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#152882 - 03/02/06 04:53 AM Modular installation, 1960s-style
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Here's an interesting item found in a "Homes & Gardens" style journal.

Here we have a complete modular kitchen and bathroom unit, pre-plumbed and pre-wired, ready to slot into place in your new home and connect to water and power.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture, so we can't see what the bathroom on the other side is like, but this whole ready-to-go module could have been yours for £550 ex-works in 1964.


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#152883 - 03/02/06 09:53 AM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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I would kind of envision modular homes built in that sort of module system, but I don't think anybody really does, at least commercially.

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#152884 - 03/02/06 02:34 PM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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"includes two power-points" ? We have come a long way sence then.

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#152885 - 03/02/06 04:34 PM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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"Hello? Modules-R-Us? Yes, I'd like to order one kitchen, three baths, five bedrooms, a laundry room, and the living-room/dining-room package. Oh, yes, the detached garage, too."
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#152886 - 03/02/06 08:46 PM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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Why? Cuz it's "modern", of course! How silly to even ask.

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"includes two power-points" ? We have come a long way sence then.


Yeahbut...
Look at the lack of counter space. Methinks the NEC would require only 3 receptacles there even now (none required over the sink or cooktop).

I love to look at stuff like this, which is not to say I would want to cook with it. I've seen a 30" unit from the '50s, with 2-element cooktop, super-dinky sink, and fridge below. Not very practical, but it could enable one to boast of having the Swiss Army Knife of major appliances!

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#152887 - 03/03/06 03:54 AM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
pauluk Offline
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"includes two power-points"


Try as I might, I can only see one. The unit to the right of the stove is the traditional British "cooker control unit," with an isolator for the stove and an integral receptacle, something like this .

But where is the second outlet?

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#152888 - 03/14/06 07:26 PM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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Loc: Southampton, UK
In all seriousness Paul, I believe it's probably behind the fridge.

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#152889 - 03/15/06 06:00 AM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Ah, I hadn't thought of that. You're probably right.

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#152890 - 03/15/06 03:51 PM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
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I have a townhouse here, that when I moved in, the kitchen had 4 socket-outlets, 2 of which were on the Range, but due to the way the range had been built into the window-sill, you couldn't use either.
The other was for the Fridge.
Things have changed a lot here since though, the whole place only had 8 socket-outlets (all singles), now it boasts new lighting (Down-lights) and about 25 socket-outlets and a new switch-board.
This place was built in the 1960's and it's plain to see how loadings in Domestic places have changed even in that period of time.
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#152891 - 03/17/06 11:18 AM Re: Modular installation, 1960s-style
Texas_Ranger Offline
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4??? That's ridiculously much!
We had two when we moved in, one of which was occupied by the refrigerator!

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