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NormK
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1 of 24  Fri 28th Dec 2012 12:43pm  
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When did Brandish deal in Lanchester and Daimler as well as Vauxhall? Cheers
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Midland Red
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2 of 24  Mon 14th Oct 2013 4:08pm  
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This advert first appears in 1947 - before this date they seemed only to advertise as Vauxhall distributors Thumbs up It seems to have ended around 1955/56 as far as I can see
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Midland Red
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3 of 24  Mon 14th Oct 2013 4:30pm  
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. . . . and they also sold bicycles - this ad from 1949 And that's the identical model which our Rob rides to work on each day Big grin
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Midland Red
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4 of 24  Mon 14th Oct 2013 4:47pm  
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. . . . and motor bikes too (1951 ad) Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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5 of 24  Mon 14th Oct 2013 5:19pm  
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. . . . and Televisions (1952 ad) Thumbs up
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dutchman
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6 of 24  Tue 15th Oct 2013 1:57am  
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Interesting finds Midland Red Thumbs up The 1947 illustration looks more than little fanciful as the premises were being shared with Marks & Spencer at the time. I've never associated Brandish with motorcycles before due to the proximity of Fretton's. Those televisions made in Coventry are probably the only true GEC sets because as far as I can tell they were all made by the Sobell factory in Wales after 1957 and then rebadged as 'GEC'.
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TonyS
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7 of 24  Tue 15th Oct 2013 11:32am  
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On 14th Oct 2013 5:19pm, Midland Red said: . . . . and Televisions (1952 ad)
Good grief - that's equivalent to a current price of £1,766 ! Oh my
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TonyS
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8 of 24  Tue 15th Oct 2013 11:36am  
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... and Brandish's phone number hasn't changed in all that time either! (just put 024 7622 in front of it)
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dutchman
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9 of 24  Tue 15th Oct 2013 2:59pm  
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On 15th Oct 2013 11:32am, TonyS said:
On 14th Oct 2013 5:19pm, Midland Red said: . . . . and Televisions (1952 ad)
Good grief - that's equivalent to a current price of £1,766 ! Oh my
59 guineas was a lot for a TV at the time, hence the overwhelming popularity of the Bush TV22 at 'only' £36-2s-6d, still a considerable sum of money. Mods note : for our younger readers, 59 guineas was 59 pounds and 59 shillings, in other words, £61.19s.0d Oh my
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TEKMELF
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10 of 24  Tue 15th Oct 2013 6:22pm  
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My aunt bought me a bike for my 15th birthday from Whitefriars St. It was a Hercules Kestrel in polychromatic gold. It had a reversible rear wheel, free wheel on one side and a fixed cog on the other. It was made from Reynolds tubing and at the time it was sold for the princely sum of £14 pounds and 5 shillings.
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Midland Red
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11 of 24  Wed 16th Oct 2013 8:51am  
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On 15th Oct 2013 2:59pm, dutchman said:
On 15th Oct 2013 11:32am, TonyS said:
On 14th Oct 2013 5:19pm, Midland Red said: . . . . and Televisions (1952 ad)
Good grief - that's equivalent to a current price of £1,766 ! Oh my
59 guineas was a lot for a TV at the time, hence the overwhelming popularity of the Bush TV22 at 'only' £36-2s-6d, still a considerable sum of money. Mods note : for our younger readers, 59 guineas was 59 pounds and 59 shillings, in other words, £61.19s.0d Oh my
. . . and I guess you only got one channel for your money too! Oh my
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TonyS
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12 of 24  Wed 16th Oct 2013 12:34pm  
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This is from 1963 - a snip at just £1471.96!
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TonyS
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13 of 24  Wed 16th Oct 2013 12:36pm  
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For anyone interested, I use this online calculator to work out today's prices... Historic Inflation Calculator
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Dreamtime
14 of 24  Wed 16th Oct 2013 3:51pm  
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TonyS
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