Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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the2ems wrote: 16 May 2024, 13:14 I’m sure we used to call them a cow gown.

I can think of some old cows that used to wear them :roll: :lol:

The enamel collection is coming along nicely Neil :)
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Can't imagine why you lot would think these things are rare or obsolete - I would imagine that every camping store in Australia still carries them - not to mention, as Jim found, souvenir shops (and K-Mart).
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Ahh K-Mart :D That brings back some happy memories of my time living down-under!
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Armidillo wrote: 17 May 2024, 06:20 Can't imagine why you lot would think these things are rare or obsolete - I would imagine that every camping store in Australia still carries them - not to mention, as Jim found, souvenir shops (and K-Mart).
Added it to the gallery. Certainly if you look at the price list of the "Falcon" brand, you will find that some enamelware has moved out of the ordinary and everyday into the "House Beautiful Magazine" nostalgia market with a price to match. Not an avalanche so far of FCF enamelware original photos, so maybe indeed a rarity.
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Anyone still got an enamel bread bin :?:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 16 May 2024, 10:18 We had a literal Bread bin like that in my youth, not a one with a flip up roll up lid but a proper oblong high sided bin with an enamel lid with obviously "Bread" in blue lettering instructing you what to put inside it.
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Miraculously the table gets another row, courtesy of what I might call the "brown work coat", "fork handles" traditional ironmongers and housewares shop window. Please note the "brown work coat" is poetic license. Plainly it has disappeared from the modern shopkeeper's attire, borne out by the present failure of the world-wide FCF membership to produce an original photo of the item in action.
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Remember the Brown Dustcoat/Workcost/Storekeepers coat challenge....

You can see one at Beamish after all!
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 23 Jun 2023, 23:18 The Cash Ball System you may have missed at Beamish this time around Mick and Jim :-D

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I do believe we saw him in the coat but it must have been on our other visit from the one I posted:

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I have an image in my mind which is why I mentioned it in the first place. :-D
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I neglected to look yesterday, focused on getting my soap.
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I remember the system they had in Foster Brothers when we were kids, similar but more of a catapult effect and a container that travelled along two wires.
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