Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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I think I have a couple that were passed down like family heirlooms. I think the last time I used one was about 1988 :lol:
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I wanna tell you a story. When I was a kid I used to mess about building amplifiers and other things, I desperately wanted a drill for aluminium chassis - or at least the one chassis I built everything on. A shop in Bromley had one not unlike yours for about 5/- or maybe it was 4/9d. I saved up my pocket money for weeks, had enough, went down to get my drill, when I got there it had gone up :( only a bob or two but I couldn't then afford it. I told the shopkeeper my sad story and he let me have it for the old price. :-D . People don't seem to be like that now.

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I have my dad's hand drill like that one.
He also had a Yankee screwdriver that he used a lot but disappeared along with most of his other tools.

This was his 'American Screwdriver'
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I've still got the ratchet screwdriver and use it occasionally.
I've also got a LOT of tools (and car parts) that I need to get rid of. Time to have a clear out.
When I snuff it will all end up in a skip. :-D
sold a few bits on ebay recently but Whitworth and BSF tools are unsaleable for the most part.
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A day out I had yesterday reminded me of this. Did anybody else get involved in the BBC's Domesday Project:
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old school chemistry lab stools
old school chemistry lab stools
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I have never come across that style but I do remember the wooden ones we had. I went looking for a picture of them and found this link! I can't believe the price!!! :shock:

https://www.viking-direct.co.uk/en/labo ... lsrc=3p.ds
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I saw one of these for the first time today, I was so intrigued I googled it. Anyone ever driven one? If so what was it like....
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I had one for a few months in the summer which was great fun. I went through 6 3 wheelers in all, from the Messerschmidt KR200 to a Reliant MK6, on through a Reliant 3/30 Supervan II and a Supervan III, the Bond Bug and finishing with a Reliant Rialto GLS Estate which was the best of the crop!! :-D
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Only ever seen one and it was decades ago, in our local petrol station.
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It was outside my local museum on the drive home, obvs not this exact one. Only ever seen a messchermitt car once at Duxford.
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A neighbour had a Messerschmitt and a workmate a different bubble car that I got a lift in most mornings.
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you got in a bubble car.... Did you ever drive into a space and realise you couldn't open the door? It's a shame people want to drive buses everywhere, those little cars are perfect for everyday commuting.
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:rofl2: especially the spitfire racing you, how history repeats itself. How was the tree after the bark was ripped off? Hope you hugged it better.