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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Reminds me of that PIF with the stupid man with a drill putting matchsticks in the socket with the wires connected to it. That was enough to scare anyone into plugging anything into a socket.
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    I was just thinking that in the days when plugs were not included with electrical items, Morphy Richards (are they still going?) used to boost in their advertising as early as 1978 (hence an old TV ad seen on YT) that they always fitted plugs on their electrical appliances - in fact, I am certain that they had made "the one with a plug on" a slogan of their brand back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I was just thinking that in the days when plugs were not included with electrical items, Morphy Richards (are they still going?) used to boost in their advertising as early as 1978 (hence an old TV ad seen on YT) that they always fitted plugs on their electrical appliances - in fact, I am certain that they had made "the one with a plug on" a slogan of their brand back then.
    As far as I know Morphy Richards are still around, they used MK plugs with their logo moulded into the cover of the plug.
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    I always keep plugs off broken electrical items. I think it was Watchdog in the 1980's that forced companies to put plugs on their electrical appliances, i do remember them doing a report on it.

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    Morphy Richards are still around but owned by Glen Dimplex Group, based in Ireland. They own a number of well-known brands including Valor, Roberts Radio and Carmen. Manufacturing is in the Far East now though rather than the UK, which is to be expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    I always keep plugs off broken electrical items. I think it was Watchdog in the 1980's that forced companies to put plugs on their electrical appliances, i do remember them doing a report on it.
    At such a young age I didn't even know that metal conducted electricity until I just happened to accidently find out why - there was smoke but I was OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    At such a young age I didn't even know that metal conducted electricity until I just happened to accidently find out why - there was smoke but I was OK.
    Well despite having a rather high IQ .. I quite often make ‘silly’ mistakes ..

    Years ago when we had the old system in where you had to pull the fuse out and manually fix the fuse with a piece of wire - I somehow managed to replace the fuse with the electricity still ON !!

    We got an electrician round days later to put a modern flick-switch fuse system in and when I told him what I’d done he said “ I don’t know how you managed to do that without getting roasted to a crisp !!”


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    As a result, I used to think that anything conducted electricity. I used to remove the cardboard diagram thing from the plug before plugging it in - but then again, everyone does that, don't they?
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