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And now for something completely different:


I bought one of those in 1971. It was new but some klutz had broken the tone arm which I replaced. I had a Sherwood reciever. I don't remember the model number. It had an opening in the top for a BSR turntable that I hated. I had to cut some plywood and make a walnut bezel to raise the Dual an inch and have it look decent but it functioned vastly better than the BSR.

WOW! I didn't know that you could do that with a smartphone. ROFL

Technochronistic Culture Clash!
 
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1885 invention, prophesying the need to be able to use a tablet in bright sunshine.

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Actually to help journalists reporting on the 1881-1899 Anglo-Sudanese War in the blinding sun of the desert.
 

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Yep, looks like a 737-800, slightly photoshopped.

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I don't know if this has already been posted, but I'll put it up anyway. I was listening to something on Youtube and this kicked up a 40+ year old memory of:

Clark's electric foot measuring devices. Peak 1970's hi-tech.

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You stuck you foot in the metal box and it gently squeezed it giving a reading of how big your foot was. Utterly pointless - you had to try on the shoe anyway to see if it fitted well. A ruler or tape measure would probably have sufficed.
 

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I don't know if this has already been posted, but I'll put it up anyway. I was listening to something on Youtube and this kicked up a 40+ year old memory of:

Clark's electric foot measuring devices. Peak 1970's hi-tech.

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You stuck you foot in the metal box and it gently squeezed it giving a reading of how big your foot was. Utterly pointless - you had to try on the shoe anyway to see if it fitted well. A ruler or tape measure would probably have sufficed.
Measuring never helped me much and still doesn't; I have always had a full size difference between my feet. Just a week ago I got some new ski touring boots (don't ask how much they cost :eek:) and after measuring my feet he just asked me with a grin, "do you want the right foot tight or the left one loose?"
 

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