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Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:00 pm
by Peter Laidler
Yep, should have looked it up! Thanks Surfy. But a good connection...... Period ads to machine tools........

Back again..... Just spoke to one of my old ex apprentice pals and it wasn't Boxford lathes that we had as apprentices (although we did have some.....). The old lend-lease wartime lathes we used were SOUTH BEND lathes. Old age addles the memory cells

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:37 am
by zbarbera
surfblue63 wrote:Boxford Lathes were made in the UK at the Box Tree Mills, Wheatley, Halifax.

http://www.lathes.co.uk/boxford/
I bought a Leyland dealer sticker from Boxford UK. Just because :)

For those of you who've never been here to New England, you'd feel right at home, every town, pretty much is named for a town in the UK. I grew up in Amesbury, MA. Not the one with Guinevere's convent...

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 am
by Peter Laidler
Amesbury is pretty infamous here at the moment. It's where the couple found a bottle of perfume while sitting on a park bench. Apparently she sprayed a bit on her wrist, he took a sniff and............. The bad news was that it seems to have been the bottle of that novichock stuff.

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:57 pm
by WMU 211G
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Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:11 pm
by Time Bandit
I posted this before in a different thread but I may as well put it in here too since it's an old period advert...

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:39 pm
by Peter Laidler
That Tilling wind-up window conversion thing always puzzled the design people at the PSF plant at Swindon where they designed and initially made the doors. Apparently, according to Alan Iles one of the designers, PSF could only use the hinges on the doors (which hold the open doors up with friction don't forget) by making the doors as light(?) as they were. While there was room for winders and a mechanism, the hinges wouldn't cope and would eventually fail if any more weight were added. Mind you, even without a winder mech they used to fail after a few years. So the open structure doors with pockets was forced on them and they made it into a selling point. But PSF and BMC would never sanction all of that additional weight in the doors

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:37 pm
by timmy201
Here are a couple from some Aussie magazines:
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Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:25 am
by iain1967s
Front and rear inside cover ads from my original 1966/67 Driver's handbook

Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:31 pm
by WMU 211G
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Re: Old Period Ads

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:10 pm
by Exminiman
I want one !
Heath Robinson or what :lol: