Remember these.? All our yesterdays

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
bobins
Donor 2023
Posts: 5730
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 2885

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by bobins »

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:
Sadly no longer a C5 owner :(
Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 11574
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 1204

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Peter.N. »

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.

Peter
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

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'
176fb557a348323f.png
Gibbo2286
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 7206
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 2508

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Gibbo2286 »

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.
Man is, by nature, a lazy beast, he does not need twice encouraging to do nothing.
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13646
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6057

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by mickthemaverick »

A day out I had yesterday reminded me of this. Did anybody else get involved in the BBC's Domesday Project:
BFTW
BFTW
All the information is here if your curiosity has been nudged!!
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24712
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6881

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

old school chemistry lab stools
old school chemistry lab stools
Regards Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13646
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6057

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by mickthemaverick »

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
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
Rp0thejester
Donor 2024
Posts: 2387
Joined: 11 May 2022, 19:54
x 807

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Rp0thejester »

Bond_Bug_3_Wheeler_-_Flickr_-_mick_-_Lumix(1).jpg
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....
Ryan

'99 Xsara 1.6 X (Red) with Sunkissed bonnet. T59 SBX
'54 Astra Estate 1.7DTI (Artic White)
'06 C8 2.2Hdi Exclusive (Aster Grey)

Champion of Where's CitroJim :-({|=
Yes I ask the stupid questions, because normally it is that simple.
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13646
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6057

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by mickthemaverick »

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
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

Only ever seen one and it was decades ago, in our local petrol station.
User avatar
Rp0thejester
Donor 2024
Posts: 2387
Joined: 11 May 2022, 19:54
x 807

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Rp0thejester »

It was outside my local museum on the drive home, obvs not this exact one. Only ever seen a messchermitt car once at Duxford.
Ryan

'99 Xsara 1.6 X (Red) with Sunkissed bonnet. T59 SBX
'54 Astra Estate 1.7DTI (Artic White)
'06 C8 2.2Hdi Exclusive (Aster Grey)

Champion of Where's CitroJim :-({|=
Yes I ask the stupid questions, because normally it is that simple.
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by myglaren »

A neighbour had a Messerschmitt and a workmate a different bubble car that I got a lift in most mornings.
User avatar
Rp0thejester
Donor 2024
Posts: 2387
Joined: 11 May 2022, 19:54
x 807

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Rp0thejester »

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.
Ryan

'99 Xsara 1.6 X (Red) with Sunkissed bonnet. T59 SBX
'54 Astra Estate 1.7DTI (Artic White)
'06 C8 2.2Hdi Exclusive (Aster Grey)

Champion of Where's CitroJim :-({|=
Yes I ask the stupid questions, because normally it is that simple.
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2024
Posts: 13646
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 6057

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by mickthemaverick »

I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure!
I used to ride on two wheels, but now I need all four!
User avatar
Rp0thejester
Donor 2024
Posts: 2387
Joined: 11 May 2022, 19:54
x 807

Re: Remember these.? All our yesterdays

Post by Rp0thejester »

: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.
Ryan

'99 Xsara 1.6 X (Red) with Sunkissed bonnet. T59 SBX
'54 Astra Estate 1.7DTI (Artic White)
'06 C8 2.2Hdi Exclusive (Aster Grey)

Champion of Where's CitroJim :-({|=
Yes I ask the stupid questions, because normally it is that simple.