THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby warringtonrhino » Sat 11 Jun, 2016 7:27 pm

The fireman's switch is used to turn off electrical power to any high voltage equipment.
They are usually on the outside of the building, and in most cases they isolated neon signs.
If we needed to get to upper floors using ladders, the signs were a potential threat.
low voltage LED signs have replaced neon signs so there is a reduced requirement for the fireman's switch.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Leodian » Sun 12 Jun, 2016 12:30 pm

I don't know if it is the case or not but plain postcards do not seem to be seen anymore. I'm not thinking of such as seaside postcards which are presumably still sent (the old saucy ones still make me smile ;) ). That plain postcards may no longer be seen came to my mind when I recently found several Lion brand white postcards stuck away in a drawer. It must be very many years since I last used a plain postcard (those with the address to be written on one side with a space for a stamp and the message written on the other side).
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 12 Jun, 2016 2:58 pm

Plain white postcards can be bought at all stationery outlets such as Staples, WH Smith and Rymans etc along with office supply companies

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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Leodian » Sun 12 Jun, 2016 6:46 pm

Ok, I was wrong buffaloskinner and so I now know that plain postcards are still in common use. You stated "Plain white postcards can be bought at all stationery outlets such as Staples, WH Smith and Rymans etc along with office supply companies" but did you really need to list places that sell them and even include an advert for one of them to show how wrong I am? :( You could have worded your response in a pleasant way rather than the unfriendly way it reads to me.

PS. I've just remembered that I do still use a postcard! I've used one for some years now to slide under a tumbler that I trap spiders in, as the postcard is thin and strong enough. The postcard is dirty now so it's time to use a new one from my stock ;).
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Wiljoy » Mon 13 Jun, 2016 4:32 am

BABIES NAPPIES HANGING OUT ON THE CLOTHESLINE.
Australians all let us rejoice fr we are 1-2-3 :D
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby Wiljoy » Mon 13 Jun, 2016 4:38 am

volvojack wroteColon
Wanderer wroteColonWhite dog poo.....


Mmm............ Well I have had a word with a Professor at Knostrop University and he say's it certainly is a subject not to be sniffed at but at the moment they are not researching this sort of thing at this time.


I HAVE MY DOUBTS ABOUT THE TRUTHFULNESS OF THE PROFESSORS STATEMENT??
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby jgl1954 » Thu 21 Jul, 2016 5:44 pm

Wing mirrors on cars....they're all on the doors now. You don't see many aerials either nowadays.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Thu 21 Jul, 2016 6:53 pm

Fly Paper hanging down in Kitchens with Bluebottles and flys stuck on them. some shops had them years ago where one had to be careful otherwise it touched your hair or face.
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I have not seen a Milk Float in the Streets for a long time, my pal Alfie had the same round up Belle Isle for many years but has given up as during the night he has been threatened, robbed once and as he says Youths just walk up and help themselves.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby tilly » Thu 21 Jul, 2016 9:06 pm

Hi volvojack You can still buy them now i saw some in poundland last week dont know who would use now.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
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Re: THINGS YOU DON'T SEE ANYMORE (Part 2)

Postby volvojack » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 9:56 am

jgl1954 wroteColonWing mirrors on cars....they're all on the doors now. You don't see many aerials either nowadays.



or the indicators that used to come out of the side between the front and rear door and light up orange, sometimes they would stick and not come out so you would have to open the window and hit the car side with your hand as you steered around the bend.

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