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11:00am on Friday, 3rd August, 2012:

And the Answer is...


The answer to yesterday's puzzler is that it's a machine for making seaside rock (the kind where it says the name of a town all the way through). They start out big, like a foot in diameter, then this machine extrudes them out into rock-diameter lengths:

These lengths are 3 or 4 yards each, but they're cut into the correct length using a chopper that looks like a pair of left-handed scissors. Here's a video I took of it.

This was at the John Bull rock factory outside Bridlington. There were signs on the wall saying that video cameras were not permitted, but I didn't use a video camera, I used my phone...

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