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Apr 15th, 2007 at 2:36pm
 
This is a picture of the southampton artifact. The curator was kind enough to send it to me. He would like our opinion on it.
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Reply #1 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 2:45pm
 
I think we can whip up a fair copy add some string and give a show to the curator of how it works.

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Reply #2 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 2:37pm
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 4:40pm
 
Certainly says sling to me ... but then I'm not familiar with early shoes
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Reply #4 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 5:19pm
 
The cuts don't look as symmetric as I would have imagined. Maybe it is a pouch that was cut in a haste?
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Reply #5 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 9:19pm
 
I think it is a sling pouch.  The apparent asymmetry is the result of photographing an object that is curled in an odd way.

It looks to me like one cord was attached with ... my memory fails me.  There is a knot that is used to attach a line to a flat, flexible object like a sail, a tent, or a piece of leather.  What is the name of that knot?  Perhaps the cords were attached using the holes at either end, until one hole tore through.
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Reply #6 - Apr 15th, 2007 at 10:12pm
 
Dale wrote on Apr 15th, 2007 at 9:19pm:
It looks to me like one cord was attached with ...


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Reply #7 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 8:43am
 
I have requested info from the curator about how it was found, etc. Anything about it's history.
  I have also been loaned a book put out by the Mary Rose trust on life at that time (1545) which is what this has been dated to. This will be interesting.
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Reply #8 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 9:23am
 
well it looks like a shoe tongue to me. No holes, no obvious signs of any cords habing been attached and the square cut left hand saide definitely says shoe to me.

It doesn't look like the picture we were basing all the other opinions on at all.
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Reply #9 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 12:16pm
 
FunSlinger wrote on Apr 16th, 2007 at 11:51am:
slingbadger, regarding the photo's....I may or may not be the only person accessing this forum via dial-up (56K or slower)

I am often using a 56k modem, too, and I would also be happy if photos are scaled down to a web resolution (72dpi) instead of using the print resolution that your camera gives (600dpi or even more). (That doesn't apply to this thread only, but to pictures in general).
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Reply #10 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 2:44pm
 
maby we could solv this by using thumbnails? showing smaller picture by default, and if someone want's to have a closer look let him click on it and have it full-size.
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Reply #11 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 5:50pm
 
sorry, but my computer knowledge is quite limited, (plus, you try typing with 2 inch claws) If anyone would like to help with the modifications, I would have no objections
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Reply #12 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 9:36pm
 
Looks like a sling.
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Reply #13 - Apr 17th, 2007 at 6:19am
 
Yep pic was way too dark. I've loaded funslingers pics into a photo editor and turned the gamma way up and yep I stand corrected :-)
Holes there, is definitely a crude sling pouch.
No reason for those holes in a shoe tongue.

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Reply #14 - Apr 17th, 2007 at 11:38am
 
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