Optimus 111 Wiper cloth for 21st Century.

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  1. Doc Mark

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    Howdy, @Sime,

    I’ve given thought to it, believe me. In the 18th century, plenty of men knitted. I’m quite a home in the 18th century, so, why not give it a go? I’ll wait to see what George has in mind, and if he’s not already proposing something fun, will go from there.

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  2. Simes

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    You're right @Doc Mark everyone had to be able to contribute, even knitting simple items like dishcloths during the winter months helped the whole family.

    When the nights were long then knitting in the firelight had to be better
    than watching daytime tv. :)
     
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    I would. It would be a good task in front of the TV.
     
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    @kerophile ,

    George, I think Sweet Bride has figured out what you’re up to, Mate! Count me in, please!! Let me know the price, and where to send the coin! Thank you, and “whomever” for your help in this task!! VERY cool, and worth supporting!!! My Hat is doffed in your direction, my Friend!! Well done!! ;) ;) :D/ :clap: :clap: :content: Have a good evening, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc and Sweet Bride
     
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    If these are being offered, I would be grateful to get one. Let me know what it would take to have one.

    Thank you,
    Ken in NC
     
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    Hi Ken I have sent you a personal message,
    George.
     
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    Holy non-vaporized kerosene smoke!

    A wiper for the 21st century, that's really an exquisite piece of knit you have there @kerophile !! And probably it's good for at least eleventyone proper wipe jobs. Never mourn a boiled over ragu again with that rag around. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    How many rags do you have up your sleeve? I'm curious like everyone else where this comes from.

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    Ragu or Ragout, spill either and you need to get the Rag Out......

    Ragout versus Ragu. ... French ragout is a thick stew of meat, poultry or fish made with or without vegetables. Ragu, aside from being a pasta sauce company, is a thick meat sauce containing ground meat with various vegetables and tomato paste, generally served with pasta.
     
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    And here I thought I had it figured out with my old holey cotton t shirts!
     
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    Hi, I have been working on the wiper for a while. Here is the first version still on the loom compared to a CCS image.

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    Its a PITA to weave authentically. You need two warp spacings, two weft sizes and two weave techniques - normal and leno.

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    The ends need combing to a fluff to help prevent unravelling. It will be intersting to see how it looks after a 'wash and comb'. Still working on the weaving technique
     
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    After a wash and brush up!

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    Rag of the Month anyone?
     
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    Hell-fire. We need the yellow Primus one next guys! Top marks!
     
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    That’s pretty dedicated to the look of the original kit!! You the man! Makes my old socks seem unusable for wiping stoves.:?
     
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    WOW!! This is some good stuff, Mates!! For myself, I think the knitted ones will do quite well, as I would worry about the edges of the loomed versions being a weak point, when considering longevity. In any case, this is becoming a "keeper" thread, IMHO, and I'm loving every suggestion, from @BradB holey T-short, to @kerophile knitted option, to @Twoberth lovely loomed version!! Lots of options, for sure!! I'm sticking with the knitted ones, though, 'cause hey, a guy only needs so many wiping cloths, right.....!!!! ;) ;) :whistle::whistle: :whistle::^o :^o :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks to all for sharing, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:!

    Cheers

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    Pardon drift.
    re Ross's "... yellow Primus one …"
    can't say as I recall seeing Primus example. Until this and a couple other recent threads, I doubt I would have noticed.

    FYI, this just in: Svea Campus 3 has a yellow one as well:
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    Our thanks and credit goes to @anfeng and his beautiful Campus 3 :thumbup::thumbup:

    A late 30s catalog refers to it as "polishing cloth" and that it comes with the Campus 3 (no part no. btw).
    thx omc
     
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    @OMC
    Hello, actually I have 3 sets of Campus 3, two of which have a yellow wiping rag, and I am very happy that you are also interested in these things. best regards! A4EE3CAE-1D1E-429A-9025-5C699DC8CA2A.jpeg AE84B39A-BCC5-40A4-9583-E03459FD96ED.jpeg FBEF1F4C-1CAC-457A-B9C2-9B2A6A439198.jpeg