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Old 16th Jan 2020, 10:58 am   #41
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Default Re: Horrid Ceiling Heat + Light unit

Griffin and George!
Now they made ALL SORTS of interesting gear.
Worth a topic to themselves.
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Old 19th Jan 2020, 12:40 am   #42
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Default Re: Horrid Ceiling Heat + Light unit

Originally Posted by Heatercathodeshort View Post
These date from the days before central heating became an everyday facility.
The bathroom at Merton Park was absolutely freezing with frost on the inside of the window glass on bleak winter days.
We had one in our bathroom and it transformed an igloo into a more pleasant experience. To be honest it was a much loved friend in that winter of '63!
Care had to be taken when switching off but it was also controlled by the bathroom light switch or pull cord and yes we had a real bathroom wall mounted switch back then! [House built and wired 1906]
The 750w could just be safely carried by the lighting circuit that was generously wired in this case.
We are all mollycoddled today with everything including heating at the push of a button, a far cry from the 50's coal fires, paraffin heaters, bowl fires and very much colder houses than anyone could imagine today. Anything that brought a little comfort to those bitter winter days was more than welcome! Regards, John.
In my early age, we lived in an upper flat that was made from a single family home. The bathroom was in the hall to the outside. Plus the flat was not centrally heated, so the bath was a real treat in the dead of winter. We used a fan-heater when the temp was extremely cold.
That is one thing I don't miss from the good old days.
BTW, I use the term Mollycoddled myself!
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