizontal bar running down the length of the boat at a person's waist height. Men stood on both sides of the bar, grasped it and rocked it side to side. Thick ice on the River Severn used to be a big problem for the owners and crews of the wind-driven trows which plied up and down the river and estuary. The crews often left the boats, added ribbons and bells to their clothes and went Morris dancing in the local villages! All that changed and the owners breathed a sigh of relief when the coal-fired power stations were built alongside the waterways - warm water from the stations kept the river open in winter. Of course, they also benefited from a boost to the trade in coal.

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Post by Stanley » 08 Jan 2020, 04:34

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You posted this pic and another in 2015 Tiz.
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Can anyone tell me what this is called and who uses it.....
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Post by Cathy » 09 Jan 2020, 05:37

Is it a Leather Punch for creating holes to thread leather lacing thru?
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jan 2020, 06:48

No Cathy but you are on the right track. It's concerned with holes.
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Post by Gloria » 09 Jan 2020, 08:31

Is it for making a slit?
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Post by Bodger » 09 Jan 2020, 08:55

Poker for Swiss cheese

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Post by Big Kev » 09 Jan 2020, 09:32

'Podger' for lining up bolt holes in steelwork...
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Post by Stanley » 09 Jan 2020, 13:19

Sorry but no to all of you. You're all on roughly the right track but not there yet. Clue, I thought Wendy would get this one! And remember, I want the unique name for it.
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Post by Gloria » 09 Jan 2020, 14:52

Swaging holes in horse shoes?
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Post by Tizer » 09 Jan 2020, 15:41

Gloria's answer sounds right to me! :smile:

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Post by Gloria » 09 Jan 2020, 18:07

Looked it's name up....pritchel.
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Post by Wendyf » 09 Jan 2020, 18:15

Good work Gloria, I wouldn't have known what is was, my brain read it as wooden.

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Post by Big Kev » 09 Jan 2020, 19:53

I must confess to doing a Google search on the image...
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Post by plaques » 09 Jan 2020, 21:07

Other than the odd postbox this is the only piece of Edward V111 wrought ironwork on pubic display in Burnley or in Pendle. Does anyone know where it is?

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jan 2020, 03:26

Spot on Gloria and the correct name as well. Remember Pritchel holes in anvils?
Is the ironwork in Padiham Town Hall, I think it was built at about that time....
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 10 Jan 2020, 09:39

A couple of clues. Burnley government controlled building for the workshy?

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jan 2020, 09:44

A labour exchange?
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Post by plaques » 10 Jan 2020, 10:05

Spot on Stanley. The labour exchange on Finsley gate. Now under private occupancy. The last time I visited these hallowed halls was to register for my National Service.

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Post by Tizer » 10 Jan 2020, 10:29

Where and what is this mystery object?

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Post by Stanley » 10 Jan 2020, 13:34

Good P! That was a desperate suggestion....
Tiz, is it a look out platform on a harbour breakwater? On second thoughts it could be on a hill.....
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria » 10 Jan 2020, 14:28

A folly somewhere, looks like it's had an addition?
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Tizer » 10 Jan 2020, 16:49

Neither of those but it is in an elevated position.

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