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LOVED BY GULLIBLE CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PERSONS EVERYWHERE, WOULD YOU LIKE A WERTHERS ORIGINAL?

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LOVED BY GULLIBLE CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PERSONS EVERYWHERE, WOULD YOU LIKE A WERTHERS ORIGINAL?

The sweet brand is named after the town of  Werther in Westphalia.  ALthough the company was founded in 1903, the famous sweet was not marketed until 1969 as  Werthers Echte and then only within Germany.  The brand name Werther's Original was adopted in the 1990s for the international market. Well-known TV advertisements dating from from around 1991 featured an older man offering Werther's butterscotch to his grandson.  You may be an audiophile that likes Werther's original sweets so you might also appreciate this advertisement for a  WEATHERS ORIGINAL turntable kit from 1952!  

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DONALD HAS NOW GONE BYE-BYE BUT HOW ABOUT A PRESIDENTIAL SOLDERING IRON THAT TRUMPS A WELLER?

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DONALD HAS NOW GONE BYE-BYE BUT HOW ABOUT A PRESIDENTIAL SOLDERING IRON THAT TRUMPS A WELLER?

Wowser, just look at this, hot stuff in 1926 was this Trump soldering iron. Alas, Joe Biden doesn't have a soldering iron named after him but interestingly did have a radio related nickname during his formative years.  As a child, Biden had a debilitating stutter that  made classmates mockingly call him “Dash,” likening his staccato to Morse code, and “Bye-Bye,” on account of his attempt to say his last name.

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ADVANCE SIGNAL GENERATORS IN ANTARCTIC TEMPERATURES

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ADVANCE SIGNAL GENERATORS IN ANTARCTIC TEMPERATURES

A very topical blog entry this as I sit indoors trying to keep warm by burning wooden radio cabinets and PX4 boxes.  Typing speedily to hold my shivers at bay due to an outside temperature of -2 degrees C and an internal one scarcely higher - PX4 boxes don't burn for long and we haven't had enough orders this month to pay for the boiler to be turned on! Here you can see a 1955 advertisement for the venerable Advance E2 sig gen which followed Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hilary on their travails during the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) of 1955–1958. What...

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KEEP ME SAFE FROM COVID19 WHEN YOU VISIT THE MULLARD MAGIC SHOP!

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KEEP ME SAFE FROM COVID19 WHEN YOU VISIT THE MULLARD MAGIC SHOP!

We exhort all our customers past, present and future to keep safe as the ongoing pandemic wreaks havoc with our liberty and amongst our vulnerable loved ones

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Vintage Microphones And HiFi At Mullard Antiques

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Vintage Microphones And HiFi At Mullard Antiques

Most of our customers know that we just love offering vintage Microphones and HiFi in our Mullard Antiques and Collectibles shop, but we are particularly fond of our more unusual items.

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