Switches


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It was shot in a half burned old house in Konya.
03/08/2013 - 03:21nonur
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 08:20
I do remember such switches in old country-houses till 20 ya...Strange to say but these devices have a new life beginning from 2000. A lot of peoples like to install these old-style switches to make their homes appear"old enough". Funny to visit these houses: new plasma television sets and old switches......What a horrible contrast!!!
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Photon

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 10:29
Waiting for their breakfast? The one on the right still has a lot of sleepy dust in his right eye!
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nonur

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 11:28
Photon wrote:
Waiting for their breakfast? The one on the right still has a lot of sleepy dust in his right eye!

Thank you, well seen. I must give it another try. Crop and rotate it so that it becomes more emphasized perhaps.
Regards,
Nezih

nonur

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 11:32
GIULIO57 wrote:
I do remember such switches in old country-houses till 20 ya...Strange to say but these devices have a new life beginning from 2000. A lot of peoples like to install these old-style switches to make their homes appear"old enough". Funny to visit these houses: new plasma television sets and old switches......What a horrible contrast!!!

In the fifties and earlier houses had these devices and the pipes used to be installed over the plaster for the cables, Giulio. Thank you!
Regards,
Nezih

Photon

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 12:34
At that time we were using 5Amp and 15Amp round pin, non fused plugs, made from brown Bakelite I believe. When fitting such plus I remember my father holding his cigarette lighter beneath the rubber insulation, quickly pulling the last half inch between finger and thumb to strip back the insulation - a safety man's nightmare today! Those steel pipes tubes were referred to as Conduit pipes. Our drinking water came through lead pipes.
All five minute jobs take a minimum of eight hours!

nonur

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 15:36
I was doing the same as your father, Colin. The pipes for the lines were made of tar paper and some kind of aluminum or lead alloy and we had the same lead pipes for drinking water. Those were the days... We were living dangerously, but without all those other chemicals and veggies and food were all natural.
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 03/08/2013 - 15:39

tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/08/2013 - 18:13
Photon wrote:
Waiting for their breakfast? The one on the right still has a lot of sleepy dust in his right eye!

I saw the faces too, like and old couple in bed, made me smile. Another of your ordinary items given a new lease of life Nezih
Regards
Stan

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Teaka53

Link Posted 05/08/2013 - 20:58
tyronet2000 wrote:
Photon wrote:
Waiting for their breakfast? The one on the right still has a lot of sleepy dust in his right eye!

I saw the faces too, like and old couple in bed, made me smile. Another of your ordinary items given a new lease of life Nezih

Like it , I guess with faces like those it wasn't them that caused the fire
Malc
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