91   General / General Discussion / Re: Shop in Commercial St East London. Who remembers?  on: July 07, 2020, 10:51:58 AM 
Started by migette1 - Last post by migette1
I remember it well, except for its name..! There were also some good shops selling old telephones in Lisle Street near Leicester Square. Not to mention Service Trading just up the road in Little Newport Street, Proops in Tottenham Court Road, and Z&I Aero Services further up near Warren Street,which sold nothing but valves (vacuum tubes to you colonial types..!). There were a few good electronics places in Edgware Road as well as I recall.


Brings back so many memories, my first German phone came from Lisle St. Those were the days and I was in my Teens, yes a very long time ago!
 92   General / Off-Topic / Re: Discovered why American dryers have their controllier at the rear of the machine  on: July 07, 2020, 10:26:07 AM 
Started by dor123 - Last post by sox35
I may be wrong, as it's been a while since I've been over to the States, but don't American washers tend to be top loaders..? If so, it makes sense for the controls to be at the back. Ours here are mainly front loaders so the controls are on the front so that the machine can fit under a counter top, which is the usual arrangement.
 93   General / Off-Topic / Re: Discovered why American dryers have their controllier at the rear of the machine  on: July 07, 2020, 09:06:04 AM 
Started by dor123 - Last post by Xytrell
Yes, and the staunch positions on a foreign design have switched several times now  Wonder

Since these appliances are barely taller than a meter, having the controls on a bevel in the back is more ergonomic than leaning/looking down. It also makes sense to have the controls next to the heating element to minimize wiring and wiring losses. Maybe this isn't the primary reason, but it's a thought. There are still plenty of designs with controls on the front, but that is more common with electronically controlled or stackable systems.
 94   General / Off-Topic / Re: Anxiety Problems  on: July 07, 2020, 07:50:29 AM 
Started by CEB1993 - Last post by suzukir122
@Sox35, haha... no no no... I wouldn't want to send the man to another galaxy after "lamping him one." lol! No way. I'm physically
strong and I do know a lot about fighting. I don't ever want to implement that knowledge on someone unless my safety is threatened.
Although he was mouthing off, he wasn't dumb enough to threaten to fight. That's the good news.
The other good news is that he's self destructing himself, taking smoke breaks at a job that completely went tobacco free. I could
smell it in his breath. If he's caught, that little smokey-smoke he took will cost him his job instantly.
I'm sometimes a little too nice. I remember when I smelled that smoke from his breath, I thought to myself, "wow this guy is an idiot.
His job is now in my control. I could easily get him fired like right now." Although I did tell my assistant supervisor, I didn't tell
my main supervisor, who would've fired him on the spot. Having to talk to my supervisor about situations like this can also cause me anxiety.
That, and I'm a nice guy... so I decided not to tell my main boss. My assistant supervisor also didn't tell.
 96   Lanterns/Fixtures / Modern / Re: New LED Conversions  on: July 07, 2020, 06:49:22 AM 
Started by CreeRSW207 - Last post by CreeRSW207
WAAAAY up near Van Buren !
It seems larger towns and cities in Maine are now LED.
 97   Advertisements / Web Finds / Re: Sylvania Relumina 85W CMH mercury Retrofit Lamps  on: July 07, 2020, 05:44:26 AM 
Started by sox35 - Last post by sox35
Had the new lamp arrive this morning, however it's the re-rated 80W version and unfortunately it is made in China and not Belgium as is the 85W one  Sad

Date code is 30, can anyone help..?
 98   General / Off-Topic / Re: Anxiety Problems  on: July 07, 2020, 05:35:03 AM 
Started by CEB1993 - Last post by sox35
Well there ought to be some way you can get away from the idiot for a few minutes, if he's making that much of a noise someone else should see or hear him and call a supervisor..? If all else fails, lamp him one  LOL
 99   General / General Discussion / Re: Westinghouse OV-25  on: July 07, 2020, 04:44:43 AM 
Started by LucasColley - Last post by LucasColley
Wow thanks Iíll try and see what the other one is. But would you be able to explain how you found it?


MF is December 1972.
 100   General / General Discussion / Re: Westinghouse OV-25  on: July 07, 2020, 12:46:36 AM 
Started by LucasColley - Last post by fluorescent lover 40
MF is December 1972.
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