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Roy Morton

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Posted: 23/03/2008 04:46:24
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Fed up with dodgy Mine Communications?
String keep snapping on the cocoa tins?
Then you need these......


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What's that you say?
Too pedestrian?
Then how about his and hers mobile phones?
Finished in Teak with Leather Strapping...OOOH! Suit You Sir!



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Images from 'GEC Telephones and Fire alarms' catalogue 1927.
Nokia? what's that?

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IP: 88.104.178.7 Edited: 23/03/2008 05:01:22 by Roy Morton
ICLOK

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Posted: 23/03/2008 08:30:04
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Dont laugh Roy we had the mobiles still in use on Br in 1981/2 at Crewe works test house! Big Grin

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Posted: 23/03/2008 20:37:40
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Ive got a nice Ericson teak phone like that outside my office and it still works.
Thorpey

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Posted: 23/03/2008 22:43:28
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By way of my intro to posting here & how to add pics etc, here is one of my favorite mining gadgets - still works too, hope this does!


(After a bit of fiddling!)



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Tweak: A larger version added mrc!
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Posted: 23/03/2008 23:37:59
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lovely ...... do you have the attachments... Oops bang.

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Mr.C

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Posted: 24/03/2008 00:14:48
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I do, here are some others which still work. The one on the right is the one I use most. It used to be the one on the left, untill I found out how rare it is!
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Posted: 24/03/2008 08:32:30
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Nice, where do pick this sort of stuff up?

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Posted: 25/03/2008 19:48:51
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upgrade from your trusty candles


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Posted: 25/03/2008 20:47:45
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How about this... its not a gadget but it is nice.... candlestick made from Pye Hill Colliery Winding Rope... turned brass ends!



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Posted: 25/03/2008 20:55:59
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Nice, where do pick this sort of stuff up?



Just sort of aqquired it over the years, either swopped given or occasionaly purchased. Think the most I've paid is £15 for a cased Beethoven Mk11 with a full set of keys (which unfortunatly has a duff transformer).
The one that cost me the most was a Schaffler 735 I swopped for an ME12, about £25 to ship the ME12 to Austria. The 735 is loverly though, fully working & my pride & joy!!
Up to 12mths ago they sometimes appeared in the mining section of Fleabay but not seen any lately (banned?). An uncased Beethoven went for over £200, so I guess I was lucky.
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Posted: 25/03/2008 21:01:53
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ICLOK wrote:

How about this... its not a gadget but it is nice.... candlestick made from Pye Hill Colliery Winding Rope... turned brass ends!


Very nice, looks like a piece of lock-coil. Doncasters finest?
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Posted: 25/03/2008 21:06:54
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I always like to have this little chap in my kitbag in case the Stenlight throws a wobbly!

Some bloke at www.ExcellentStuff.co.uk told me it was the latest mega light to be seen with.

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Posted: 27/03/2008 22:22:33
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Came accross this Schaffler 350 some years ago, but has no key , don't know if it still works , turns ok.





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Posted: 27/03/2008 22:35:17
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Probably still works fine - they're quite well sealed & beautifullly made. Don't have a spare key I'm afraid & I've never seen one for sale either. Little Demon keys probably fit & are much more common, I'll check tommorow.


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Posted: 28/03/2008 15:42:51
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What's that you say?
Too pedestrian?
Then how about his and hers mobile phones?
Finished in Teak with Leather Strapping...OOOH! Suit You Sir!


Talking of mobile phones, here's the latest from Erikson 'The Rescue N1834'. Looks like they have done away with the 10 megapixel camera as it would have made it too bulky.



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royfellows

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Posted: 28/03/2008 16:32:29
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Heb wrote:

What's that you say?
Too pedestrian?
Then how about his and hers mobile phones?
Finished in Teak with Leather Strapping...OOOH! Suit You Sir!


Talking of mobile phones, here's the latest from Erikson 'The Rescue N1834'. Looks like they have done away with the 10 megapixel camera as it would have made it too bulky.



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We have mobile phones in Kazakhstan, and not much bigger than yours!

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Mr.C

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Posted: 28/03/2008 17:11:46
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Mr.C wrote:

Probably still works fine - they're quite well sealed & beautifullly made. Don't have a spare key I'm afraid & I've never seen one for sale either. Little Demon keys probably fit & are much more common, I'll check tommorow.

Just checked with my 355 , it dosn't quite fit but one could no doubt be adapted - I'll email you.

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Posted: 29/03/2008 21:13:03
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one of my more noisy gadgets,in fact i dread it going off as its truly ear rattlingly loud.......



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