Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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Peter.N. wrote:
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I went to one near Bude in the '50s that had a large circular glass tank above the pump which was marked off in gallons, you pumped the required number up into the tank then put the nozzle in the filler and released the fuel into your car, - novel but not very accurate I would think.

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Even back in the 50s the trading standards inspectors would test those periodically and bar them from use if they didn't supply the correct amount, I remember the polished brass measuring tubs they used to use, a very small underweight or overweight would get them de-certified.
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I remember seeing them at local garages with what looked a bit like a brass watering can.

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Anyone hazard a guess?
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A bar of soap?
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Not quite. Harder than soap.
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A pumice stone?
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No
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A donkey stone? :?:
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Blanco ? If so, I can guess where you got the idea from :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
07 Aug 2022, 11:23
A donkey stone? :?:
Indeed it is. I was sweeping my path yesterday and it entered my head that Aldi never have any. Good job I haven't got a step.

I remember many of the neighbours, and my gran, stoning their steps.
My mother wasn't into that kind of nonsense.
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I think the stoning practice was more prolific in the north as my mum used to polish our front step with red brick polish every week as part of her housekeeping routine. I only ever came across the stones when I visited my uncle (father's brother) who lived in Huddersfield on my only family trip north of Birmingham, which would have been in 1958 or 9!! :)

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I was rummaging around the loft yesterday and found some photos I took when I was volunteering at Duxford doing aircraft restoration. These are all on the spot photos.
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the most important photo to me is not the Camaro but the Ford Cortina, V6 Auto, first car I ever drove.
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I remember when Cobra kit cars were all the rage and you'd see quite a few at the kit car shows.
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Picking up a topic which arose on the energy thread and was rapidly going off topic, when I were a lad we only had one 12" Black and White TV with just BBC to watch. Our viewing consisted of Watch with Mother, The Television News and later Tonight with Cliff Michelmore. We spent the evenings around the piano or playing traditional games like chess, cards etc. or even when Dad did some overtime he might buy a new trendy game like Monopoly or Cluedo. We didn't have any kitchen appliances other than the gas cooker and Mum did everything by hand. No central heating, just an open fire which Dad used to transport from the dining room to the front room on a coal shovel if it was to be a piano evening. No heating at all upstairs so it was hot water bottles all round and baths once a week, fed by an over the bath geyser, to avoid too high a gas bill. Life was simple and very happy and we never felt we were missing anything. Such a shame when you see what we have done to the world and the younger generations in the name of 'progress'!! :) :) :( :-D
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My youth was very similar but coal fires and a back boiler for hot water and an immersion heater for better weather.