Published on 2 - August - 2012
What on earth is it?
One of two mysterious objects at a Cumbrian ironmongery and hardware shop-cum-museum, this object has been puzzling owners and visitors alike.
This is the second item which has been baffling visitors at JB Banks & Son
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07/08/2012 11:51:00Mystery solvedBy Simon Silverwood
Its the template our chancellor uses when hes in an optimisic mood to draw-up a graph of the recession. When he's being more realistic, he uses the ruler on the left.
02/08/2012 18:04:00what on earth is it?By Peter McCartney
The object in question is a "mint cutter" used in a rolling motion to cut the herb "mint" into very small pieces.
02/08/2012 12:56:00Mystery objectBy Geoff Gordon
I believe, if memory serves me well, it is a bakers dough cutter. Though I am sure like many old tools it may have been used for lots of other things.
02/08/2012 12:49:00what on earth is itBy chris underwood
This a edging tool for preparing the area for laying cobblestone roads and pathwayss
02/08/2012 12:44:00By Phil Davies
The object is a hay knife, albeit a small one if the rule is 12" long, as opposed to a silage knife which has a trangular blade. You don't see too many these days, machines do that job now.
02/08/2012 12:29:00Ironmongery objectsBy Bill Chaplin
Item 1 Soil Stack/Drainage ventilator terminal
Item 2 Scraper for Half round cast iron gutter cleaning
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