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Posted -  21/12/2004  :  15:37
Here's a mystery for you. There isn't an answer yet because I don't know what it is. Here are two pics:


It's some sort of a gauge, made by A G Parker of 69 Icknield Street, Birmingham and on the front is engraved what I believe is the owner's name; Captain J H Square of Kingsbridge. I've put one or two enquiries out and am waiting to hear from them. I think it might be something to do with Guns because I have an idea that A G Parker was one of the founders of Parker-Hale, a company that specialised in gun sights and accessories. Has anyone ever seen anything like it?


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Posted - 23/12/2011 : 05:08
Spot on John. Came with some bits from a workshop I bought.


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Posted - 23/12/2011 : 10:02
Cartridge cases from a 1.5 inch gun (40mm cannon?)


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Posted - 24/12/2011 : 04:23
Sorry Tiz, no and much older than that!


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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 06:34
I think I should put you out of your misery. In the bad old days of the piece work system of wage payments in the textile mills a weaver's wages were handed over by their tackler. They had wooden trays with numbered wooden cross divisions each holding a small tin containing the weaver's wage. As they went round handing the wages out they could see how much each weaver had made and, because the tacklers had a bonus based on their weaver's productivity used the exercise as an opportunity to intimidate the worst performers. If you were a bad weaver your days were numbered. Here we have two opf the small tin-plate tins that held the wage. I see them as a reminder of the misry and intimidation that was part of the old system. It finished probably in January 1943 when a minimum wage system was brought in.


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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 06:58


Another one from the Aladdin's Cave that was Williamson's at Oldham!


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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 11:35
Do they sell a similar thing at Wicks???


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Posted - 29/12/2011 : 05:35
He's quick isn't he!  Quite right Catty, a wick for a paraffin brooder lamp, often used as a sump heater for cars in the 1950s. Williamsons had all sizes of wicks and I filled my boots. You never know when they will come in useful! My main reason for getting the bigger ones was because I needed them for the wipers fitted to the crosshead lubricators on the Ellenroad engine. If anyone from Ellenroad is reading this, I still have some left if you want them.....


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Posted - 05/01/2012 : 07:54
That one went down like a lead balloon! They are sight glasses for drip feed lubricators. Inserted just below the bowl so you could see the flow of oil.


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Posted - 05/01/2012 : 07:58


I'll admit, this one isn't easy but you never know, there are some clever beggars on the site!


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Posted - 05/01/2012 : 10:05
Pass!


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