Thursday, 26 February 2009

Find The Fault No 1

A recent birthday saw The Youngest Boys give me a box of reproduction puzzle cards from the 1940's called What's Wrong? They know, don't they? Lovely innocent pictures- a house where there's no drainage grate for the down-pipe, a Wolseley with a green 'Police' sign. You know the sort of thing. But they rang a bell, and that bell sent me scurrying to the archive, and lo! I found I had a different, original set, called Find the Fault. That's it really, I just thought they'd make an occasional series. And elicit the inevitable cry of "Oh for goodness sake" when I reveal the answer.

15 comments:

Affer said...

I had to check on www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk (yes, really), but I have worked it out: the clearance between the blade and the shear plate is incorrect.

Peter Ashley said...

Oh Affer, so near, but...

Simon Clarke said...

Um - no grassbox?

Philip Wilkinson said...

It's something to do with the blade assembly, isn't it? For one thing, I'd expect to able to see grass, not grey, through the gaps between the spokes of the middle wheel. Or are the blades angled the right way? Staring at them makes my brain hurt, but maybe that's because they remind me of hours spent moving lawns...

Peter Ashley said...

I love mowing lawns, once I can wrestle the Atco from Bates. Swinging round the cedar on the front lawn, the heady scent of cut grass, one of the library girls coming down from the terrace with big Pimms. Sigh. But no, it isn't the lack of grass box, and not the blade assembly. I can hear the first "Oh come on!" on its way.

Diplomat said...
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Diplomat said...

tried to delete that last comment cos it's bollox - what I meant to say was that where there should be a toothed sprocket on the end of the roller shaft to drive the chain to the blade shaft sprocket, we have a pulley for vee belt - this is where the aforementioned slippage would occur - Ron.

Affer said...
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Peter Ashley said...

Diplo, you're absolutely right. To quote the answer card pedantically (as indeed I will for any more of these we do): Driving Wheel of Lawnmower has No Teeth.

Diplomat said...

oi - affer - where's your comment gone, i thought it demonstrated a degree of lateral thinking that should be aplauded in this increasingly corrected, spell-ckecked and narrow minded world.
MORE LATERALALITY !

bikerted said...

Great little post Pete. It had us guessing and to be honest we did not get the correct answer. More in the future please.

Peter Ashley said...

You're very welcome Bikerted. More of the same next week.

CarolineLD said...

I got the reproduction cards too, and loved them. I couldn't work out the answer to this one, though - but more, please!

Philip Wilkinson said...

Oh, no teeth. Of course. (Sound of palm of hand slapping forehead, foot kicking shin, etc, etc). I enjoy these, though, even if I do get 'em wrong. MORE FAILURE.

Annabel said...

Hoorah! Just back checking for the answer - and I had got this one right! Happy Days! I should have posted my response! Number 2 was out of my depth but am going to check out Number 3 again right away!!

I will feel suitably pleased with myself for approximately 10 minutes now!!!