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Windows 7: Have You Ever Seen One of These?

29 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
A cars starter button on the floor board.
I don't believe I have seen that but the bright lights button used to be on the floor board.
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29 Oct 2011   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Starter was engaged by a foot button. That was a long time ago. I have seen them but not actually owned one. My Dad and Grandad owned some of them. Used up thru the 30's at least.

I know older than your list but I thought some of our more distinguished members might remember them.
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29 Oct 2011   #13


Or how about a "semi-automatic" shift car --- You put the car into 1st gear, when you got up to about 15 miles an hour you shifted into 2nd, and then as you increased your speed, at about 30 miles an hour you let up on the gas pedal a bit -- and heard a little click which meant that the car had automatically shifted into 3rd gear --- and then you could increase your speed to the full amount. That was my first car --- don't remember the year but it was a blue Dodge convertible with navy "stripes" --- very, very cool for the time. . .
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29 Oct 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

I was born after 1970 (1973, to be precise) and remember everything from the first post. :P

I wonder if anyone remembers super-8 film though? That used to be a big hobby of mine, years ago...I was just a teenager dabbling with stop-motion animation in the 80s when film was on its way out and the video craze took days!
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29 Oct 2011   #15
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

Sure, I remember all of those.

I also have vivid memories of having to hirie a film projector and reels of film for projecting movies onto the lounge wall. I think betamax had just been launched, but you need a trailer to hire the unit they were so bulky........
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30 Oct 2011   #16

Windows 10 Pro

Seen first 3 :)
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30 Oct 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate

I have literally seen all those things and im just 19. stuff from like the 10's and 20's is old.
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30 Oct 2011   #18

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Our first black and white TV had a massive 9" screen with a big magnifying glass over it to make it look bigger,but it matched the wind up gramophone !!
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30 Oct 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Pebbly, we had one of those and were one of only four familes in the street to have one. When The Lone Ranger came on you couldn't hear yourself speak because of a bunch of screaming kids who had come round to watch.

Nowadays, when I watch football (soccer to you lot on the other side of the pond :)) in HD colour on a 3D screen, I'm amazed to think how far and how fast technology has moved on. To think, the UK didn't get it first regular colour transmission until 1968, which if my memory serves me correctly was the tennis at Wimbledon on BBC2.
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30 Oct 2011   #20

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Yes it was the same for us ,We had the whole avenue round to watch the Coronation in '53 with 15 houses on the avenue at that time and only a 16'x10' room it was very crowded .
We did not get our 1st CTV 'til 1972!
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