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budge1

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Not as old as you would think
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:17:39 PM »
I am working in an empty house at the moment getting it ready for the new owner moving in to in December, I was getting one room ready for painting and taking down some old curtains when I noticed they were weighted down at the bottom, not looking very old I thought to myself what would they have used for the weights and was hoping to find some nice coins or something similar but unfortunately all I found was lead buttons. >:( :o :laugh:
When did they stop using lead buttons or are they still used? 
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 11:21:23 PM by budge1 »
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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 11:22:58 PM »
Lead curtain weights are still used.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 11:26:56 PM by John »

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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 11:24:55 PM »
Thanks John.
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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 07:09:28 AM »
Didn't think they still used lead buttons anymore. Just goes to show you, still using them after all these years.

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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 05:00:48 PM »
Never would have guessed that  :o
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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 07:29:11 PM »
I found one in a field last week. I heard they were sometimes sewed into dress and skirt hems to stop the wind from exposing ladies bloomers or furry front bottoms or something... ;D

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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 11:52:34 PM »
I think the curtains are victorian ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Not as old as you would think
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 08:39:39 AM »
I think the curtains are victorian ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: and that's the newest  ones. :laugh:
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