Following an accident in October, I’ve had to wear a surgical corset 24/7. This week I have finally been allowed to remove it. Real progress…
This begs the question of what, if anything, can I do with the corset. They apparently cost about 1000€, and are customised to fit individual patients own body shape and specific injuries, so can’t realistically be used by other patients. The hospital told me I could keep it as a souvenir! They can’t reuse them.
Before I escort it to the dechetterie, and dispose of it with full military honours, can anyone think of a creative (and sensible!) use for one? It just seems such a pity to throw it away without at least considering alternatives.
According to his final diary entries Gaudier-Brzseka’s last sculpture before his untimely death in WWI was carved from a German gun that he’d just found. It’s long lost (forgery opportunity?) and I’ve always believed that it was a Cubist/Vorticiist head carved from the wooden stock of a Mauser.
Well you are almost correct, it is a Mauser. But unless WW1 was extended to 1935, your idea of date is incorrect as that is when this gun was produced. @Wozza It is a M712 7,63 × 25 mm, in full, and legal, working order.