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Post by Stanley » 24 May 2020, 03:25

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Post by Gloria » 24 May 2020, 08:03

I only know this as a looked on t'internet.
First bicycle land speed record attempt by Charli Murphy in USA 1899, he drafted a steam engine at speeds up to 60mph.
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Post by Stanley » 24 May 2020, 08:21

You've got it Gloria, Charles Minthorn Murphy.
Many more such assisted records since.... Nowadays behind cars but then the railway was the most reliable source of speed.
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Post by Gloria » 24 May 2020, 10:52

What is this
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Post by Stanley » 24 May 2020, 10:54

Archaeological find. What are they?

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Post by Stanley » 24 May 2020, 10:55

Sorry Gloria we crossed. Yours first!
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Post by Gloria » 24 May 2020, 10:56

I don't think mine will last long at all.
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Post by PanBiker » 24 May 2020, 11:26

Glo's - Micrometer.
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Post by Gloria » 24 May 2020, 11:38

PanBiker wrote:
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Glo's - Micrometer.
Spot on 0 to 1. That didn't last long 😂
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Post by PanBiker » 24 May 2020, 12:18

Stanley's look like bones repurposed, maybe for making rope?

Or are they wood and recovered from a sunken ship or longboat?
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Post by plaques » 24 May 2020, 16:36

I'll go for PanBiker's rope making.

Rope making blocks. Three strands of fibre would be drawn through the holes while some rotary mechanism would twist them together.

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Post by Stanley » 25 May 2020, 02:58

You lot are getting far too good! Exactly right Ian, or at least, that's the accepted explanation. Must have a think!
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Post by Stanley » 26 May 2020, 03:41

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There is a specific name for this mechanism in miller's terms. What is it and what does it do?
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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2020, 04:00

Come on! This is easy, educative and perfect anti-lockdown blues material!
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Post by Bodger » 27 May 2020, 05:29

Wiggler ?, , i know from past work places odd name are given by the workers to certain objects / places , one place i worked in ground shale to a fine powder with rollers and pan to make clay, the area it was in was called the "smut hole "

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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2020, 05:41

No Bodge but you are on the right track and very close!
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Post by chinatyke » 27 May 2020, 11:24

It is a shoe and is used to control the flow of grain into the millstones. The shoe was often vibrated by a 'damsel' for a steadier rate of feed. I used to go to James Bowman's flour mill in Hitchin once a month but the technology was much more modern.

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Post by Stanley » 27 May 2020, 11:38

'Damsel' was exactly what I was after China. Well done, not many people know that!
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2020, 03:05

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Where was I?
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Post by Gloria » 28 May 2020, 07:26

Bottom of a chimney somewhere??
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2020, 07:31

Yes, tell me where.... :biggrin2:
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Post by Gloria » 28 May 2020, 08:24

No idea, Bancroft? Queen St? Somewhere over Rochdale way?
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Post by Stanley » 28 May 2020, 11:42

Try Rochdale....
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Post by Gloria » 28 May 2020, 12:07

Harp Mill, Arkwright Mill, Old Mill, I'm just googling and guessing now?
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Post by Stanley » 29 May 2020, 02:29

Gloria, you have a blind spot! Much more obvious than that!
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