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Posted By: GUEST,Eddie1 - Sans cookie as ever
05-Jul-15 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
Subject: RE: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
Back in my childhood days, when you could buy a 3-piece suit, a three-course meal and a 3rd-class railway ticket AND get change out of thruppence, you could buy a thingy (a technical engineering term) for mending saucepans although it could obviously be adapted to mend buckets. It was basically two washers and a nut and bolt. You put your left washer in and your right washer out then put the bolt through the middle, affixed the nut and tightened everything up. The washers could be bent to cover holes where the vertical bit met the horizontal bit and that's what it's all about!
I am now endeavouring to fit this into a new verse for the song.