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    Posted 2 years ago

    Irishcolle…
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    This item has been hanging in my shed for many years and I have no ides what it is for. It is stamped Brace, Windel & Blyth company. I googled this to find they were leather merchants, saddlers and coach ironmongers. This item is 5 inches long by 2 3/4 inches high. It opens as per photo and has three short split rivets in the holes which might have attached it to leather.

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    1. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      I have seen more modern versions of a thing like this which had two of the hooks mounted about 3" apart on a board, and which worked in tandem. The clip-board-like device was hung on the wall and invoices, purchase orders, and the like, could be hung on it by means of pre-punched holes in the sheets. That way they could be removed and/or replaced, or flipped through as necessary in the course of operating a business. Essentially a document storage system.
    2. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      I see where you're coming from UncleRon but this seems to be a bit outside what this company made. The rivets which are still in place are so short I think they were attached to leather rather than any type of board and what would the circular part above the two rivet holes be for?
    3. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      I figured the circular part was to hang on a hook. As for the rivets, they don't look right to have been used to attach it to a backing like a clip board unless it was quite thin. Just brainstorming an area for further research.
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      the company also made "letter-filing appliances and stationers' sundries"
      https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1916Walsall-BraceWindle.jpg
    5. Windwalker, 2 years ago
      https://www.google.com/search?q=Windle+%26+Blyth+company&biw=1538&bih=790&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=v3Yk0XSDNAPaJM%253A%252CS5IfHIVyBIvUdM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzcHWIW-gnCyhLX_LGmEuu7XYOWSlw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiNxJz1pcrcAhWPjlkKHcPSCEAQ9QEwCHoECAYQBg#imgrc=v3Yk0XSDNAPaJM:
    6. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      Nice solve UncleRon, TallCakes and Windwalker!!!
    7. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      Once again UncleRon's logical approach has worked. I would not have figured that one out. Thanks also to Tallcakes, Windwalker, bobby725, and all of you who looked in.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      "Logical approach". I'll have to remember that, - after I look it up. LOL !

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