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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 11:08 pm   #261
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Probably 30+ years old, this timer has been near melted and dropped more times than I can remember, but still works perfectly and has seen daily use during that period
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 12:23 am   #262
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Probably 30+ years old, this timer has been near melted and dropped more times than I can remember, but still works perfectly and has seen daily use during that period
I think my Mum has one of those around for when she needs to time two things cooking at the same time.
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 7:43 am   #263
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At this moment, Leak Troughline stereo with Leak Delta 70 amp listening to Sounds of the 60's.
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This has just gone out for re-cycling. It’s got to be a good 30 years old,and is finally empty.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 10:59 am   #265
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And not before time! Just think what its contents did to the ozone layer! I gather that aerosol freezer sprays are still available but the price has rocketed.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 1:35 pm   #266
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There's 3 kinds of freezer/air duster available nowadays. R134 (or was it R143?) which has a global warming potential in the thousands. Butane/Propane which has a more reasonable GWP but is flammable. R1234YF is the newest. None of those damage the ozon layer, fortunately.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 1:55 pm   #267
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Ok, but it has aided in repairs of items that may have instead been thrown away. Hopefully that more than cancels out. That’s what I’m telling my concience.
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Hi all,
well here is the story of today, which is typical of any weekend day...

The morning started with toast from the Morphy Richards toaster - very fast.

We went to church and then out to lunch, so no vintage stuff there.

Then in the evening I encouraged my 3 year old daughter to eat her dinner whilst listening to Christmas music on the Cossor 524 and keeping an eye on the time with the Smiths electric wall clock in the kitchen.

After her shower, I dried my daughter's hair with a vintage Morphy Richards hairdryer.

Now writing this with the aid of my old bedside lamp and Smiths sectric clock. The green 312 rarely gets used (I use my mobile mostly), I really must give it a dust...

P.S. We used to use a 1932 patent "Best Friend" brown bakelite hairdryer for our daughter's hair, but it got damaged by a babysitter (presumably dropped) and could not be repaired safely. The "Best Friend" hairdryer uses very thin bakelite which makes it very flimsy. The Morphy Richards has a thick urea formaldahyde casing and an induction motor, so it is heavy but robust.

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Very impressive, Andy. I can remember being given 2/6d for putting a new element in one of those toasters when I was about 13.

The Cossor 524 must have been one of the best FM radios of the time. It has a bigger speaker than the Bush VHF61 and mine has no drift whatsoever unlike my Bush which has a small drift as it warms up.

That green 312 was a find. I bet it is worth plenty now.
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The two socket extension lead I built around 1965 to power up a (modern) dehumidifier in my 1970 Landrover.
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A soldering iron I bought nigh on 30 odd years ago to fix a soldering iron I bought 15 years ago.
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