Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Troy's Tuesday Tie Trivia #2 -- Going Nuts
Welcome to Troy’s Tuesday Tie Trivia. This feature was inspired by an incredible deal I got on ties at a local indoor flea market.
You can read all about it here.
My first featured tie is one of my favorites, in fact the first one that caught my eye when I walked past the stand.
Officially called “Going Nuts” this tie was designed by Vicky Davis of New York. It features a Crescent Wrench and a nut/bolt, on a vivid red background. Vicky Davis Ties are made in the USA and are 100% silk. You can see lots of other Vicky Davis patterns here.
From the front the nut/bolt looks like a tie tac. But it’s actually just an ornamental rivet.
My pictures show not only my tie, but my cool pliers tie bar that Diann got me for Christmas.
Those that follow her blog may remember seeing her talk about it here.
And for those who can’t help but notice the wrinkles in the shirt, I am not actually wearing this shirt. It is one that has not been ironed, I just grabbed it as a backdrop for the tie.
So, that is my "Going Nuts" Tie, the first tie featured in the Troy's Tuesday Tie Trivia series.
And now for some basic “wrench” trivia.
*A wrench is a tool made for tightening or loosening bolts, nuts or anything that needs to turn. Solymon Merrick patented the first wrench in 1835.
*Charles Moncky invented the monkey wrench around 1858.
*Crescent wrench is actually a brand name for an adjustable wrench which features a sliding jaw. The Crescent Tool Company’s version was so widely used that it became the common name of the tool for many situations.
*When someone twists a knee, ankle wrist or shoulder, suddenly and violently, resulting in a sprain, it is often said that they “wrenched” that particular joint.
Because this tie is red, I will be joining a couple of "Red" blog parties this week. Please stop by there and see lots of other red things.
Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet
Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World
I'm also joining Color Carnival.