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Offline Fitty

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Age??
« on: Tuesday 17 March 09 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Anyone have a clue of the age please?   I have tried 9 and got it sent back as wrong.  I tried 17 and again it came back as wrong.   Now i,m lost.   



I dont think i'll ever be a good transcriber  lol
--------------------------------------- <br /> ( @ @ )<br />-----------oOOo-(_)-oOOo---------<br /><br /> Any one seen any BAXENDALES?<br /><br />--------oooO---------------Oooo-------<br /> ( ) ( )<br /> \\\\ ( ) /<br /> \\\\_) (_/<br /><br />Brighouse: Smith<br />Lambeth: Clisby<br />Leeds: Baxendale,Baxter, Beales,Bowe

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Re: Age??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fitty,

My first guess would be 7 :)
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Re: Age??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Tati, i'll give that a go :)
--------------------------------------- <br /> ( @ @ )<br />-----------oOOo-(_)-oOOo---------<br /><br /> Any one seen any BAXENDALES?<br /><br />--------oooO---------------Oooo-------<br /> ( ) ( )<br /> \\\\ ( ) /<br /> \\\\_) (_/<br /><br />Brighouse: Smith<br />Lambeth: Clisby<br />Leeds: Baxendale,Baxter, Beales,Bowe


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Re: Age??
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 12:51 GMT (UK) »
My first thought was 7 too, before looking at Tati's reply!
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Re: Age??
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Could it possibly be 17?

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Re: Age??
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 17:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fitty,

I would say 7 also, but I'm fairly new to this  :)

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Re: Age??
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 17:51 GMT (UK) »
It looks like a fancy german 7 which always has a little line through the "upright".

I believe there was even a time when english 7's were written this way ??

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Re: Age??
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 March 09 18:04 GMT (UK) »
I would agree with Bob - like the German 7.

Old English - my Mum still writes her "F"  "backwards"!!!!

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Re: Age??
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 March 09 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Like Tati in reply #1, I'd go for 7.

Charlotte, Fitty said in his OP that he'd tried 17 unsuccessfully.

B-B, I cross my sevens - to avoid confusion. It's not common here - but certainly not unheard of. Probably because so many Australians who were educated in Europe write 1 (one) in a way (i.e. with a long upstroke) which could easily be confused with an uncrossed 7 (seven). Parents (from Berlin) of one of my closest school friends always wrote one thus and crossed their sevens. And another close school friend (came to Aus from England when she was about 13) always crossed her sevens - and still does.

Fitty, would you like to explain what you mean by "it came back as wrong"!

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