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  • Correct on both counts!...
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  • A fine example but --- Trimphones were a BIG mistake! HORRIBLE things. Many innovative features but very impractical. Easily broken because they were so light, hard to use the rotary dial for the same reason, badly designed and manufactured microphone module that was well, rotten! and best of all...
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  • albatros
    replied to Defunct sweets?
    Fry's "Five boys chocolate" bars anyone?
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  • albatros
    replied to Electric clocks
    Analogue every time (no pun intended). I hate digital displays with a passion. For one thing there is always a degree of "scatter" in the last digit(s) and for another it's harder to follow trends. My pet aversion is in the case of electrical measuring instruments. Give me an AVO every...
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  • Well better get it over with ---

    Me? Archetypal curmudgeon boomer. Closer to eighty than seventy, been everywhere, done everything, had various tee shirts and sold 'em. Had several wives (married one) got at least one kid, maybe more, a granddaughter, and now live in carrot-cruncher Norfolk which suits me just fine....
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  • albatros
    replied to What was your ITV region?
    For us on the Isle of Man it was BBC only available and that from a transmitter on the mainland until a repeater was brought into service. Later when ITV came on some of the island (West) received Granada from Winter Hill while the East received from Ulster from the Black Mountain site and many parts...
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