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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:58:35 PM on 25 August 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Hi all,
This caught my eye .
See the money meter attached to the TV !
Years ago I stayed at an old house up the coast .It was in the 90s and it still had a working one on the electricity box.
It did'nt look that one though , but I think thats what it is on that TV???
Note the bamboo wall paper? This was all the rage in the late 50s and 60s here in Oz, I have a few rolls still.
It tends to sell for good bucks.
I also have the same TV lamp .
Black base with and orange top.
Wounderful picture of time gone by,
Pete



Ps not sure why the images are so small after posting on site ???


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:34:18 PM on 25 August 2017.
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I just altered the code a wee bit. The size of the hosted file is probably accurate or the host has automatically compressed it somehow.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:40:04 PM on 25 August 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Oh , thanks Brad !
Thats better now


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:53:12 PM on 25 August 2017.
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 Location: Linton, VIC
 Member since 30 December 2016
 Member #: 2028
 Postcount: 240

Hiya Pete,

Years ago I often watched a TV show called " The young Ones."

It was a British production, and I remember seeing one of those meters on the wall.

The occupants would periodically feed the meter with coins, just after the lights of their dwelling would go out.

I was fascinated, because never had I seen anything like that before.

Years later, I saw one again, in OZ, attached to an electric BBQ. at a roadside picnic spot. I fed it twenty cents and cooked lunch for eight of us (Telecom workers).

Haven't seen one since, and don't want to----they probably want a credit card now, ha ha.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:05:27 PM on 25 August 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Yeah , ive only seen one in my life time and it was in a old house up the coast years ago .

In asia they have them on computers .

The young ones ! Oh boy I use to watch that years ago too. But a while back I watched it again and I thought Hmmm,,, why did I ever watch this rubbish I no longer found it funny.
Maybe because I was a student back then I could relate to it.
Mind you , I have not had a good laugh in a long time.. I will have to find a show that gives me a good laugh again , a bit out of fashion funny shows seem to be now .
The British comedy shows were great .
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:28:01 PM on 25 August 2017.
BringBackTheValve's Gravatar
 Location: Linton, VIC
 Member since 30 December 2016
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Yep, a common theme. I used to enjoy The Goodies as well.

About three years ago I purchased The Goodies DVD, but after watching it felt the same as you, i.e. ---"why did I ever watch this----"

I put it down to the fact that as we age our tastes change. Now, having said that, I still get a buzz from watching Pink Panther videos.

Perhaps Sellers may get you laughing again--??

Cheers,

G.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:35:51 PM on 25 August 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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 Postcount: 1993

Think ive just become a boring old fart and lost my Mojo.

Sellers hey !


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:44:09 PM on 25 August 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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The show the boy is watching (too close to the screen) looks like it may be Andy Pandy.

I remember coin-operated TV from motels on the Gold Coast in the 1960s where we used to spend Christmas holidays. Cost was two bob for an hour as I recall. The coin mech was on the back of the TV.

(Piped in radio was free. A rotary switch in the kitchen selected 4 or 5 local AM stations.)

Yes, most TV comedy does date, but I find that the better British ones keep well, especially any with Ronnie Barker in them, such as The Two Ronnies (very non-PC) and Porridge.

Other shows are Fawlty Towers, Yes, Minister and Dad's Army.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:59:24 AM on 26 August 2017.
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 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
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Re Ronnie Barker

Sir Alec Guiness, (Star Wars, Bridge Over the River Quai, The Ealing Comedies amongst many others, had an impeccable acting and comedy CV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XbL9_4GAIY), yet he thought the Ronnie Barker was the greatest performer he had ever seen.

Ronnie started off as a straight actor, including Shakespear, but soon went to comedy performance. What is interesting from our point of view is that on retirement he opened an antique shop and probably sold a few vintage radios.

He only came back after retirement for special occasions, usually at the request of Ronnie Corbett. One of the last was riding onto the stage of a Royal Command Performance with Corbett on a motor cycle and side car, disguised as the Two Fat Ladies of cooking fame.

A humble man in reality, he declined a knighthood.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:59:52 AM on 26 August 2017.
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 Location: Linton, VIC
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A humble man, yes, and brilliant performer.

I have the DVD "Clarence" in which he excels. The show brings back an old world charm of country living with kind humour, Barker easily lives the part rather than act the character. Josephine Tewson compliments him perfectly.

And plenty of vintage "collectables" spread throughout six episodes (not to mention fantastic 30's music)


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 12:39:56 PM on 26 August 2017.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

The two fat Ladies!
Where have all those type of characters gone !
My mum , loved that show and when I went to visit her we would often watch it together .
She use to cook all those old fashion meals .
Funny though ,she would eat all that type of food and never weighed more than about 7 stone .
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:36:55 PM on 31 August 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
 Member since 27 March 2016
 Member #: 1894
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Ha ha, my favourites were Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Dave Allen, Kenny Everet, The Goodies, The Benny Hill Show and the Goon Show, Spike Milligan was always a hoot too!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 9:45:14 PM on 31 August 2017.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Back then we watched Kenny Everett for Hot Gossip.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 9:49:42 PM on 31 August 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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Yes I remember that! They were sure hot alright!!!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 11:20:52 AM on 1 September 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
 Member #: 1705
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Jamie Lee if you liked Kenny Everett then order his movie called called bloodbath at the house of death . Not many people know of it but it's so very funny.


 
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