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Things you don’t see anymore (times 2) A 1945 photo of my aunt, wearing a turban and scrubbing her front door step on Queens Grove, Meadows. She dug her heels in and refused to move when the

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The Tusker.  This tool is used for manually cutting peat for use on domestic fires.  Still in use by a few but hardly ever seen.  this one lives in my shed:

 

 

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Not worth it Broxtowelad as if you did you would only get back 4d.

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Spotted another hydrant this morning on the north side of Castle Blvd almost opposite Palatine St. Nicely restored too.

Another one for me to tick off !

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Plenty of this type out here,I think every village has at least one,(not the trike)

 

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Re # 4054. Come on Cliff, you're slipping. Any chance of a pic ?

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I'm certain there are numerous around the city Lizzie. However, I'll not make a special quest to track them down.

It'd be an interesting project though ! Another bit of history.

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Seeing Plantfit's picture of the "Lion" fire hydrant reminded me of one I photographed in a wintry garden in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands back in 1987  The was another on the street corner too:

 

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Any one still use these?Black and Decker D600  two speed drill with jigsaw attachment and Black and Decker D500 single speed drill both in good working order

 

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And on the subject of drill here's a couple of owduns,still in good working order

 

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Brass paraffin blowlamp and anyone remember from the 1960's the Rom Pom grease gun advertised as having so many thousands pounds of pressure at the grease nipple end,once again both still working

 

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Pair of 8mm cine projectors don't know why I have these,never used them but both are in very good working condition and up for sale if anyone interested

 

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I'm with you on the cine projectors, Rog.  I still have a nice Bell and Howell super 8 along with a Canon cine camera.  Doubt if they will ever sell, but I'm too daft to just chuck  'em out.  I copied all my movies to DVDs and added, music, commentary etc.. No doubt my kids will ditch those as well when I expire.  I'm not sure you can even buy blank super 8 cassettes any more.

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I've still got a wheel brace, used to have the B&D accessories for the drill, sold them before I migrated, now have all the big boy toys, Radial Arm Saw, Band saw, Table Saw etc.

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Got one in me other shed with loads of bits of different shapes and styles Loppy,I'll get a pic of them tomorrow and post it here

 

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I've a brace, in fact a modern one I've had a few years and some antique ones. Plenty of bits, bought a top of the line set when I lived in Sacramento.

 

Costliest things I keep buying are 1/2" router bits.

 

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I only see the scales that hang from the stall roof frames on the markets these days,does anyone use the counter top ones?although this is marked off in Kg's I still don't see any about

 

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I am beginning to ask myself "why do I keep all this junk?"

 

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How odd that you should mention the scales, Rog. I was looking at two sets in a street market in Villa Real Santo Antonio just last week. I thought of buying a set but with my Ryanair luggage allowance I had no hope of getting it home for less than a fifty quid excess charge.

 

I still have a brace and bit drill, hand drill, B&D metal two speed drill (With several attachments) and three paraffin blowlamps.  All of those tools are still in use too.

 

I have a set of counter top scales that are balanced using weights rather than a sliding scale (photo later)  That particular set is not in use but I do have a smaller set of Salter balance scales in everyday use.

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Nice one Compo.I have a four pound iron weight for balance scales,for some obscure reason it's in the greenhouse,I really must have a good clear out

 

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