This week, I went on a hunt for rusty objects and found literally dozens of interesting bits. Rust is one of those things that’s all around us, but we’re so used to seeing it that our brain files it under “unremarkable”, so we end up un-seeing it: that is, unless the rusted object belongs to us and is on the point of seizing up, or collapsing.
Rust is quite photogenic, although I don’t particularly like the smell of it but, as these pictures aren’t for a toddler’s Scratch & Sniff book, that’s not relevant.
Just to make my foray into the world of rust complete, I would really appreciate it if me clever-clogs could tell me the technical name for each item in my pictures above.
Picture 1 — Door on a lamppost, behind which lies the control panel to the electrics. Type of lock?
Picture 2 — Garage door. Type of hinge?
Picture 3 — Fence-panel support. Type of hook and ring?
Picture 4 — Telegraph-pole support. Type of ring?
Your answers awaited with interest. And you never know, I might even mention these objects in a story sometime, if the names for them are interesting enough.