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SUPERTRACKABILITY WITHOUT A SHURE V15 III

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SUPERTRACKABILITY WITHOUT A SHURE V15 III

Its about time the thorn needle was changed and I upgraded t'hifi so I thought, should I go Koetsu black or Acos GP8. In the end it was neither as I took the advice touted in the photo below from 1934 with a suitable magnet jimmied from a wardrobe catch - nifty huh?   I did find that 3M Scotch tape provided an extended sound stage over the 'three for a pound' cheap stuff from Home Bargains, however, the brittle contralto of Gertie Gitana hitting the high registers in Nellie Dean was sublime with the Home Bargains stuff.  I may...

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WHAT PERSONAL ADORNMENT IS BETTER THAN A RING THROUGH YOUR NOSE? WARNING VALVE CONTENT!

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WHAT PERSONAL ADORNMENT IS BETTER THAN A RING THROUGH YOUR NOSE?  WARNING VALVE CONTENT!

It is amazing what sone folks choose to adorn themselves with, some have a ring through the nose, some have a tattoo - or - two and some................................................ Get a bit of baling wire, form a cage and encapsulate a soft, useless valve ( Isn't that oxidized getter flash lovely?) thence forming a 'steampunk style' necklace. I may start stocking these, do you think there will be any takers??????    

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MULLARD MAGIC HAS A NEW HOT STRIPPER

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MULLARD MAGIC HAS A NEW HOT STRIPPER

Well, I'll bet that got your attention, we have a new hot stripper and guess what, it's not Mrs Mullard Magic even though for the past 30 years I have tried to get her to divest her Damart foundation wear and candlewick housecoat in a provocative fashion, alas without much success. Feast your eyes on this hot little beauty dating from 1965, I Iget a warm glow just thinking about many hours of efficient stripping in my immediate future, fnarrrrrrrrrr.  

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UPCYCLE A MILITARY MICROPHONE

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UPCYCLE A MILITARY MICROPHONE

"Upcycling" now there's a phrase that's a euphemism for repurposing old junk into something either aesthetically pleasing and/or useful.    There again from my standpoint, my definition would be the occasional ruin of scarce and historical artefacts. But pressing things into alternative uses is not a new thing and one such example that may pique the interest of the military radio collector is the particular example shown in the film, The Earth Dies Screaming from 1964. The  film, using Shere in Surrey as a the location has a plot that goes something like this........  A small group of survivors  are penned...

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HITACHI & THE OLYMPICS 1964 & 2021

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HITACHI & THE OLYMPICS 1964 & 2021

Although Hitachi was one of the sponsors for the 2021 Olympics, there is very little fanfare about their involvement.  That said a Hitachi female employee did try and dowse the olympic flame though. Back in 1964 though, Hitachi supplied portable cameras with miniature Vidicon tubes to monitor track and field events.    

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