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Miscellaneous Historical Photographs

Post by PanBiker » 22 Oct 2014, 12:39

I have had this image sharing site bookmarked for some time and often look in. It has some stunning historical images but a warning that some of them are of an extreme graphic nature.

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Post by Tizer » 22 Oct 2014, 15:44

Perhaps also worth warning people that the web address that comes up contains the word `porn' which might make them think it's something rather less savoury! Unfortunately the word now gets used to mean a collection of images on almost any subject - my collection of geology photos of rock specimens samples would be called `rock porn' by some people! :laugh5: The word seems to have been used here to mean simply a collection of history images. (Ian, run your spell checker over the word `miscelleneous'!).

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Post by PanBiker » 22 Oct 2014, 16:16

Compounded error as well Tiz, doh! Thanks for the heads up, I have sorted it in both posts and the topic title.

Some belting images on the site though I think you will agree.
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Post by Stanley » 23 Oct 2014, 04:20

Well! That link wasted twenty minutes until I tore myself away!

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This one caught my attention. What we used to call a 'landmine'. They were actually redundant German magnetic mines which were rendered useless very early in the war because we found a way of de-guassing ships. The Germans fitted them with barometric fuses and dropped them by parachute. They detonated at about 200 feet and the blast flattened everything underneath them. It was one of these that destroyed the orphanage near us in 1940. I've had them dropped on me but never seen one! If I remember right they had more than a ton of explosive in them.
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Post by Tizer » 24 Oct 2014, 15:18

These are not historical photos but photos of historical objects, so I hope Ian won't mind me highjacking his topic! All taken in the Helston Museum on holiday.

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One Step wax polish, Monkey Brand, Band Aid, Meggezones, Cetor bandage, Robin starch, Ventas, Alladin Lox-on mantle, Sinch candles, Player's Navy Cut, Exmoor Hunt Mixture, Benson and Hedges, Bishop's Move tobacco, among others.

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Ogden's Red Breast Flake, Will's Cut Golden Bar, St Bruno's Flake, King Edwad Invincible De Luxe, Will' Gold Flake, Player's Weights, Senior Service, Army & Navy Navy Cut Cigarettes, Harlequin, Savory & Co Ltd, Star, Woodbines, Marcovitch Black & White, Perfectos, among others.

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Philishave, Fry Milk Chocolate, Palmolive After Shaving Talc, Pagan, Pifco Curling Tongs, Sweet May, Gillette, Ivy Gummed Tickets, Fullers Earth, among others.

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Tri-Glo Metal Polish, Pot Mender, Sellotape, Ilford film, Sloans Ink, Brobat Toilet Tissue, Bronco, Blanco, Alea, Ty-Phoo Tea, Black Magic, Cremona, Green's Fruit Flip Dessert, Pilsbury, Sunlight, Boots Kudos Soap Flakes, Yardley Fine Oatmeal Soap, among others.
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Post by Stanley » 25 Oct 2014, 03:29

I must be getting old! I have remembered/used almost every item in those pics. The larger tins of St Bruno, particularly the really big one, were excellent because they had more of the black Bird's Eyes in them which gave it more flavour.
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Post by Cathy » 25 Oct 2014, 09:41

Thanks Tize, I enlarged the pics and spent ages looking at them. Almost everything came in tins (gosh, think of the landfill) and good to see that a lot of those companies are still in business today. I recognised some products, mainly cleaners and tobaccos. Were Red Breast Flakes a loose tobacco?
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Post by Tizer » 25 Oct 2014, 16:04

I'm glad you've enjoyed the photos. Stanley can probably answer your question Cathy. I've added the names of many of the items as text under the photos. That will make it searchable by Google and will increase the probability that other people will chance upon this topic when looking for a pic of, say, Meggezones.

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Post by Stanley » 26 Oct 2014, 04:18

Cathy, yes you are right, it was a pipe tobacco cut in flakes from the block and you rubbed it up yourself. Like Bruno Flake. You could also get many of the tobaccos ready rubbed. In fact they are almost always sold that way these days. A funny thing happened a couple of years ago which we pipe smokers had to adapt to, the EU (!) brought out a law that pipe tobacco had to be sliced more coarsely because people were buying it for roll ups as it was cheaper than their usual brands of cigarette tobacco so now we have to rub even the ready rubbed!
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