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Post by nicko on Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:05 am

Don't remember coal sellers, but remember the "rag and bone" man with his horse and cart shouting "ragabone" and giving out goldfish and day old chicks in exchange for a few old clothes.
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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:43 am

No I don't remember them. Phew! I'm not "that" old yet!

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Post by nicko on Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:10 am

y es they did major, I also remember a horse pulling a closed cart with

"Hardings Bakery" on the side, the man would deliver bread and cakes to customers from a large basket he carried, his horse would wait until he was a hundred yards or more away then follow him down the road and wait again. This will be of no interest to anyone under 65!!!
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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:15 am

Is that you and Major in the pic, Nicko? Suspect

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Post by nicko on Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:24 am

I get the piss took out of me by all my brood, They all say "I don't believe it" I can be a miserable old git some times, I admit it, but I love 'em all really.
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:21 am

I remember in Abington, Pennsylvania, an old black man in a one-horse buckboard, slowly making his way up Old York Road, to park in front of the Old Forge Inn, and go inside to have a few pops.

The horse waited patiently, confident that the old man would return.

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Post by Syl on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:26 am

My OH's dad had a horse and cart to deliver the milk....in those days there was also knocker upper.....a man who would knock on peoples bedroom windows with a long pole to wake them up around 5am for work.

When we first married we had milk deliveries, paper boys delivering papers, club men collecting weekly payments for stuff you were buying on tic.....all things of the past now round here.

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Re: Do You Remember These?

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:09 pm

Do you know what this is -
what is it used for?

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:38 am

Need a hint , huh?  
OK, it's used in some way along the genre of this topic~~~

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:57 am

A.) I am not a daft bugger
B.) The entire thread has been about ...A HORSE AND A BUGGY DELIVERY 

Good Grief ... Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:13 am

blackie333 wrote:
4EVER2 wrote:A.) I am not a daft bugger
B.) The entire thread has been about ...A HORSE AND A BUGGY DELIVERY 

Good Grief ... Rolling Eyes

Ok, is it a cart horses droppings? Laughing Laughing Laughing
Clinical thinking not your strong suit     But sarcastic wit I do appreciate relieved
But, you've got to figure this out ...what would a hunk of iron with what resembles handles, have to do with a horse and buggy

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:47 am

blackie333 wrote:
4EVER2 wrote:
Clinical thinking not your strong suit     But sarcastic wit I do appreciate relieved
But, you've got to figure this out ...what would a hunk of iron with what resembles handles, have to do with a horse and buggy

A old fashioned sort of brake? I just cant see it somehow and I'm not as thick as you may think?????????????
Close, but no cigar

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:44 am

So you're gonna give up confused

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:52 am

4EVER2 wrote:Do you know what this is -
what is it used for?

In order to train buggy horse's to STAY; they have to be trained to 'THINK' that this weighted hunk of metal is going to keep them in one place - it's a 'Tie Down' for horse drawn carriages/buggy/carts/wagons!

I've got several that my grandfather made by hand and put his brand on them. 
Some large one's some smaller ones; but there was a halter strap tied to this when the driver was off from behind the seat, even with the hand brake applied to a carriage/buggy/cart/wagon ...if the horse became fidgety in the harness and moved side-step it could dislodge the 'brake' and then the carriage/buggy/cart/wagon would be mobile ...but if the horse was trained to 'STAY' and had that weight attached to his halter as a firm reminder {from ground to his halter} a well trained horse would stay put until the driver returned and unhooked the lead strap and placed the 'Tie Down' away.

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Re: Do You Remember These?

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:53 am

Yes, please do... cheers

Stormee/Major started this topic and it's fun!  He had another one going about 'Guess This Image' or something similar; place an image and we had to guess the famous person. 
That was going for quite a while ...but it ebbs & flows with interest and people get busy.
But this could last for a while as well.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:45 am

What were these tools used to do?


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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:54 am

Ben Reilly wrote:What were these tools used to do?


Drafting &/or landscape design until my husband purchased his auto-cad system then we could play on the computerized design layout!

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:55 am

Technical Drawing, used to love it.

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:58 am

Newspaper layout in the pre-computer era. I used quite a bit of them myself back in college -- for one semester, before we computerized. I've seen a lot of them over the years, though, as designers tend to hold onto them for nostalgic reasons.

You'd use those tools to measure, align, cut, crop and paste up articles, photos and ads onto a big sheet of ruled paper, then you'd (very carefully) ship that to pre-press, where each one would have a high-res photo taken of it, and those were turned into the printing plates:


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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:01 am

Hey, in my day they used to set the print by hand, one letter at a time lol

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:09 am

blackie333 wrote:
sassy wrote:Technical Drawing, used to love it.
Are any of us right though?
If not let the kid post another pic of a trade mans tools until someone gets it right then it's their turn to confuse us all.
Thousands of trades so this could prove to be interesting Wink
Rather a set of 'universal' type drafting tools that can be used for a wide variety of uses but mostly for drawing/blue prints/layout type of work... cheers

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:09 am

Try this one:


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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:18 am

I was going to ask, is it a scissor-like thingy?

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:18 am

I revise my guess! I'm going to go with "scissor-ish thingy."

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:19 am

Believe it or not, it's for taking the top off boiled eggs, used in all the best households dontcha know, the maid used to bring them in lol

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Post by Ben Mothafuckin' Reilly on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:28 am

sassy wrote:Believe it or not, it's for taking the top off boiled eggs, used in all the best households dontcha know, the maid used to bring them in lol

The hell you say!

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:29 am

They couldn't chop 'em off with a knife or a spoon like ordinary folk.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:45 am

HEYYYYYY, I'm off reading and posting and you whiz kids and whipping around with more stuff ...give an ole broad some time to get back over here - would ya? 

Ya, I knew that egg topper but I did LMAO at 333's guess for the bull castrator/nut cutter!    as small as that tool is it'd be more apt to work on small dogs or piglets - sure wouldn't fit any calves.

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What Is It? Not A Kitchen Gadget Either!

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:58 am

Oh my word, going to see what that is when I get back, off to the book club now.

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Post by Syl on Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:46 am

4EVER2 wrote:

I would say a medieval bottle opener, but I don't think they had bottles with tops that needed prising off in medieval times.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:58 am

Syl wrote:
4EVER2 wrote:
I would say a medieval bottle opener, but I don't think they had bottles with tops that needed prising off in medieval times.
No, not that but those are finger holes; how's that for a hint?

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Post by Syl on Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:09 pm

Well my first thought was some sort of manicure or pedicure contraption, but on closer inspection I think they are pre WW1 hair straighteners. What a Face

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:19 pm

Syl wrote:Well my first thought was some sort of manicure or pedicure contraption, but on closer inspection I think they are pre WW1 hair straighteners. What a Face
Not for human use ... Razz

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Post by Lord Foul on Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:22 pm

some sort of castration device...

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