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Post by Gloria » 31 Mar 2020, 08:40

A bow and/or arrow?
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Post by PanBiker » 31 Mar 2020, 09:01

plaques wrote:
31 Mar 2020, 08:38
Just scrolled down and seen PanBikers answer. Spooky.
Just that great minds think alike P :biggrin2:
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Post by Tizer » 31 Mar 2020, 09:56

So has Plaques got it with his `throwing spear'?

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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2020, 12:34

Not really but I would have to have a heart of stone to refuse Gloria, Ian and P their result. Logic was dead right, Norman Stanley Fletcher. Fletcher is an arrow maker and that's what is happening in the image, using a tool made from deer antler to check and adjust the straightness of a blank that will become an arrow. (Good clue wasn't it. :biggrin2: )
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Post by Gloria » 31 Mar 2020, 13:15

I went on the back of Panbiker and Fletcher.
Brilliant clue Stanley.
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Post by plaques » 31 Mar 2020, 15:52

Tizer wrote:
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Plaques can tell us more now that he's in lockdown with a book on the subject!
. So has not to lose too much continuity with Tizer's T-Gewehr mystery object This is an extract from the book. Sorry about the distortion I hope you can live with it.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2020, 03:30

I shall have to get that book!
Can you tell me anything about this?

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Post by Gloria » 01 Apr 2020, 07:40

It's very ornate, not just a bog basic use.
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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2020, 07:56

True.......
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Post by Gloria » 01 Apr 2020, 08:33

Not sure of size, could it be a fancy pastry cutter?
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Post by Wendyf » 01 Apr 2020, 08:41

A measuring wheel?

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Post by PanBiker » 01 Apr 2020, 09:15

If it is, is it for measuring a cricket length if you don't have a chain?
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Post by Tizer » 01 Apr 2020, 09:20

Thanks for extracts from the WW1 book, Plaques. My photo came from `Armoured Warfare in the First World War 1916-1918' by Anthony Tucker-Jones, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd. I bought it reduced to £4.99 in our local museum shop but I was lucky. A quick scan of booksellers on the Web shows it at about £12 upwards, e.g. Book Dep.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2020, 11:27

Wendy is closest but not for cricket pitches.
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Post by plaques » 01 Apr 2020, 12:06

For measuring circumferences. I'm not sure if it gave the circumference as a direct measurement or the equivalent diameter, I guess it could have been marked up to do both.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Apr 2020, 12:24

That's close enough P. Commonly used by wheelwrights to measure the circumference of a wheel which equals the length of flat bar needed to make an iron tyre for the wheel.Known in the trade as a 'traveller'.
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Post by plaques » 01 Apr 2020, 17:04

Where can you see this? (hopefully I don't have to give any directions)
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Post by Marilyn » 01 Apr 2020, 22:29

Nice bottoms!

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Post by Stanley » 02 Apr 2020, 02:22

A guess. Townley Hall?
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Post by plaques » 02 Apr 2020, 08:31

I used this view so as not to embarrass the ladies and not to shame the gentlemen. :biggrin2:

A bit farther away from Burnley but don't ask directions.

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Post by Gloria » 02 Apr 2020, 12:10

Northumberland?
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Post by plaques » 02 Apr 2020, 13:47

Northumberland it is. This photo was taken last year but my first visit was almost 50 years ago. Can't believe it.

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Post by Stanley » 03 Apr 2020, 03:19

But where in Northumberland?
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Post by plaques » 03 Apr 2020, 07:27

A mechanical type of clue. There is a water turbine of the same name but presented in the french manner.

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Post by Stanley » 03 Apr 2020, 07:57

Pelton?
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