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Metalurgy
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Nothing for ages,two pop up in two days,1851 & 1906.
I had fun straightening them out,now what else can I straighten?
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Nice, never found any silver ones

Well found and saved :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Great finds, and hope to find a complete one meself one day, rather than the scraps that have turned up so far :thumbsup:
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Both very nice ones too. :thumbsup:
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Never realised you could get engraved ones, with scenes on.
Great finds, yet to find a Silver one.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Cool thimbles and great job of straightening them :Star:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:25 pm Never realised you could get engraved ones, with scenes on.
Great finds, yet to find a Silver one.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Metalurgy wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:32 pm Nothing for ages,two pop up in two days,1851 & 1906.
I had fun straightening them out,now what else can I straighten?
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How did you straighten them?? What did they look like before??
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Sorry I haven’t any pictures,however,after over 100 years in the ground,they were squashed and dented.
No need for annealing,just gentle persuasion.
First of all I prized open the bottom and then gently encouraged more movement with the end of a wooden spoon handle.I’m also a carpenter,so shaping the spoon handles with a penknife was easy for me but not perhaps everyone’s cup of tea?
The end result isn’t perfect but there’s always time to tinker if I feel like it.
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Very nice finds, I can only find battered non silver ones! I’m also a chippy and have a few wooden spoons to hand, just need to find a silver one to straighten.
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Nice silver thimbles :thumbsup:
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