Feb, framed items, firecracker

The origin of the word February comes from the Roman Februus, god of purification. The Etruscans, who were neighbours/enemies of the Romans, also worshipped him as the god of wealth and death. Februus is closely linked to the goddess Febris who gave us the word febrile, which related to having a fever.


And so, weirdly, our second month of the year has association with 1) a god of the underworld, and with 2) that dreaded raised temperature which, in this day and age, often is cause for alarm.

Quick updates –

• Uni classes, which will be online, have still not yet started. I just had a funny thought that I could well resemble an archaeological find by the time they do. ☠️

• While visiting a nursing home this afternoon, I walked past this framed display on the wall, which was very random, and a bit archaeological.

As an art piece it did its job, as it inspired some thinking. It is mildly interesting to me that I can’t name about half these items, eg the screwy thing and the ninja star thing. Our (as in, human) relationships with objects are so varied.

Anyone know the names of all of items?

The most exciting thing which happened in the morning was someone setting off some firecrackers for a traditional dragon dance for the Lunar New Year, which triggered the fire alarm, and we all had to be evacuated and mill around outside the work building for about twenty minutes, which was great.

I wish everyone a happy and prosperous Lunar Year of the Tiger.



12 thoughts on “Feb, framed items, firecracker

  1. I think I could name all the items and have used them all at some time. There looks to be tin snips, a set of allen keys, tape measure, G Clamp, saw, hand drill, a three sized bradawl, a scaffold spanner, ratchet screwdriver, a scribe, dividers, hammer, rubber mallet, wood chisel, double ended spanner, wire cutters, double ended spanner, a wood reaming drill, wire strippers, file.

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  2. I have the exact duplicates of many of the tools pictured although I did not know all their names until I read Peter’s comment. I inherited most in bad condition because good tools were swept up by other heirs. My saw is even rustier than me. I am not sure why I have not tossed most of the old tools.

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