Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another mystery

Thank you  for your kind comments on my blogaversary.

A new year, a new challange. I found this pencil marking on the attic floorboard of one of my antique houses.
It is the one that came with the Christian Hacker stove. It is in pencil and seems to say " I  u r f 7" in the european fashion. "J u r g ?"  Any ideas? Thanks C
Update: Well I heard from Diepuppenstubensammlerin who suggested the writing is very old fashioned. She though it might say "roof" as to where that part of the dollhouse components were kept, but the last letter doesn't work.  C

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Hi CM, sorry it's taken me so long to respond! I've now had time to look up the websites I use for family history, like CyndisList, which had a link to this site:
And I think diepuppenstubensammlerin is right - the first letter is D, and the last h, and so it could well be Dach 'roof'. But I'm no expert on old German handwriting - trying to read old German church registers, I thought 'Ewa' said 'Anna'!