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Who remembers?

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

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Brings back memories of camping @ Lake Macquarie & Long Jetty in the Cargill Caravanette then also using them to go prawning :D dragging the net.

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  2. BrissyGeorge

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    Pretty impressive bit of kit really - those clever German engineers used them to design our vehicles
     
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  3. Jurgen Grossmutter

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    In 1973 there were 14 companies making slide rules. In 1974 there was one.
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got an Hitachi (I think is the brand) or could be Toshiba brand one in the drawer ..... it's a small one in a leather pouch.
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you ever go to the roller skating rink at Long Jetty ?
    Hearts were broken there......:D
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When I did my Clerk of Works , we used slide rules........damn I must be old !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Finally, almost growing into your KC username....:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    The old FYRSIDE at home and I remember the silk mantle lanterns. Like you say the ritual of lighting one up at our camp site at Kioloa all those years back. Lucky we are still here to remember. Love this forum !!
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just to say I remember all the above with the rest of you. This was taken out of the 90's camper trailer last weekend as I cleaned the trailer for sale. P1110728.JPG
    Got to be 25 yrs old.
    Cheers
     
  10. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    I loved my kerosene pressure lamp. Used it to search for late night science experiments while at school. Not sure where it ended up.
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Wish I had my dads kerosene pressure flame torches & lamps. Would be quite the treasure (or trash!) now.;)
    Cheers
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    In 1975 I started flight school & we used circular 'slide rules' with a vector plotter on the other side:cool:.
    S**t.......some 45 years ago for both of us;).
    Cheers
     
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  13. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Sly Drools? What about Log Tables?
     
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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'll raise your sine by a cos & a tan!:p
    Cheers
     
  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark, never got to the skating rink @ Long Jetty ..... possibly too young and having fun in the water ;)
     
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  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not as old as some ;) ..... wiser than others :D
     
  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had them at high school....but they were wasted on me back then.......it took an interest in building stuff to motivate me to learn maths......then it became easier to understand.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    We still used these when I started flying in 1995.
     
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  19. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    SOH CAH TOA
    Indian chief of the trigonomtric tribe.
     
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  20. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Thunderbirds are go
     

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