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By Abernathy
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ezinra wrote:My stepfather has a shed full of rusting tools and useless slabs of metal. If by chance I should outlive him, it will all go directly to the tip.
I sense that Malcolm may be in the throes of apoplexy on reading the above.
 
By Big Arnold
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Still glowing strong: Britain's oldest light bulb keeps on shining after an incredible 130 years

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2KPzvIqQQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Messianic Trees
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No prizes for guessing the top-rated comments:
She better watch out, as the EU Energy Police will come and confiscate it!
- John, Portsmouth, 9/2/2013 15:25
Probably because it wasn't made in China with inferior materials unlike everything nowadays. Don't even get me started on the lifespan of razor blades compared to 20 years ago...
- Clare, Reading, 9/2/2013 16:36
I doubt any of these new Euro Con eco bulbs would last that long.
- DB88, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 9/2/2013 15:22
By TonyHoyle
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Arnold wrote:
Still glowing strong: Britain's oldest light bulb keeps on shining after an incredible 130 years


'She told the Daily Express: 'It's a real talking point. There is no substitute for craftsmanship.. '

Nice of them to attribute the paper they lifted the story from!
 
By Esqui
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Back when I was in Currys, we ran a trade-in promotion on Dysons every so often. And once in a while, someone would trade in a Hoover that was 30+ years old and we'd all be slightly amazed.

Then there was the person that traded in a Dyson that was 3 days old because he didn't like it.
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