’n Blaasbalk : ’n werktuig wat deur samepersing lug uitblaas, bv. om ’n vuur aan te blaas. ’n Blaasbalk kan ook ’n grootprater wees!! :-)
Also called pair of bellows, an instrument consisting of an air chamber with flexible sides or end, a means of compressing it, an inlet valve, and a constricted outlet that is used to create a stream of air, as for producing a draught for a fire.
From “Ivanhoe” by Walter Scott:
“While the one struck a light with a flint and steel, the other disposed the charcoal in the large rusty grate which we have already mentioned, and exercised the bellows until the fuel came to a red glow.”
I took this photo in Dullstroom, South Africa, a small town where one can enjoy and learn more about all kinds of old-fashioned things.
Canon PowerShot S51S digital camera.
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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Wow, really outstanding Liz! the clarity and colours are amazing! Great pic, this!

  • Thanks Maree! Much appreciated.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    what lovely colourful contrasts Elizabeth…and very interesting subject :-)

  • Thank you LInda for a welcome comment! Much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LBrammer
    LBrammerover 4 years ago

    Fantastic!!! :-)

  • Thanks Linda and I feel honoured that you’ve added it to your favs!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Great image – beautiful complimentary colors.

  • Marsha,

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Amazing work! Thank you for sharing the info!

  • Thanks for accepting in your wonderful group!!Thanks for a great comment too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaover 4 years ago

  • Wow!! I’m very happy about this! Thank you so much Laddie, much appreciated! ( a beautiful banner as well

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    ★★★★★ Congratulations on a stunning pic being featured Liz!

  • Thanks Maree, it was “lekker”!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago


    THANK YOU for your participation in our
    recent challenge, IT’S A CLASSIC which closed on 8-3-10.
    We look forward to seeing your outstanding work in the next challenge.

  • Thanks Pat for letting me know!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    JUNE 20th, 2011

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  • Thanks so much Mary! I’m thrilled! Thanks to all the voters too!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Wow, congratulations Liz, well done on the challenge!

  • Dankie, dankie…pure plesier! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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