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Tha'ts pretty cool!
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Great stuff all around but I think I'm most impressed by a still-functioning toaster from the 70s! That's fantastic. I've never had a toaster that worked well beyond about 5 years. Very frustrating for such a seemingly-simple appliance. We put a man on the moon for pete's sake...
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Here's a beauty. Not mine, unfortunately.
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When i used to stop over at my nan and grandad's house, we used to sit on the hearth in the dinning room in front of an open fire and cook toast using a toasting fork made from wrought iron, this kind of thing..

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This would have been around 1980 and they didn't even have toaster (they might have had a grill over the cooker) according to my memory that was the best buttered toast in the world!
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We used to toast over an open fire with a fork when we were kids too, it's so much nicer than any other way...
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Now that you mention it, the few times I've had toast cooked on a campfire in my life were very memorable and delicious.

I recently got a wood stove in my workspace, maybe I need a toasting fork!
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I never had a toaster until I moved away from home as a student. First my parents had an eye-level grill on a Parkinson-Cowan gas cooker. When I was about 16 they got a fancy new kitchen with twin work surface Gaggenau grills sitting over a bed of coals and we made toast on one of those, the other was for grilling meat.

I bought a Dualit in about 1993/94, which lasted until about 2009 and I bought another, which is still going. I’d rather have one of those lovely 70s models though.
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Ive never replaced the heating elements in the 70's Dualit but i'm pretty sure its the same fitting as the modern ones, theoretically it should be a toaster for life.

Originally posted by hollows hollows wrote:

I recently got a wood stove in my workspace, maybe I need a toasting fork!


I bought some silver birch logs recently.. they burn super clean and crazy hot, perfect for toast.
When i used to cook on the fire with my nan that would have been a coal fire, in fact their hot water supply would have been coal fired too... good ol'days.
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a vintage mini bar, that I use in my shop for my xerox machine.

and a roll desk that I use at my station, for my machines and such.
I tattooed a furniture dealer for the the desk. And coincidently I found the same one again a few weeks later at an other vintage furniture place. So now I have 2 stations in my shop with the same desk.

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I don't think hollows will mind if we stretch to the exterior...

Back in the late 90's one of my customers, a foundry called C.F.Fieldsend & Co was closing down, it has now been redeveloped into flats (of course it has)
I bought their old 1940's era 'Clocking In' machine from the canteen which i fully restored and sold it on to a friend of mine for his hallway (he still has it) i also bought all of their (60+ in total) old crucible pots, some had been used and were covered in molten metal but most were unused, i paid £200 for the lot.
They are made of clay-graphite to hold the heat and resist cracking, i drilled a hole in the bottom of each crucible pot and sealed the inside with a non-toxic bitumen type sealer and sold them on for £20each as 'industrial garden planters' this was in the pre-internet days so i had a sign in the Post Office window.
I kept the pots which were covered in metal/slag for their character, they were lovely! but they had a strong whiff of amine so i left them outside, they rusted and eventually i threw them in the skip.
20+ years later.... this is my last (albeit unused) crucible, they date from the 1960's


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