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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    How do you remember this stuff?
    I thought it was common knowledge back then - comedians used to make jokes about them.

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Speaking of old paper cups, I wonder whether the BBC still have vending machine paper cups with the BBC logo on them like they used to in the 1980s?

    I thought that Klix was a toy manufacturer, in the Lego vein.
    How do you remember this stuff?

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  • George 1978
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    Speaking of old paper cups, I wonder whether the BBC still have vending machine paper cups with the BBC logo on them like they used to in the 1980s?

    I thought that Klix was a toy manufacturer, in the Lego vein.

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  • Arran
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    The drinks machines in Toolstation are Klix.

    Klix is a subdivision of Mars Confectionery.

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  • MiniMort
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    My grandad found some Maxpax instant tea cups whilst sorting out a box with all of his coach driver gear in it, they were dated 1982! Naturally I had to try adding hot water to it and it looked like tea! The milk had all solidied but if you were in a zombie apocalypse and could filter it and put fresh milk in it’d most likely be ok

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  • tex
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    Originally posted by 80sChav View Post
    Tarue George - I recall my/our local Baths and getting Onion Ring Crisps and the likes from the Machine and that must be about 1984 (in terms of really really old type Swimming Baths)

    What a strange combination of a smell with the Cloride from the Baths it sure made

    80sChav
    Chlorine.

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  • Richard1978
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    Originally posted by 80sChav View Post
    Tarue George - I recall my/our local Baths and getting Onion Ring Crisps and the likes from the Machine and that must be about 1984 (in terms of really really old type Swimming Baths)

    What a strange combination of a smell with the Cloride from the Baths it sure made

    80sChav
    I remember my local pool having Seabrook crisps in their machine, Tomato Sauce, Salt & Vinager and Cheese & Onion were my favourite flavours.

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  • 80sChav
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    Leisure centres were places near the entrance where they had drinks machines - probably not Maxpax but another company. When we had swimming lessons someone used to get soup from the machine before going back on the minibus to school, and the bus almost stunk of chicken soup. Chocolate machines are more prominent - even my school had one.
    Tarue George - I recall my/our local Baths and getting Onion Ring Crisps and the likes from the Machine and that must be about 1984 (in terms of really really old type Swimming Baths)

    What a strange combination of a smell with the Cloride from the Baths it sure made

    80sChav

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  • George 1978
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    They look a lot older than I imagined - they remind me of microfiche readers that libraries have! Those one in Twocky's picture look as if they are from the 1960s or earlier.

    The ones that come to mind were upright ones that stood on the floor and were nearly six feet tall.

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  • Twocky61
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  • Arran
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    They still have hot drinks vending machines in Toolstation. The drinks are free for customers and include vegetable soup and lemon tea.

    I suspect that hot drinks vending machines have declined because our tastes for coffee have moved more upmarket over the past 20 or so years. There's still some demand for Nescafe original and the traditional English cuppa by builders and other blue collar workers who tend to be unsophisticated with their tastes.

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  • George 1978
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    Leisure centres were places near the entrance where they had drinks machines - probably not Maxpax but another company. When we had swimming lessons someone used to get soup from the machine before going back on the minibus to school, and the bus almost stunk of chicken soup. Chocolate machines are more prominent - even my school had one.

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  • tex
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    They had one at my local swimming pool, hot chicken soup was always the drink of choice....and a bar six from the chocolate vendor

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  • Twocky61
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    Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I remember my college had a machine like a Maxpax one, & also had Bovril & lemon tes among the usual drinks.


    The tomato soup for some reason never seemed to dissolve properly, leaving most of the powder at the bottom of the cup & hot slightly tomato flovoured water on top. Even stirring didn't help much.
    The good old days; soup powder not dissolving with hot water on it lol

    I remember the tea selection was mostly powdered tea, though some did have teabags

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  • Richard1978
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    I remember my college had a machine like a Maxpax one, & also had Bovril & lemon tes among the usual drinks.

    The first place I worked at had a more automated machine, but seemed to work on the same principal.

    The tomato soup for some reason never seemed to dissolve properly, leaving most of the powder at the bottom of the cup & hot slightly tomato flovoured water on top. Even stirring didn't help much.

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