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Who remembers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Who’s father had one of these, this is mine ...
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Now THAT’s a blowtorch…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    my dad.
    Can remember helping him repaint the house.
    This was the tool for stripping the paint off

    Use to sneak back down to the garage and firing this baby up for a bit of a play at night after everyone went to bed
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    From Barry’s dad:

    Barry was a bugger of a child……..but he survived beyond his teens! :p
     
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    C’mon!!........they were such cool toys.

    No one sneaks back into the garage to play with an electric heat gun o_Oo_Oo_O

    Pump that baby up and listen to the roar of the flame
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    you don’t realise how close to the truth that is :oops::eek::oops::D
     
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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Having spent some very entertaining social time with you, I just figured it might be a good guess…. ;)
     
  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Dad had one for heating the soldering iron...
    This type...
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    Not one with a cord.
     
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  9. BrissyGeorge

    BrissyGeorge Active Member

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    cool looking Monaro in the car park
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I learned to solder in high school with one of these….
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  11. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Dad's Primus 890 white spirit soldering iron. Still use it occasionally.
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    Unbond brake linings from the shoes and brass rivet new linings onto the shoes;
    Melt lead flashings and car batteries to make fishing sinkers in plaster of paris moulds;
    Re-solder brass tanks on leaking radiators;
    Loosen king pins from beam axles.
    Small tank was filled with white spirit, lit with a flint lighter to pre-heat the soldering iron before opening the gas valve.
    PR
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WHOA ....... wish my dad had one of those babies!!!!
     
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  13. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Critical to correct soldering:
    Solder rods and Baker's Soldering fluid (until the lid rusted onto the tin).
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    PR
     
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  14. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    I still use it when I require a low temperature.
    PR
     
  15. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    The paymaster clerk would count the money in front of you, place it back into the envelope. You would then sign for it.
     
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  16. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Had a set like this and then upgraded when I did tech drawing
     
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  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    yep

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  18. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    In a 4 year apprenticeship I got four 40hr pay packets.
    All the others were docked
     
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  19. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to remember to remember the brand name of the carbonised tear off payslips?
    PR
     
  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    It's almost who remembers $1 and $2 notes
     
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