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7 years ago
Hi again, I remember that the later tape measures had a pin on the reverse side of the case to make the winding handle pop out from it's folded position to allow its use.
I think the tape measure has considerable age, as the Rabone and Chesterman models I was trained with in the 1950's for construction work looked very similar but were better divided between the inch m...
Hi Elisabethan, The interior of the chest lid is completely different in style of painting and quite naive, looking like the paint is applied with a cloth by stippling and a few strokes applied with...
Hi CindB, I'm speculating, but the date of 1867 would sit right in the period of the Civil War and was a time of tragically short lives. I wonder if the alterations to the initials and date indicate ...
Thanks CindB, I hope your comment relates to the chest!
Hi Elisabethan, Great to know that you understand the term Hardanger fiddle! One of the renowned players of these 8 or 9 string fiddles is a Swedish guy who is a silver smith in Setesdal, just west ...
Thanks Elizabethan, I can understand that it looks Swedish as rosemaling travelled from Sweden to the west coast Norway but detailed aspects of the painting say it is Telemark in style and probably la...