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#450658 - 9th Dec 2010 10:36am Weighing Machines
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Looking at the York Hotel thread and noticed the old weighing machine outside the bingo, got me thinking, which is dangerous, did they have one in Woolies in Grange Rd? and did you have to put a penny in, to work it?, i seem to remember them always being red and very heavy. stolen pic below.


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#450689 - 9th Dec 2010 11:15am Re: Weighing Machines [Re: bert1]
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You are quite right Bert. I remember it in Woolies too. I rescued a slightly smaller one made by Avery. Was in an old chemist's shop in Glasgow. Sadly, it was converted to 1p from 1d. It stands in the hall and use it to frighten myself on a daily basis. It is HEAVY - VERY HEAVY! Enamelled cast iron ! Use it as a 1p money box !!

When he was here, I caught chriskay trying to jemmy the coinbox open. Times must be hard in Shrewbury !


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#450697 - 9th Dec 2010 11:23am Re: Weighing Machines [Re: ]
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I can remember Woolies having one of those machines. They had them in chemists shops as well.
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#450698 - 9th Dec 2010 11:24am Re: Weighing Machines [Re: ]
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Cheers Pinz, fascinating having one in the hall, keep your eye on that Chris, sounds a bit of a lad, i also remember a talking one somewhere, can't remember where, Old joke, penny in, "get off you fat ba........."


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#450713 - 9th Dec 2010 11:40am Re: Weighing Machines [Re: bert1]
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....or penny in....."One at a time please"

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#450783 - 9th Dec 2010 3:38pm Re: Weighing Machines [Re: ]
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They have got one of these in the Chemists on Bebington Road, just by Tescos
and opposite Fairs Camera Shop . Takes one ' new' penny these days.


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#450786 - 9th Dec 2010 3:44pm Re: Weighing Machines [Re: littlestan]
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I remember the one in the old liscard market.
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#450798 - 9th Dec 2010 5:11pm Re: Weighing Machines [Re: ]
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You are quite right Bert. I remember it in Woolies too. I rescued a slightly smaller one made by Avery. Was in an old chemist's shop in Glasgow. Sadly, it was converted to 1p from 1d. It stands in the hall and use it to frighten myself on a daily basis. It is HEAVY - VERY HEAVY! Enamelled cast iron ! Use it as a 1p money box !!

When he was here, I caught chriskay trying to jemmy the coinbox open. Times must be hard in Shrewbury !


& if you'd had a decent jemmy, I'd have succeeded. If I'd known you were so poorly equipped, I'd have brought my own.
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