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Post by feathers on Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:54 pm

Was it used for preparing some kind of food?

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Post by Susie on Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:47 pm

No

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Post by saunders on Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:37 pm

Homesteads .....Farms?

New Zealand, Australia, America farming countries ?

Something to do with animals cows, Sheep.?
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Post by Susie on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:18 pm

Something yes

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Post by saunders on Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:00 pm

Cows or Sheep, Which?


sheep farming?
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Post by Susie on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:30 pm

sheep

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Post by saunders on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:06 pm

For weighing sheep?
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Post by Susie on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:58 pm

Not weighing no

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Post by saunders on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:43 pm

Branding or shearing?
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Post by Susie on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:32 pm

Shearing!!!!! You sit the sheep down on its backside lying backwards and was supposed to aid shearing!!!

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Post by saunders on Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:10 pm

That was a lucky guess. I still can't visualise it being done!!!!
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Post by saunders on Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:19 pm



Any Ideas?
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Post by Lilian on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:32 pm

Button hooks?
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Post by saunders on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:40 pm

That's correct Lilian, your turn.
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Post by Lilian on Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:31 pm

Ok, have a go at this.......

Who was the man from the town where I live that designed a piece of engineering in the 1800's that would save miners lives all over the world and what was it he invented?
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Post by Susie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:00 am

I don't know where you live Lilian so it puts me at a bit of a disadvantage LOL

However, I will hazard a guess this is one of the several safety lamps which were invented in the 1800's, question is which one and therefore by whom!!

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Post by Lilian on Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:25 pm

Sorry Susie, it's not a safety lamp. I think the answer can be googled without knowing my town but that can be the clue later if needs be.
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Post by Susie on Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Was it something to do with ventilation or pumping out water?

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Post by Lilian on Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:31 pm

No, neither of those Susie.
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Post by grumpy granpa on Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:21 pm

Is it William Bickford ?
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Post by Lilian on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:37 pm

No sorry gg, that's not the chap.
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Post by saunders on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:39 pm

In 1867 Edward Ormerod developed and patented the "Ormerod" safety link or
detatching hook, a device that saved thousands of lives in mines.
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Post by Lilian on Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:31 pm

Well done Jean! It was a device that detached the cage from the winding rope and so prevented it flipping over or falling back down the shaft.
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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:07 pm




What Is This?
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Post by Susie on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:35 am

Having googled til I am blue in the face can we have just a tiny clue please

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