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Older Queries

Older Queries

This section contains all the queries posted on the old website up to May 2020. There is a vast store of information here so please browse and make use of the search facility to find out more.  


Tim Matthews wants to know what this is.


Walt Puryear wonders if this was a millstone.

Bernard Drage wants to know what this is hook is for.

Febson Indicator

Stan Tyrer wants to know more about a Febson Indicator.

Stewart Kingsley wants to know about the maker of these curves.


Brian Read, our Whatsits editor, is unsure about these tools.

Roller Coverer's Chisel

This rare chisel appears in the 1928 Marples catalogue...

Brass rod

Hugh Thompson found this at a sale.

Brass whatsit

Ralph Griffin bought this from a local car boot sale.

Blacksmith's tool?

Kit Twigg wants to know what this is.

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