Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ephemera - Speedo

I was going to entitle this Speedoes, but then perhaps it should have been Speedos. Who knowes? One of the tragedies ov the arrivale of modernitie is the mannerie in which all the ees were culled.

Anyway, to business...

This garment is created for competitive and discerning swimmers from special
lightweight fabric, and dyed and printed in exciting fashion shades. It is
guaranteed for a quality of workmanship and fastness of colour if the following
procedures are observed.
1. Avoid contact with all rough surfaces as this may cause abrasion
of the lightweight fabric.
2. Rinse in fresh cold water after use in swimming pools and
seawater. Squeeze Gently. Do Not Wring.
3. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight if garment is left in
polythene bag.
In case of complaint, please return this card with the garment to
Speedo Europe Ltd., Nottingham, England

Do not wring? That is an essential part of any visit to the baths.

Ephemera - Life in your hands

Verso of this guide to the metrification of explosives, there is a warning card outlining the duties of a shot-firing sentry. It reads as follows:

Life in your hands
You have been appointed as a shot-firing
Do not allow anyone to pass you into the
danger zone.
Under no circumstances must you leave
your post until you have been relieved
personally by the official who appointed
The Coal Mines (Explosives)
Regulations, 1961 Ex. Reg. 42
1. No person who has been posted as a
sentry in pursuance of Regulation 41
shall leave the place where he was posted
until the person who so posted him has
personally directed him to do so.
2. No person shall pass a danger sign
exhibited for the purposes of shot-firing
without the authority of the shot-firer or
trainee shot-firer concerned, or shall pass
a sentry who has forbidden him to do so.

Produced in the interests of safety by
ICI | Nobel's | Explosives | Company | Limited"

Delivery - Shopping list

From the bombastic to the mundane now...

"Delivery on 31st July
602 Lasagne £2-50
506 Roast beef & Yorkshire £3-10
518 Pork in Apple Sauce 3.15
504 Roast beef in burgundy sauce 3 15
531 Lamb Hotpot 2 80
563 Plaice in breadcrumbs 3 15
532 Lamb liver 2 55
507 Spaghetti Bolonaise 2 40
264 Chicken curry 2 05
568 Cod fillet 2 75
delivery 1-00

Would love to know whose codes these were...

Ephemera - Explosives card

An explosives card of sorts here, this one dating from 1981. As ever the ephemera is the question. Feel free to write in with answers.

"Series 780 E & D 5 (M)
Day Tuesday Pouch No 11.
Date 21.4.81 Shift P/T
Detonator No Wire Colour Orange
Dets issued 20 Used 7 Returned 13
District(s) D15

Signature of Shotfirer [Murray McLellan]?

Ephemera - SYHA

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