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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Gloria » 10 Apr 2020, 07:41

I would never have got that. A very good one.
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Post by chinatyke » 10 Apr 2020, 07:51

Gloria wrote:
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I would never have got that. A very good one.
Neither would I without some major clues. But when the penny drops it is so obvious!

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Post by Stanley » 10 Apr 2020, 08:26

That's what I kept thinking, "Surely they'll see through this one!"
Someone bring the next one up?
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Post by Stanley » 10 Apr 2020, 12:07

You appear to be waiting for manna from heaven... See whether this will do.

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Post by plaques » 10 Apr 2020, 16:26

That we've had it before. Is that good enough? :biggrin2:

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Post by Big Kev » 10 Apr 2020, 17:18

Is it for oiling up jobs on the lathe? Used as a brush?
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Post by chinatyke » 11 Apr 2020, 01:27

plaques wrote:
10 Apr 2020, 16:26
That we've had it before. Is that good enough? :biggrin2:
Me too! I'll keep quiet.

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Post by Stanley » 11 Apr 2020, 02:09

:biggrin2: Now, some guesses/answers?
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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 03:13

You need a clue. Sometimes chain is better than string.
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Post by plaques » 12 Apr 2020, 07:01

Stanley wrote:
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Now, some guesses/answers?
Stanley has spoken now get weaving. :laugh5:

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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 07:17

He knows you know...... A Good Clue!! :biggrin2:
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Post by Gloria » 12 Apr 2020, 07:31

Is it for dusting bits off a loom?
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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 07:48

Sorry Gloria but no. Think of them as individual chains and look at what P said!
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Post by Wendyf » 12 Apr 2020, 07:51

Something to do with heddles?

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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 07:58

I think that's near enough but perhaps you'd better spell it out or Gloria might shout foul! (She'd be right to actually)
So, exactly what?
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Post by Wendyf » 12 Apr 2020, 08:12

I don't know! :biggrin2:

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Post by Stanley » 13 Apr 2020, 03:49

'Used instead of string'?

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Post by Stanley » 14 Apr 2020, 03:12

I think we need to hit this one over the head.
If you look at the picture above you'll see that these are sets of healds and reeds, some call them heddles, waiting to be married up to a weaver's beam. Notice the strings hung down from the top stave of the healds. These were used for attaching the head to the loom. At Bancroft we always used string but in mills where more modern healds were used chains were used instead. The mystery object is a bunch of these chains ready for use.
So the answer is they are heald chains and Wendy got there but didn't know exactly. I reckon she was good enough, it was a hard one.
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Post by Stanley » 15 Apr 2020, 03:35

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Can you tell me why Ernie Roberts, tackler and gent at Bancroft Shed in 1978, is fooling about with this fur hat?
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Post by Gloria » 15 Apr 2020, 08:40

Something to do with power cuts?
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Post by Tizer » 15 Apr 2020, 15:42

Was it a cold winter in 1978, perhaps? :extrawink:

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Post by chinatyke » 15 Apr 2020, 23:34

A small piece of fur was used inside shuttles so maybe that was the reason he had it in the stores.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Apr 2020, 02:03

Ah China has it! He's right, a small piece of fur was used inside the nose of the shuttle to but a brake on the yarn as it came off the cop. This stopped it from 'ballooning' and snarling up. Mill providers used to sell rabbit fur but Bancroft were too mean to spend the money and so weavers brought in old items of fur clothing. A weaver has just brought this hat in....
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Post by plaques » 16 Apr 2020, 07:10

By-the -way we've had it before. Always reminds me of the joke of when Prince Charles arrive at the Burnley steam engine renovation project in a Davy Crockett hat. "why are you wearing that he was asked". "Well I asked Camilla what I should wear when I go to Burnley and she said Wear the Fox Hat"! :biggrin2:

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Post by Stanley » 16 Apr 2020, 08:03

Oh dear P...... My mind is so pure that it took a minute or two for it to dawn on me.... .
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