Friday, 7 July 2006

Day 13 of 100 Days


Well, the rusty iron has cleaned up well enough for me to see that it is a Salter's #4. The 4 is clear, the rest is very hard to see.

Which got me thinking. Because I always thought the numbers on the point were so the housewife could tell one iron from another, to always use the hottest. But no - it is the weight.

Above is my #4, on my Salters scales (I am working on the formerly rusty tray with paste metal polish).

The #4 is just over four pounds.

And the #6 is five and a half pounds.


Next, it is out with the turps and linseed oil for the #4. When I get time. Wonder what it will do to the base of the Salters scales.


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