Looking Better Than Ever

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Looking Better Than Ever

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Just received back from Rodger Howard of https://www.howardinstruments.com.au/

Following a complete restore & refurb.

I doubt there is a better one in the world!
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Thank you Rodger! What superb work.
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To good fo you :lol:
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almondgreen wrote: Fri Mar 10, 2023 2:13 pm To good fo you :lol:
Yup, you re probably right :lol:
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Q: Why Australia? Was there no one in the UK who could restore such an instrument?
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Peter Laidler wrote: Fri Mar 10, 2023 6:51 pm Q: Why Australia? Was there no one in the UK who could restore such an instrument?
Probably, but Roger is at the top of the tree when it comes to guages and you know it is right if it has been through his hands
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Exactly.
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Temp in Celsius- we would be confused on this side of the pond.
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Rodger is one of a very few craftsmen when it comes to instruments. It started with his Father and has continued with Rodger. As we say here, he knows his s—t.
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850RS wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:04 pm Temp in Celsius-
Thats because water frezees at 0° and boils at 100°
At least where these gauges where made ;) :lol:
Strange that all(?) Speedwell gauges but the tachos was made by Autotemp in Sweden.
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Syd wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:24 am Rodger is one of a very few craftsmen when it comes to instruments. It started with his Father and has continued with Rodger. As we say here, he knows his s—t.
It is very pleasing when a rare item is refurbished to a standard that can demonstrate a craftman's skill and dedication.
However, don't assume that the ordinary jobs sent to such a business will pass through the craftsman's skilled hands; and don't assume all their employees strive to know the same 's--t' as their employer, or even reach a basic level of customer expectation.
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