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  1. It’s a ’one-legged’ milking stool, a spin-off from the invention of Alfred Nobel who insisted that they were used by his workers when looking after his nitroglycerin vats (Absolut Vodka is not the only good thing to come from Sweden!). The stool prevented workers from falling asleep on the job and risking falling into the vat. Early health and safety, you might say. Nobel’s design was, of course, not so sophisticated as the one in the picture. A later, simple wooden design was used, not only by milk-maids but by people who like them moved from one workplace to another and were required
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  2. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any history in queens road. I moved in a few years ago and have wondered about the history of queens road before it was actually called queens road. ive looked all over online and haven't found anything to help with my questions. All I've found were a couple of old pictures of football groups which haven't really been helpful. I would just like to know the history of queens road before it was a council estate in 1980.
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  3. @r21ewwq - I don't know the year the estate was built but there is some info in the book(s) that Evan Martin had published. A map from 1920-21, published in 1924, does not show the estate, just The Palace theatre. The first map, I can find, that shows the estate is from 1938 - published in 1947. The estate was built on The Palace Fields, next to The Palace Theater. I don't know the year the estate was built but there is some info in the book(s) that Evan Martin had published. The First photo of the Kinks Road houses is from the 1930’s in an Evan
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