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 Post subject: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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I am seeing a lot of comments from people saying that hem weights are now known to be buttons, and they had material around them then sewn onto garments :g43: I like to think the original idea of weighting down long dresses or curtains is a more plausible idea :g58: Some of the hem weights I have found are quite heavy and a few of these sewn down the front of a dress or jacket would be quite a
weight to be carrying :g43: Anybody got any thoughts on this, or better still pictures of them in use ?



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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 am 
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It will be difficult to show pictures of a hem weight in use.
But weight (sic) a moment. I'll try one on the palm of my hand. Not easy.

This may interest you:
https://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2014/07/t ... whirligig/

Picture courtesy of Ace detectorist, Randy Dee.


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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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john winter wrote:
It will be difficult to show pictures of a hem weight in use.
But weight (sic) a moment. I'll try one on the palm of my hand. Not easy.

This may interest you:
https://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2014/07/t ... whirligig/

Picture courtesy of Ace detectorist, Randy Dee.

Thank you John Winter for the mention of my whirlygig on the finds database, I notice they are still calling them hem weights ? unless they are serrated edge whirlgigs :g58:



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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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I am with you Dave.

Hi John I wonder if there is a mixture out there, some thinner ones lead buttons and the thicker more substantial hem weights :g43: Ged Dodd is one of those that insist's they are from clothe covered buttons :g58:



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Dave - is 2783 yours?
If so I can Credit DONNYDAVE and link to this forum. Please advise.


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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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john winter wrote:
Dave - is 2783 yours?
If so I can Credit DONNYDAVE and link to this forum. Please advise.

No I only recorded two on there 10390 and 14722 :g43:



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 Post subject: Re: Lead dress or hem curtain weights.
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Mine is on the database..John,, So could be mine . :g58:


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