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Post by Nolic » 05 Feb 2012, 08:22

Its a foot measure. Nolic
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Post by Tizer » 05 Feb 2012, 10:52

Here's two versions of the same thing for you to identify. I know what they are because this image is from a postcard which describes them on the back, I don't have the objects themselves.

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Post by catgate » 05 Feb 2012, 11:10

They look to me like rope/cord/string making adjuncts.....but then what do I know about the price of fish.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 05 Feb 2012, 11:47

Prototype sealant guns ?
I hope they are not medical......(in use before the advent of the suppository )
Why has always got to be me who lowers the tone ? ...Doh !
...no , hang on a bit .....I didn't enter that recent exchange about nibbles.....did I.

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Post by Tizer » 05 Feb 2012, 17:09

Catty, Bradders, sorry, you're not there yet. Bradder's, you're mention of suppositories reminds me that I must look out the picture I found of an alternative way for Stanley to take his cod liver oil! [EDIT: See picture lower down the page.]
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 05 Feb 2012, 17:21

Nooooooo ! this is a family show.
These infernal contraptions are obviously for injecting something into something , or extracting something from something .......
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Post by PanBiker » 05 Feb 2012, 19:22

Sausage Makers
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Post by Marilyn » 05 Feb 2012, 22:20

DIY Sinus Rinsing Kits?

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Post by Stanley » 06 Feb 2012, 05:07

They look like sausage makers to me as well but nozzle is too small, I favour medical, First stage of making pills? I remember hearing ?, a comedy writer, once saying that when he looked in his medical cabinet the instructions on most of the remedies started "Assume a squatting position.".
Comrade, yes you're right but there's something different about this one. It came out of the old Co-op and on the side is a set of sizes that don't relate to the others, I think it's clog sizes but very difficult to see on the picture.
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Post by Tizer » 06 Feb 2012, 17:32

Yes, sausage makers! Well done Panny and Stanley. To be more precise they are `Poussoirs de chair a saucisse' (i.e. French sausage makers if you speaka da lingo) and they reside in the Musee de l'Alimentation in Vevey, Switzerland (so perhaps Swiss sausage makers) and are described as 18th-19th Century. My Uncle George once had a butcher's shop at Bastwell in Blackburn and I can remember helping him with his machine to make sausages. If you turned the handle too fast it was funny to watch your colleague trying to keep up with twisting the extruded material into individual sausages. Now and then there would be a bang and the opposite wall got a splat of sausage meat!

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Post by Stanley » 07 Feb 2012, 05:46

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Closely related to Tiz's object.
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Post by Marilyn » 07 Feb 2012, 07:02

Hamburger/Meat Pattie maker.

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Post by Big Kev » 07 Feb 2012, 07:44

Stuart Brown's Burger Press.
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Post by Stanley » 07 Feb 2012, 08:58

Your collective memories are good, quite right both of you. I shall have to find something more difficult!
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Post by Tizer » 07 Feb 2012, 12:09

Above, I wrote "I must look out the picture I found of an alternative way for Stanley to take his cod liver oil!" Now here it is, taken from Picture Postcard Monthly which as you know is one of my favourite magazines. The January 2012 issue has a whole article on postcards about cod liver oil (huile de foie de morue, or oil of liver of cod in French) and this card was illustrated.

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Post by catgate » 07 Feb 2012, 15:08

Tizer wrote:Above, I wrote "I must look out the picture I found of an alternative way for Stanley to take his cod liver oil!" Now here it is, taken from Picture Postcard Monthly which as you know is one of my favourite magazines. The January 2012 issue has a whole article on postcards about cod liver oil (, or oil of liver of cod in French) and this card was illustrated.
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Very odd.
Had it been "huile de foie de saumon" its therapeutic effect would have been more believable, due to the saumon's habit of swimming upstream!!

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Post by Stanley » 08 Feb 2012, 06:16

Tiz, one of the things I noted and found quite peculiar when I was in Berlin was that so many continental medicines were used as suppositories. I remember my dad being given medication for his breathing and he was quite concerned as to how something he pushed up his bum could help his chest. I taxed Dr Arthur Morrison about it and he told me the drug was destroyed if it passed through the digestive system but was absorbed readily by the walls of the bowel. I told father and he was satisfied. The Germans were also pre-occupied by their stools. The lavatories had a platform in them which caught the faeces so that you could inspect them. I have no idea whether this is still common. (Complete non sequitor but one of my favourite ambiguous lines from a book is "Roger escaped by breaking the window with a heavy stool he had found in the corridor". Sorry about that!)
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Post by catgate » 08 Feb 2012, 10:52

That gets round the N B M problem.

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Post by Nolic » 08 Feb 2012, 12:07

Like the guy who went back to the doctors and told him angrily " For all the good they did I might as well have shoved those suppository things up my a**e". Nolic :surprised:
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Post by Tizer » 08 Feb 2012, 20:24

Nice one Nolic. It reminds me of my early days at Boots Chemists training to be a dispenser; one of the tasks to learn then was how to make suppositories. The main component apart from the drug was cocoa butter because it melts at body temperature. The property that gives chocolate its characteristic `mouthfeel' is the same one that makes it ideal for the other end too.

Stanley, Arthur was quite right that the drug in a suppository evades the enzymes and acid in the upper gut. Also, it doesn't matter how bad it tastes - in fact tasting bad makes sure the kids don't mistake them for chocolates.

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Post by Bodger » 08 Feb 2012, 21:39

Nolic, re the above the original was that the doctor told him , put them in his back passage, ie "ginnell"

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Post by Stanley » 09 Feb 2012, 05:41

Bodge, I rang the surgery the other day to make an appointment for the annual diabetic clinic and the receptionist added the useful information that I would "find the diabetic nurse down our back passage". There was a slight pause and then she said "Tell me I didn't say that!" Like the ginnel joke!
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Post by Bodger » 09 Feb 2012, 08:52

Councillor Hardcastle was taken ill and confined to his bed, he duly called for the bed pan, it was the first time he'd passed a motion and had it carried. c. 1950 working mens club, Hollingworth,

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Post by Stanley » 10 Feb 2012, 07:17

I always had a strange reaction to the item on the minutes of a council meeting that stated that 'the motion was placed on the table'. Must be the way my mind works!
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 12 Feb 2012, 22:55

......and then there's polution ....you don't swim , you just go through the motions.
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