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THE DELIGHTS OF VINTAGE VACUUM CLEANERS & THE MISUSE OF ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS

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THE DELIGHTS OF VINTAGE VACUUM CLEANERS & THE MISUSE OF ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS

We have all heard of items being used for purposes they are not designed for as tools.  Heck, there is even a crow in my back garden that uses a pebble to crack open snail shells so we are not just limited to humans here. That said, problems can arise when electrickery is involved.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this interesting image from the Popular Mechanics Handbook for Women from 1924: -   Those of you whom are vintage vacuum cleaner spotters or fetishists will recognise the device in the illustration and for those of you that do not I can confidently...

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WAS THE MARKETING MANAGER AT FURZEHILL AN EX LANCASTER BOMBER CREW MEMBER?

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WAS THE MARKETING MANAGER AT FURZEHILL AN EX LANCASTER BOMBER CREW MEMBER?

Just look at this advert from 1941 from Furzehill. Just look at this device incorporated into an advertisement that shows the precision delivery of a bomb down the chimney of a Boche factory, stirring stuff... but look close, for doesn't the contraption dangling from the (Halifax?) bomber remind you of something?....... what, not even the drop lead from a R1155/A1134 Lancaster/Halifax intercom system - it does to me and here's a photo to remind you. I reckon their marketing person was a member of a Lanc. crew to have drawn this advertisement in 1941 - what do you think?  For...

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