Thursday, 11 March 2010

I Know What That Is Number 2.

















It's no secret I'm a hoarder and have a veritable museum plus fortunately a sympathetic long suffering wife who allows an old man's idiosyncracies. Some of the items are instantly recognisable. Butter churn, telephones, bedpan, box cameras. Others are more perplexing. Four more to test both young and old. No-one was completely right concerning the objects on view on the 21st January. Care for another go? It does not suggest you are a geriatric if the items are immediately recognisable, just clever! A note of caution. Beware of something that looks obvious. Also size is deceptive, but all are photographed on a small table. Plus a little clue. I would consider three out of four more inclined to be used by the ladies rather than the gents.

18 comments:

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Where have all the words gone Ken?

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Bloody hell, what am I doing, trying to do technical things at this time of night! Should be ok now?

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Yes OK now.
I know No 1, because my mother had one. She put the ball of wool in it when she was knitting. It came out of the little hole as it rolled around on the floor.
No 2 - No idea - yet.
No 3. Looks like something ladies used on the hair before they had heated rollers.
"A set of heated rollers,
Is every maid's delight.
It stops you wearing curlers,
In the middle of the night.
It keeps you looking spick & span,
When all the rest are not,
And though your hands are freezing cold,
Your head, is nice and hot"
Pam Ayres.
No.4 - I was going to say a top.
But it looks 'top heavy'

the fly in the web said...

Award for you over at mine...don't worry about the conditions, you have enough to do finding things that puzzle us all...

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Had second thoughts on No3.
It's to do with ironing and putting folds into ....things that need folds! Years ago they would put the wrinkles in a ruff.

Shammickite said...

1. Thing for holding a ball of wool or a ball of twine.
2. Still thinking about that one.
3. For making ringlets in girls hair.
4. Something to do with lace making? Or spinning?

50sme said...

I did not look ahead in case you posted what the things were...but I guess that pic number one is I HAVE NO IDEA. I guess pic number two is a DARNING TOOL. My grandmother had one that looked very much like the thing you have posted. You pulled a sock over the big rounded thing and darned the sock while holding on to the handle. The pic number three looks like an old curling iron, the kind you heated on the stove or in the fire but maybe not because the curved tip makes me wonder. Pic number four is another I HAVE NO IDEA. Great blog by the way.

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Putting a flange on, or 'belling out' the end of a lead pipe. Used by plumbers.
Actually at first I thought it may have been used by a panel-beater.
I have a number of PB hammers and one of them is wooden.

The Nakamuras on Saipan said...

I think number 2 has something to do with sewing....I remember my mom having something like that. Sewing or mending...socks maybe?

A Heron's View said...

Number 4 is what I know as a plumb bob as used by carpenters , builders and wall paper hangers. I is also known by dowsers when fitted with line as a pendulum.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Ken I think you could do with a visit from the "How Clean is my House" team. They would sanitize you, clear you out, make your home a clutter free zone and much, much less interesting.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

fly in the web

Thanks, very much appreciated.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Shammickite
Its easy when you know the answers!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Uncle Bernard
Went to see Pam Ayes at Nottingham but don't tell anyone.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

50sme
Thanks. Quite good by the way!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Nakamuras
Very good!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Heron's view
see tomorrow, answers. But you never know, although I know of no douders in our family.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Retiredandcrazy. True! Calke Abbey near us. They moved rooms as each room goy full. Great!