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Can anyone identify this strange thing I found under my roof?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gibbo84, 6 Nov 2015.

  1. Gibbo84

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    Hello,

    Whilst installing a floor in the attic of my 1950's former council house, I happened to run my hand down the gap between my roof and partition wall. I found what looks like a small leather wrist strap.
    As there was no floor in the attic before, it would have been an awkward place for a previous owner to leave it. I can only assume therefore it was left behind by one of the men who built the roof.
    What was it for? I assume it must have had some practical use, but what? Was it for protection, to carry something?
    Can anyone here shed some light on this?

    Cheers,

    Ian


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  3. joe-90

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    It's a seventies watch band. I had a black one.
     
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    Possibly a roofer's foot., knee or elbow pad. Used to give extra grip, ( or less slip ) on a slate roof. ( but I could be wrong )
     
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    Watch strap was my first thought too.
     
  6. handyjack

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    Perspective, can you upload a picture of it with a fag packet, ruler...
     
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    yes watch strap i had one in the 70s as well
     
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    A watch strap from the 70's, well, I didn't expect that!
    I wonder how it ended up in such an odd place.

    Thanks everyone for clearing that up. Maybe I should find a new clock face,restore it and wear it to the pub.....
     
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    There is little indication of the size but if its long enough it could be a back support strap. My grandad had a similar thing which he pulled tight around his waist prior to lifting heavy weights.
     
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    Yeah, deffo a watch strap. I had one with those early red digital watches on it. I looked a proper twat.
     
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    'Looked'?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. No offence.
     
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    Non taken (n) but i don't get it
     
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    think he means you didnt just need that to look like a twat,or you still do?

    dont shoot the messenger :rolleyes:
     
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    Most definitely a 70s watch strap, I used to have one identical to this. It's like a blast from the past (y)
     
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  17. I saw the thread title and immediately thought the answer was noseall. :LOL:
     
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