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#153053 - 04/15/06 05:45 AM British 1960s Ads
pauluk Offline
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Here's another assortment of ads for electrical appliances, taken from 1963 and 1964 magazines. Enjoy!

Creda Centrepiece heater

English Electric refrigerator

Parnall washing machine

Ekco heater & Ducal fan heater

Xpel-Air exhaust fan

Gold Star cooker (range exhaust) hood

Potterton heating timers

Sunhouse heaters




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#153054 - 04/15/06 04:14 PM Re: British 1960s Ads
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Oh, for our real old money again! How it tripped off the tongue! - "Fifteen pahnd 3 and six" "Two 'n ninepence 'apney". "I'll give you a fourp'ny one, in a minute!" "Only 19 guinees!" [The marketing boys loved guinees, they added a whiff of class, and being 21 shillings to the pound's 20 shillings, the product looked cheaper!].


"Is it really electric?", she trilled.
- [ In the grate is a the most ghastly horrid parody imaginable of a real fire. ]

And the 1964 hairdos! They were so stiff with lacquer, those kiss curls would have your eye out.

Alan
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#153055 - 04/17/06 04:47 AM Re: British 1960s Ads
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Thanks Paul,
I really love seeing old stuff like that.

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#153056 - 04/17/06 06:13 PM Re: British 1960s Ads
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See http://www.plan59.com then.

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#153057 - 04/18/06 04:15 AM Re: British 1960s Ads
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Thanks,
cool site

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#153058 - 04/20/06 05:01 AM Re: British 1960s Ads
pauluk Offline
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Oooh.... Another great site to browse through!

To me, illustratios and ads like those have a beauty and charm that doesn't exist anymore.

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#153059 - 04/20/06 01:41 PM Re: British 1960s Ads
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I actually like the color of the old Kodachrome film from back then, and the result of it being commercially massprinter, on whatever colour press technology used then . I am also enamoured my Mid-Century Modern home architecture.

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#153060 - 04/27/06 12:09 AM Re: British 1960s Ads
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Dont remember old money too young for that

But I do remember the horrible wall paper that everybody had ..... and it would give you nightmares
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#153061 - 04/29/06 01:11 PM Re: British 1960s Ads
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See http://www.fiftiesandsixties.co.uk/ .
Lots of retro UK stuff, including a description of "old money", which is basically simple:

4 farthings/pence,
12 pence/shilling,
5 shillings/crown
20 shillings/pound
21 shillings/guniea

AFAIK, the UK was a bit slow to let go of what Americans cosidered gawdy styling.

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#153062 - 04/30/06 02:17 AM Re: British 1960s Ads
pauluk Offline
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Loc: Norfolk, England


Well wha'dya know? I already have that one in my bookmarks!

I still have a tin full of old coins stashed away somewhere. The farthing is missing from the pictured coins on that site, as it was withdrawn in 1961 as being of no value by that time, but it was about the same size as an American penny. Also, the multi-sided 3d. bit pictured was introduced in the 1930s to replace the former silver 3d., which was a very small coin, barely the size of a dime.

Other than that, those coins were the same shape and size for many, many years. In fact the sizes came about from the weight being proportional to the value for each type of alloy, thus the florin (2s.) was twice as heavy as the shilling, which was in turn twice the weight of a sixpence. Similarly, the halfpenny was twice the weight of the farthing and half that of the penny.

That meant that the banks only had to sort coins into silver and "coppers," and could then weigh them in mixed denominations.

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Dont remember old money too young for that


But I bet you've actually used shillings and florins though. All the other coins were withdrawn after decimalization in 1971, but the new 5p. and 10p. coins were exactly the same size as the shillings and florins they replaced and of equivalent value, so they remained in circulation.

They were only withdrawn sometime in the 1990s when the new, smaller 5p and 10p. coins were about to be issued (these new coins being almost the same sizes as a U.S. dime and quarter, respectively).

I've often wondered how they must have confused visitors who had been told that British money was now 100 pence to the pound and yet still found coins marked "One shilling" and "Two shillings" in their change!

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