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Thank Crunchie it’s Friday 14th January 2022


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My weekend on and last of the visitors packed off home. Nothing on the books until a wedding in March and a couple of delayed parties in the summer. Just as well really to allow stocks of gin, red wine and cider to recover country wide before having another go :beach:



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Hopefully just a place holder until the posties arrival...


I'll have to find a way to amuse myself until then (courtesy of my folks clearing out the loft and rediscovering my childhood hidden up there!)


Have a good one.

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1827 VALE & ROTHERHAM (Coventry) Silver Pair Cased Verge Fusee PW.

All original with bulls eye crystal & Beetle & Poker hands...





Beetle & Poker pierced decoration replicated on the balance cock...



Some interesting World Events on or around the time the above was made...

Napoleon dies on Saint Helena (1821).

Missouri becomes the 24th state of America (1821).

Charles Macintosh patented his invention for waterproof (rubberized) cloth (1823). :swoon:

Aluminum is isolated by Hans Orsted (1825).

The First photographs, Joseph-Nicephore Niepce was successful in creating an image with silver chloride (1826).

Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley) became Prime Minister (1828).

First Oxford University Boat Race (1829).

William Austin Bird patented a machine called the 'Typowriter' (1829).

Louis Braille published the first Braille book (1829).



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