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    This thread made me think of things of the past;

    roller skates that attached to your shoes.
    can opener that you poked into the top and jimmied along the rim
    perculators and some other methods of making coffee.
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    I'll be glad when the microwave oven is replaced with something that resembles the advancement of something as simple as a tire.

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    I still use DVD's which I buy from the Teaching Company, mostly history, and they are great. I view them on a CRT television. It won't die. When it does I will buy something else. I believe in wearing things out, beyond fixing. I belong to that generation.

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    I remember bottle openers. Our 6 hp Mercury had one built in
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    This thread made me think of things of the past;

    roller skates that attached to your shoes.
    still have those and my key.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    can opener that you poked into the top and jimmied along the rim
    backpackers use them all the time.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    perculators and some other methods of making coffee.
    The French Press has taken over that market. Much better product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    I remember bottle openers. Our 6 hp Mercury had one built in
    Funny, thing. I hate the screw on metal caps. They tear my hands apart trying to get them started. So I'm always looking for a church key.

    Bought one the other day with a smallish tub for porch plants. The tub is made of steel, and kinda retro. The can opener came with it. I'm using the tub to hold my recycling. Don't have a use for that kind of church key. The other kind has a magnet and sticks to the fridge.
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    How about a linotype or a windmill press? Speed Graphics camera? Crystal set radio? Flash bulbs. Got rid of the fuse box about a month ago.

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    As the father of two daughters, I can assure you that iPhones ARE pay phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    How about a linotype or a windmill press? Speed Graphics camera? Crystal set radio? Flash bulbs. Got rid of the fuse box about a month ago.
    Mimeograph and carbon paper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    As the father of two daughters, I can assure you that iPhones ARE pay phones.

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    When my kids were small, and the pay phone was a dime, we'd go to the 'bank' of phones in the mall, and I'd call one of the phones in that 'bank' from another phone in that 'bank' and the kids had a lot of fun
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    When my kids were small, and the pay phone was a dime, we'd go to the 'bank' of phones in the mall, and I'd call one of the phones in that 'bank' from another phone in that 'bank' and the kids had a lot of fun
    LOL. That's cool.

    We played in a vacant lot when I was a kid. There was phone booth on the sidewalk in front of it. When someone's parent was looking for their kid, they'd call." the lot." Any one of us would answer and then yell, for example: " Hey John... your mother says you have to go home!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    What make? Parker? Watermans?

    I recently wrote a letter to my teenage daughter with a fountain pen.

    My hand writing is not that bad IF I take my time, which I did.

    She showed it to her friend who apparently 'Loved my script'.
    I think she has kept all the letters I wrote to her.

    I think I will write her another one today.
    Lovely ! I have also recently returned to letter writing with fountain pens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    23. Fountain pen and bottled ink

    A few minutes ago. It's in my pocket now. Earlier today I loaned it to a distinguished American friend, who remarked on it. I told him that it is 81 years old.

    It's the second from the top, under the pencil. I got into the bad habit of collecting... this is the set of Parker Top Line Lockdown Vacumatics in Silver Pearl...

    The second from the bottom is a genuine rarity, and is worth serious money. These were all made by the Parker Pen Company in Janesville, Ill., in 1936 and 1937, lathe turned from cellulose nitrate supplied by Dupont. To my mind, the zenith of the Parker Pen Company's output in terms of quality. The silver coloured nibs are palladium plated on 14 ct gold.

    What a great tradition to keep up ! I have not got the quality of fountain pen you have here , but , even so , my scribe is improving with daily practice.
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    As it happens I'm undertaking the repair of NS Savannah's 1960 RCA monitor right now. Hope to be running historic videos on it for National Maritime Day. I hope afterwards I will be allowed to dive into the A/V room where there are, amongst other things, reel to reels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    I just scanned a 1912 photo of my grandfather going to work, earlier today

    Your Grandfather pulled a wagon?

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    Not an actual Polaroid - but the same basic process - bought as a birthday present for SWMBO this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    LOL. That's cool.

    We played in a vacant lot when I was a kid. There was phone booth on the sidewalk in front of it. When someone's parent was looking for their kid, they'd call." the lot." Any one of us would answer and then yell, for example: " Hey John... your mother says you have to go home!"

    Kevin
    Phone booths are pretty much history. Wonder where Superman would change clothes today.
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