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Nick_G27/02/2015 14:00:13
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Just curious.

It's no secret that washers with nuts and bolts were not used on machinery during the Victorian era. But when did they start becoming widely used and in what circumstances.?

Nick

JasonB27/02/2015 14:12:17
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You will be counting rivits next Nicksmile p

Nick_G27/02/2015 14:27:23
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Posted by JasonB on 27/02/2015 14:12:17:

You will be counting rivits next Nicksmile p

Errrrrrrrrrr, weeeell. ..............Actually. blush

I have a piece of very corroded steel plate with rivets in it I 'rescued' from an old site (Lion salt works) that I keep meaning to take home from work for a garden 'ornament' laugh

Nick smiley

Vic27/02/2015 14:36:36
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I suppose that weren't needed on low reving machines so maybe it was shortly after the birth of the infernal combustion engine? smiley

Nick_G27/02/2015 15:44:13
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Said mentioned 'garden ornament' (about 5'6" tall) No idea of it's original purpose.???

Nick

Jesse Hancock 127/02/2015 15:48:58
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Could it be the failed patch used on the Titanic?

Nick_G27/02/2015 16:08:53
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Posted by Jesse Hancock 1 on 27/02/2015 15:48:58:

Could it be the failed patch used on the Titanic?

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I have also had a piece of that ship in my hand.

A number of years ago a French company lifted a section of the hull. Some of it was used to make a batch of watches.

A jeweler across the road had one for some reason to sell. He asked for me to take some basic photos of it for posting upon net sites.

It was the most 'orrible', gaudy and bad taste timepiece I have ever laid eyes upon.! - I suppose somebody paid a small fortune for the thing to give themselves some kind of strange bragging rights with their equally bad taste friends.

I found the whole concept of the idea quite rotten to the core TBH even if it had been well designed. Which I have already said it wasn't by a long, long way. I imagine they sold most of them in America.! wink

I will see if I can find a pic in the archive.

Nick

Michael Gilligan27/02/2015 16:18:42
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Nick,

This page [referenced by Wikipedia] gives some history of the Washer.

... probably ealier than you thought.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 27/02/2015 16:19:46

Neil Wyatt27/02/2015 17:41:00
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> Said mentioned 'garden ornament' (about 5'6" tall) No idea of it's original purpose.???

You could lie it on the ground to make a slow-worm basking/lurking place.

Neil

Nick_G27/02/2015 18:33:02
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Posted by Nick_G on 27/02/2015 16:08:53:

I will see if I can find a pic in the archive.

Nick

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I found them.

More rusty metal. Personally I think the steel plate is far more interesting and in better taste.

Nick sad

Michael Gilligan27/02/2015 19:13:17
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Posted by Nick_G on 27/02/2015 18:33:02:

I found them.

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... Gross.

[decent pics, but indecent subject matter]

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fizzy27/02/2015 19:13:33
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That's not a garden ornament...its a rotten lump of skanky old metal!!

But I rather like the watch! Which would otherwise also have ultimately degraded into same skanky lump of old metal.

Neil Wyatt27/02/2015 20:53:39
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That's a cheap one at just shy of £4K. You want THIS model which is even more tasteless.

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Nick_G27/02/2015 23:23:49
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 27/02/2015 20:53:39:

That's a cheap one at just shy of £4K. You want THIS model which is even more tasteless.

Neil

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lol

It does not even show a representation of one of the Titanics engines valve gear. angel

Nick

Nick_G27/02/2015 23:26:19
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Posted by fizzy on 27/02/2015 19:13:33:

That's not a garden ornament...its a rotten lump of skanky old metal!!

I like a challenge. smiley

Before this weekend is through I vow to take an image that uses that skanky old metal that you will not be so dismissive of. surprise

Nick devil

WALLACE28/02/2015 01:18:14
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The Titanic watch reminds me of the ashtrays that occasionally turn up 'made from metal from the airship R101'

As a goodly number of the bodies recovered from the crash wreckage were burnt beyond recognition, an ashtray seems hardly appropriate. ..



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Danny M2Z28/02/2015 02:05:55
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The Titanic watch does not appear to be waterproof.

But apparently, neither was the original

* Danny M *

Jesse Hancock 128/02/2015 06:23:47
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Nick (Obviously or perhaps it wouldn't have sank.) You say you like a challenge make it into a scale model one of the Titanic's boilers. (Don't test too high a pressure though.)wink

What the effin eck does anyone want with a watch when most people have Ipads in their pockets these days??? They're much cheaper, more accurate and for more flexible. (So don't sit on themcrying 2)

The coloured guy who does the sections on sports (BBC 1 Breakfast News) has bought a clunking great gold watch and he can't help posing with it to the cameras. Now that I've noticed I keep watching to see if he manages to get it in shot again. It's amazing how naff some people can be What? What? What?

 

 

Edited By Jesse Hancock 1 on 28/02/2015 06:24:42

JasonB28/02/2015 07:51:29
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Hes probably been given the watch and gets paid each time he manages to get it in shot

Neil Wyatt28/02/2015 09:31:29
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I noticed that Slash wore a particularly huge watch when performing 'Hey Joe' with Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell and Steve Winwood. It must have been to time his solo

Neil

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