Friday, 23 May 2014
Been busy in my workshop almost all of today putting a small, ingenious, pocket tinder box, back into full working order. Decided it was time I put up a Mystery Object, but couldn't think of anything. Then realised that I see the object illustrated, in my workshop, everyday! In fact I'd stopped seeing it until an old friend (a retired G.P.) was in my workshop a few weeks ago; he drew my attention to it, and wanted to know if it was for sale? I was a bit surprised at this (it's not at all the sort of thing he usually likes - goes for very fine mechanical objects, which I sometimes have to repair for him), so I told him that I didn't really want to sell it as it belonged to my grandfather (the Norfolk Fenland one - a clue). Told him I'd give him a yell if I ever changed my mind, which satisfied him (I think). I've included a foot ruler in the lower picture to give some idea of scale.
( P.S. - Crowbard - if you remember it and its use, I'll hold up your comment for a day or so, to give everyone else a chance, if you don't mind).
Off to bed now - Good Night All.