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    Quoting the Musée de l'Armée's description (first row, third from left) of the armor:

    The Armour of the Dauphin was made for Henry of Orléans, who was King of France under the name Henry II from 1547 to 1559. In fact, it is decorated with dolphins ("dauphins" in French) facing each other (visual 3). This armour is 1.79 m tall and weighs 19.7 kg. The weight tells us that it was intended for military use. The material used is blackened iron which has been damascened (inlaid with silver). Until 1797, this masterpiece was kept in the royal collections in the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    Gee, and here I thought that it was a covid19 tool.
    The covid tools are increasingly rare but easily recognizable; often seen alone or driving solitaire. The persistence of one very well known retired persons association running public service propaganda is another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    The covid tools are increasingly rare but easily recognizable; often seen alone or driving solitaire. The persistence of one very well known retired persons association running public service propaganda is another.
    We occasionally see one around here but often at half-mast.

    But not to monkey around, I see an anti-monkey patent was granted around a year or so ago. Also, seems the authorities can't tell the difference between shingles and simians and use the same picture for both.



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