Saturday, 19 September 2015

Go on, guess ~


2. Two items in this photo






  1. (1) Pair of Wrought Iron hinges. Early eighteenth century - Germanic (?)

    (2) Iron object is a leather worker's combination tool. Eighteenth century. European.

    (3) Iron door bolt. Looks restrained German, so is probably English.

    (4) Roman silvered iron combination spoon/tweezers. second/third century A.D.

    (5) Rowel spur, silvered (?) iron, 15th - 16th century, could (given the Wallace Collection label) be even earlier, although I'd then expect a prick spur.

    (6) Pedal car, 1930s .

    1. 1. yes ~ specifically pintel hinges as opposed to butt-hinges.
      2. No ~ other and earlier.
      3. Yes ~ notice anything about the mechanism?
      4. brilliant ~ the original source had not recognised the tweezered handle
      5. perfect
      6. No pedals mike ~ Purpose?

    2. Item 2.the Iron object is a Roman combination tool comprising from front to back
      a. ear-wax scoop
      b. proggle (prodawl)
      c. flint striker and napping tool
      d. tweezers
      The wooden object appears to be a broken toy spur or possibly a model spur for making sand moulds for casting bronze spurs ?
      3. The iron door bolt is self-closing by pressure from the sinuous spring and can only be opened by a pull on the ringed end of the bolt which probably had a cord or chain attached.

  2. Replies
    1. Yes, in a way Maggles ~ but not for lifting cars. In what sort of establishment might you find such a contraption?

  3. Spot on Maggles, it is a barber's chair of adjustable height for youngsters, to keep them busy whilst having their curly golden locks shorn.