Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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Dad's Standard 10 had one and I believe his first Moggie (split-screen) had one too - and semaphore arm turn indicators.
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Old Vauxhalls had the starter switch on the floor, mine mostly had the dip switch there.

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& Minis re-introduced it '59.

The problem with floor dipswitches was you always needed to use it in the middle of changing gear.
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...and by the time the 1100/1300 appeared, it had gone.
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In amongst all the general dullness and grime of a steam powered lorry cab, the tin of "Euro" Brasso adds a welcome splash of colour.

When was the last time you bought a tin of brasso?
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I still have a tin of Brasso here and it gets used... It's a good, fine polish for all kinds of metals and not just brass :)
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CitroJim wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 17:51
I still have a tin of Brasso here and it gets used... It's a good, fine polish for all kinds of metals and not just brass :)


What sort of vintage is it Jim? Do tins of brasso ever run out ? :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 17:56
CitroJim wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 17:51
I still have a tin of Brasso here and it gets used... It's a good, fine polish for all kinds of metals and not just brass :)


What sort of vintage is it Jim? Do tins of brasso ever run out ? :-D

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It never seems to go off if well stoppered Neil... I've had mine at least 12 years! Maybe longer...
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I picked up a tin of Brasso last week for my old friend, she has a room full of brass plaques and other brass ornaments and seems to love polishing them, Brasso is still available in many shops...…………….but the tins are a lot smaller than the one in the picture above. :)
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1L can from eBay
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That would have been handy in my National Service days Steve. :(
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That's quite small by "steam" standards - I've seen gallon cans (no 5 litre placcie containers - yet!) at fairs.

Never seen it in shops though (not that I've been looking) in fact, I thought it'd gone the way of all such products that I associate with the '50's 'til I went to my 1st steam fair for a long time.
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Possibly one for Gibbo

Oldclassiccar.com is a superb resource of the sort of stuff I like. Had a paddle around the magazines section, and in the trade section came across this
From The Garage and Motor Agent September 19th 1955-An advert for a tyre wrapper....no one wraps tyres these days do they?

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic- ... rapper.jpg

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Heres the full list in the magazines section. Not just your usual available to the public ones but trade and manufacturers in-house and car clubs, hours of endless fun!

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Why (& when) would a garage wrap tyres? I'd always assumed that back then,it was done by the manufacturer, presumably, to protect the product when in transit/storage.