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Old 24th Jan 2018, 10:15 am   #21
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Default Re: Is this Britains oldest working oven?

Originally Posted by AJSmith625 View Post
Hello all, Parkinson Cowan had a large factory here in Stechford, East Birmingham. It closed sometime around the mid 90s if my memory is correct. It is now a retail park.
When I first moved to West Yorkshire in 1982, my first domestic acquisition was a Parkinson Cowan 4000 which was rated a 'best buy' by a certain consumer group / association (which one, I can't recall ). The plate warmer on top was chrome plated steel and made a very good earth plane for my magnetically-mounted citizens' band antenna. The old joke amongst my CB chums back then was along the lines of 'yeah, he always gets good numbers - he's using a burner'

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