Sunday, 9 July 2006

Day 15 of 100 Days

Back to the Drawing Board.

(And back Mark II - this is an edited Post!)

In the pile of irons we found in the museum collection (we were cleaning up a shed), were what I thought were two Salters #7 Sylvesters patent. With handles of different heights.


The base of the silverish one is slightly smaller. Just enough to account for the difference in weights. But it was so degraded I couldn't read it properly.

The one on the left is a Salters about 5 pounds 10 ounces, the one on the right is 5 pounds 6 ounces.

My Salters #6 is 5 pounds 8 ounces.

So, delete all reference to the numbers being weights - it still may have been you bought a set of irons the same weight with different numbers on them, so you know what you used last.

Think I need to buy a book.

I definitely do - after hitting the two irons with the turps/linseed oil mix, and coarse steel wool, I discovered the silver one isn't a Salters at all. It is a H - with two squiggles above. Whatever they mean.

Back to the Drawing Board.


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