Antique collector Allan Jobson shows some novel objects from his collection to his son.
West Norwood, London.
Various shots of antique collector Allan Jobson showing several novel objects from his collection to his young son who makes notes.
The antiques are a giant egg-timer, an ancient mousetrap, an 18th century bed-waggon (a sort of cage) used to warm or air beds, a device for docking horses tails or cutting thistles, a stick with a handkerchief tied to the end (Dick Whittington-style), a drinking urn, a small pair of scales, pairs of old fashioned pattens (which kept feet off wet floors) and skates made from bone.
Mr Jobson walks over to a chest of draws and looks at two toys there. One is a figure of an old woman, with hundreds of knickknacks hanging off her basket; the other is a small figure of a man holding onto a curved piece of wood that balances on a stool.