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Who remembers?

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

  1. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    My first tax refund was 83 cents. Wish I'd kept the cheque but it was a lot of money at the time.
    PR.
     
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  2. reelmick

    reelmick Active Member

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    What about these when you were a kid 20210824_135749.jpg
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    nah - not them but the 1920's house we bought in the late 80's had a 3 phase instantaneous hot water heater in the bath /shower.
    Bath was OK - but having a shower was a bit scary
     
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  4. Ijam

    Ijam Active Member

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    I remember my 1st pay £10.7/6 per week apprentice mechanic J P Hensmans Ford truck and car dealership in Essex uk .

    my dad had a long blow torch, for weed control on concrete paths looked like something from ww2 except I remember him getting it from a garden centre in Liverpool uk .
     
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  5. Ijam

    Ijam Active Member

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    Did anyone else have a toy steam engine as a kid , can’t believe I was given it to play with and no supervision fire and live steam Awesome!!!
     
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  6. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    We used to flip the belt off, prime the motor with a drop of fuel down the carb, a rope like the Victa wrapped around the bottom pulley, a quick tug, when it started slip the belt on the generator and flip it onto the bottom pulley with a long screwdriver. We bench tested many motors using this method during my years at the dealership back in the 1960's. We did have a bell housing that we could use but that meant a lot more time involved.
     
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  7. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    You were well paid my wage was $13.10 less tax in 1966 and when my indenture was signed I had a massive $14.10 less tax.
     
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  8. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Those hot summer days on a slide!
     
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  9. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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  10. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Now THAT’S a real piece of equipment!
    Love it
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    That was a photo...
    Dug Dad's out of the shed today - might polish it up and restore it.
    PR
     
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  14. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Dad came from a long line of carpenters who migrated to NZ late 1800s?
    I still have most of his and some of his father's and uncle's hand tools - wooden jack planes used to make coffins, hand routers, Stanley No 45 plane in original box.
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    My idea of a power tool is a Yankee screwdriver
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    PR
     
  15. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    I was always on the round a bout
     
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    bagman Well-Known Member

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  17. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Yep….that’s what I remember them as too……..;)

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  19. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    I remember my two FAF905FB-A7DF-4391-AE8F-19FB9C8FA35B.jpeg 461DE058-92B0-40D5-ACFE-F58C3F8A37CE.jpeg favourite toys
     
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  20. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriend back in the 1970's stayed with an old lady in Hamilton when she was at uni and I stayed occasionally, she had a gas hot water system with a pilot light to start the hot water and it scared the buggery out of me every time that it started.
     
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