|265715||"yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...>||2018‑04‑14||Re: Four Whatsis, not bookbinding.|
Mick nailed it… here’s the reference http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/toolsoftrade/toolsoftrade.htm< /a> <http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/toolsoftrade/toolsoftrade .htm> and you’ll find a fascinating treatise on the use of them, illustrations of other versions, and why shoudl use one. Yet another (tm) instance of an object being worthless in one auction, targeted to bookbinders, and valuable in another - targeted to building conservation. There is a huge upswing in the idea that lime mortar is a Good Thing - better for the environment, less energy intensive to produce, kinder to the building, and so forth. Richard Wilson Yorkshireman - with a south facing stone wall needing pointing because the clowns who built it used cement, and the cracks around each stone now allow the weather in.