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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Stish704 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:34 pm

I've got one of them magnifiers here. It has a picture of the wife in it when she was about 3. Her nan gave it to her years ago!

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Post by pbar » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:20 am

andyd wrote:These were 'strange' at the time https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1500_.jpg
It's hard to understand why people take drugs when you can just have one of those instead!

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Post by pbar » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:20 am

Stish704 wrote:I've got one of them magnifiers here. It has a picture of the wife in it when she was about 3. Her nan gave it to her years ago!
Cool! :D They were once a 'normal' everyday thing.

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Post by andyd » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:54 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:These were 'strange' at the time https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1500_.jpg
It's hard to understand why people take drugs when you can just have one of those instead!
:agree: 'Acid Trip' in a tin :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:53 am

I bet there are many people around here who won't know what these are -

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Post by andyd » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:20 am

pbar wrote:I bet there are many people around here who won't know what these are -

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Centres for 45rpm (Single) record

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Stish704 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:38 pm

pbar wrote:
Stish704 wrote:I've got one of them magnifiers here. It has a picture of the wife in it when she was about 3. Her nan gave it to her years ago!
Cool! :D They were once a 'normal' everyday thing.
I know, pretty cool thing to keep.

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Post by andyd » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:01 am

Hope this doesn't mean secondhand Ford Radio's will become even more expensive :? http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-ne ... 4141735967

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Post by pbar » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:22 am

I heard something about this the other day. Always surprised me that they didn't at least equal vinyl for sales back in the day. The beauty being that they were very portable and you could record on them. I can't imagine them coming back to the point of rivaling the modern equivalent though, MP3, but time will tell.

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Post by andyd » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:05 am

pbar wrote:I heard something about this the other day. Always surprised me that they didn't at least equal vinyl for sales back in the day. The beauty being that they were very portable and you could record on them. I can't imagine them coming back to the point of rivaling the modern equivalent though, MP3, but time will tell.
:agree: The anticipation of the cassette getting chewed up whilst playing :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:49 am

Even batteries looked better back in the day!

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:21 am

:agree: :D Way before Duracell etc........

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:35 am

pbar wrote:Even batteries looked better back in the day!

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Ideal for using in this to play those cassette's :D
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:41 am

Freelanderfan wrote:
pbar wrote:Even batteries looked better back in the day!

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Ideal for using in this to play those cassette's :D
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73 ... 7222ca.jpg
Or http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/l400/pict ... player.jpg
No wonder I'm deaf......Happy days indeed :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:02 pm

andyd wrote:No wonder I'm deaf
Pardon?

If Woolworths were selling these for 6p, it's no wonder they never made any money! :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:15 pm

andyd wrote: Or http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/l400/pict ... player.jpg
No wonder I'm deaf......Happy days indeed :D
Show off, you must have had the posh one :D

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Post by andyd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Freelanderfan wrote:
andyd wrote: Or http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/l400/pict ... player.jpg
No wonder I'm deaf......Happy days indeed :D
Show off, you must have had the posh one :D
Not until I was about 14, had one similar to the other before that :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:No wonder I'm deaf
Pardon?

If Woolworths were selling these for 6p, it's no wonder they never made any money! :)

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What?!! :whistle:

6p was a lot of money then :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:11 pm

Retro seems to be fashionable these days. Not to mention expensive!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sharp-gf767-1 ... Sw2xRYSulg

Advanced technology for 1886! :D

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Retro seems to be fashionable these days. Not to mention expensive!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sharp-gf767-1 ... Sw2xRYSulg

Advanced technology for 1886! :D

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Yes that seems a tad expensive....Why has it got a handle? You wouldn't want to carry that too far :lol:

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