Factory Records: FAC 8 LINDER STERLING Factory Egg Timer
Notes: Also referred to as the 'Menstrual Egg-Timer'.
Only one prototype was made by Linder, singer of Ludus. The egg timer looked like an abacus, and is described in one of the early Factory newsletters as 'A four bar abacus, seven beads to the row, final five blood soaked lint.'
This only ever existed as a drawing on a napkin, done by AHW and artist Linder Sterling (a close friend of Morrissey).
"She was a very weird lady." remembers AHW. "At that point in 1978, she was making menstrual jewelry, which meant that she would take a piece of wire, wrap gauze around it with glue (she tried menstrual blood but it just looked black, then she used red paint), and then when it hardened, pulled it off the wire and there was a bead, a menstrual bead, which should would make earrings out of, or necklaces. The idea for FAC 8 was it would be an abacus with 4 rows, seven beads on each row. The first row would have seven white beads, the second six white beads and a pearl and the third two white beads and five bloody beads. And we called it the menstrual egg timer."
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