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RE: Products we remember

#226 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 11:57 am

Not being of the brewery or any ancillary trade the only knowledge I have is my little stint as voluntary steward at The Brunswick Club.

I always thought that the items being discussed were in fact Beer Engines and that most supplied to Birmingham pubs were manufactured by Gaskell and Chambers of Coleshill St. John will remember them, the place with the drinking bird in the window that never stopped.

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RE: Products we remember

#227 by Voltman , Sat May 15, 2010 12:17 pm

I have done a bit of research and find I am right, almost.
The name is Dalex. It was stamped into the lever below the handle of the beer pump.
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RE: Products we remember

#228 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 2:13 pm

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As I said Dalex Beer engines were made by Gaskell & Chamberlain, Dalex Works, Coleshill St.

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RE: Products we remember

#229 by Voltman , Sat May 15, 2010 5:50 pm

Phil, you never said Dalex or you could have saved me all that searching.
So there you are, I may have been drunk but I wasn't going mad.
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RE: Products we remember

#230 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 6:21 pm

You should have gone to specsavers. perhaps you would have read it better. When I was a kid I would never walk past their display window. They had a nodding bird in the window drinking from a glass. I fascinated me because I could never work out how it worked. I still can't to be honest.

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RE: Products we remember

#231 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 6:58 pm

Remember Gaskell and Chambers very well, they were one of our clients.
On a similar vein, where was that bloke on a bike in the window, Dr Bicycle I believe.

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RE: Products we remember

#232 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 7:21 pm

John

Did you ever use the chippy on Coleshill Rd down by the post office. I remember my mother used to send me there for chips for the family tea. It was quite a gimp from our house and I used to have to walk there. But i was able to get the bus back so they didn't get too cold. I can't remember but they must have been good chips because there was a chippy just around the corner on Ashted Row.

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RE: Products we remember

#233 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat May 15, 2010 8:10 pm

You mean Coleshill St. Phil, I used the one just before you got to the Gaiety in the row of shops which included Rentalls paper shop.
Went there every Friday for the gaffer, didn't mind he always bought mine.

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RE: Products we remember

#234 by Voltman , Sun May 16, 2010 10:22 am

I still have my Goofy Drinking Bird.

I got it when on holiday in W-S-M, must have been 40+ years ago.
It is still in it's original box, although the box has holes in it because I used it to build either a metal detector or a radio receiver in.
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RE: Products we remember

#235 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 16, 2010 10:29 am

Goofy Drinking bird! Blimey I went out with a couple of them. How about you Phil.


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RE: Products we remember

#236 by Voltman , Sun May 16, 2010 10:41 am

I have a good laugh this morning guy's.

Now I'm off to wash the car.
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RE: Products we remember

#237 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun May 16, 2010 1:18 pm

Stop talking about my wife like that


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RE: Products we remember

#238 by Voltman , Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:21 pm

I remember when radio cassette players and alarms were still a luxury option in motor cars.
I made few bob installing both until they became a standard fitting.
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RE: Products we remember

#239 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:52 am

I remember when radio cassette players in cars played decent music, instead of this ridiculous Bass enhanced over volumised garbage. SB


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RE: Products we remember

#240 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:55 am

My son had a mini with two wharfdale house speakers in the back, he wonders now why he is hard of hearing.

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