What is this thing with pat date of Feb 19 1889

Robert Sorgmann

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Not sure what this is. Any help appreciated.
 

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I believe it's (most of) this... a trouser strap.

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I wasn't aware of 'trousers' being a common usage term in the US. Thought it was pretty much only what we say instead of 'pants' over here.


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Redcoat thats a good ID lol awesome Ill get one someday
 
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At the mention of the phrase: "wearing the trousers", I'm always reminded of our former 'iron lady' prime minister Margaret Thatcher's husband Dennis at a press conference. He was cheekily asked: "so... who wears the trousers in your house?". Without hesitation he responded: "I do... and not only that, I wash and iron them too".
 
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Does anyone have the etymology on the trouser "trout"? I'm told it only has one eye. :laughing7:

Start your research with "fish stories".

Fish story - An improbable, boastful tale. This expression alludes to the tendency to exaggerate the size... [ Early 1800s]
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Thanks for the info I appreciate it much! Thanks everyone for the invite!
 
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very interesting. I have never heard of a trouser strap before this thread.
thanks for posting
 
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I love all the gadgets and whatnot that were used back in the day for no other reason than keeping their outfits looking swank... really impressive!
 
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