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Some folks only request information, which is fair enough by me. Maybe they don't want discussion, chat, banter etc. Different people want different things from a forum, and that's fine.  If

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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You are so right NBL...........I'm constantly amazed when blokes don't know their shirt size.........and say ''med'' or large''.........for goodness sake whats that ?

         I Know all my clothes sizes...........,whats a medium shirt ?..........medium what collar,chest,?...........you can have a large neck and small chest,........leg length ,Long,medium, short,?.........many shirts,trousers,etc,........are made in Asia.......and it annoys me that they dont say 16in collar or 34 waist etc,

                         Long live Imperial weights and measures,......5lb bag taters.......2lb Sugar.........QTR Potted meat........1760 yards t' mile......or even 8 furlongs.........8 pints to the Gallon..........instead we get the price per litre.........how tall are you 170 sumat or other........how talls that?............lol.

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I'm sure most blokes on here can tell us their clothes sizes..........or can they ?..............start us off someone........

Chest...collar....waist....inside leg....in inches

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What red.........you take all the wrapping off inc a box.......then say 'don't fit don't want it ?.......or do you just buy casual shirts that are not wrapped ?

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I take the shirt off the rack & try it on in the fitting room, I'm quite particular I like the sleeves right length, I like my shirts quite fitted slim fit, usually button down, I don't tuck in so I like them to sit halfway off my back pockets & cut around the hip, I don't own many shirts, but I have a obsession with Fred Perry polos, have about 25 some quite rare ones. 

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Roger, wasn't wise to get Bakers fluid on your skin, it's a pretty strong acid, still available. We used it as it was impossible to clean  the battery cables enough to take solder. Bakers fluid did the job a treat.

All my electronic soldering was and still is done with flux cored solder, tin/lead solder is getting hard to come by now, but a still have a few rolls of it left.

That newer mainly tin solder melts at a higher temperature and has an annoying habit of growing "whiskers" as it ages. The whiskers are tin crystallizing into thin strands of tin, which eventually short everything out!!

NASA and the US military found that one out, there are many photos of "solder whiskers" around the net. All government entities have now swung back to lead/tin solder.

Ben will laugh at the whiskers, but sadly it's a fact and showing up with domestic electronics failing through shorts caused by that metallurgical quirk of nature.

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2 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

I'm sure most blokes on here can tell us their clothes sizes..........or can they ?..............start us off someone........

Chest...collar....waist....inside leg....in inches

 

Alright yo asked forrit!

All numbers in inches.

chest 40

collar 16.5

waist 38

inside leg 32

shoe 12       and yer din't even ask for that.

 

I 'ad a made to measure suit for me first wedding from Burtons.  Only MTM suit I ever had.  It lasted for years. It shrunk a bit. ;)

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Thankyou Loppy........we have the same collar size...........nowt else.......yo big footed beggar ...............lol.

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19 hours ago, MargieH said:

Paul says he used Fluxite in the 1950s for soldering joints in radios, and he still has the original tin!

Photo please, MargieH!

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Ah yes, Fluxite....a brown sticky mess in a tin.  Anyone remember "Tinning" their iron by dipping in fluxite and and solder, then rubbing it on the inside of the tin lid?

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Still use Fluxite and tin/lead solder. Tin the tip by a dip in the Fluxite and then a quick pass down my jeans. Drives her barmy. I used to have a little sponge on the iron holder but lost it long ago.

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3 hours ago, Compo said:

Photo please, MargieH!

 

Here's the original 60 year old tin + another more modern one he found with it

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While searching for the Fluxite tin, Paul found a catapult he used to use as a lad - probably more than 60 years ago.  It's still got the leather sling surprisingly

 

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The dreaded Milbro, MargieH. I had one of those when I was about 7. Unsupervised and no instruction.

 

Allotment, greenhouse, small boys, catapult. Two of these items perhaps don't belong with the other two. They didn't down Whitemoor avenue one fine day.

Deep trouble and painful results!

 

 

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On 28/02/2007 at 3:23 PM, katyjay said:

Just remembered, as well as the Betterware man, there was the Cleaneasy man [bet I've spelt that wrong] And Davenports [beer at home means Davenports] and the pop delivery men [Redfearns and Redgates]

You still get the Betterware Man in Jacksdale (one horse town)

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I still have my Milbro galley/Gadda/Catapult, Margie.  If you search this topic you should find a photo of it.

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