April 17, 2013

HANDY REPAIR WORK

repairs

A door in Le Petit-Pressigny repaired using the lid of a tin.

I wonder what sort of tin it was – apple compote perhaps, or olives.  Maybe even tomatoes or beans.  But probably not Heinz baked beans, and almost certainly a long time ago.

This is only the second door I have seen repaired using a tin lid.  The other is in Le Grand-Pressigny, and that has been repaired using the lid from a sardine tin – you can see that from the fish shape impressed into the metal.

I suspect that these are not the only ones !!

8 comments:

  1. Much better than a hole and it now matches... Great make do and mend it!!!

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  2. I think that it is a good idea. However, it would take a whole lorry load of tin lids to mend all the holes in our ancient front door!

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  3. How ingenious and rather sweet too. I'd better not show this to DH or it might give him ideas. :-)

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  4. Well, if it works, who's to complain? Very good plan, actually, I think.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  5. It may well be covering an old Keyhole... some of the older doors had a lock mechanism that was installed on the back by the carpenter... and had a wooden surround... found one here... if bust, or the key lost [how I know not, given the size of most], you would have had to perform decarpentry on the door... much quicker and easier to cover the old lock hole and fit a new one lower down.

    And once installed... the cover of the old helps you find the door in the dark by "braille" on a late return from friends... very practical if the blindness is alcohol induced...

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  6. So charming (and clever). I don't think I ever would have realized.

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  7. Well, I've never seen that before. Good work!

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  8. Must remember that tip :-)) Have a great week. Diane

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