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Street Furniture

Postby Fossil » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:42 pm

History under our feet daily. Take a look...take a picture

Ayrshire drain cover
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Dalry Fire Hydrant
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Kilmarnock Fire Hydrant
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Falkirk Gas cover
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Gas Cover
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Post Office Telegraphs
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GPO
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Telecom
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Basement cover
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S.W.S.E.B & Coat of arms (gold dust)
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Coat of arms
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Close up coat of arms
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Corner protector. Inscription " ...glasgow"
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Rubber track (thanks -G-) Is this the very last one?
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Concrete Lamp posts
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Faded sign
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Postby cumbo » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:02 pm

Excelent the Fossil
I used to see loads of *stank covers* with the BonnyBridge foundery
stamp. Dont see them so much now
To think, used to be able to vault the old street light electric boxes
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Postby johnnyanglia » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:32 pm

How do you post photos on the site. I know of some cracking street furniture. Does anyone know how to get a hold of any street furniture. I have one sign but i would love to get some more stuff.
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Postby Targer » Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:56 pm

:?: Does anyone remember or have a photograph of the built-in to the pavement refuse containers usually for street sweepings. They were engineering marvels. Simple design, functional and blended in with their background. I don't think current engineering efforts could come up with an equally good design?
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Postby GoRdY_b » Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:50 pm

Am I right in thinking that the concrete lampposts picture was taken at what was South Nitshill or thereabouts?

As for the Kilmarnock stank cover, with me being originally from Ayr it doesn't surprise me that Killies are associated with gutters!
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Postby Ronnie » Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:27 pm

Top photies, Foss. I know you are also interested in post boxes embedded in walls - there is one on the low wall that blocks off Lansdowne Crescent from Great Western Road, just to the east of Park Road.
I think the PO started to move post boxes from walls to free-standing structures after a wave of mad Nationalist letter bombs, so there are very few left embedded in walls and the fronts of Post Offices.
But, no doubt, the good and observent people of this board will know of some hidden gems.
Keep up the good work!
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Postby AMcD » Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:50 pm

GoRdY_b wrote:As for the Kilmarnock stank cover, with me being originally from Ayr it doesn't surprise me that Killies are associated with gutters!


Careful now! Killie born and bred :P. Fancy that, somebody fae Ayr slagging Killie :D .

Don't dis the Glenfield though, they built a cracking wave machine in the Auld Killie pool. There's Glenfield and Kennedy stuff the world over.
Including they old water fountains you used to get in public parks.

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Postby Fossil » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:07 pm

Targer wrote::?: Does anyone remember or have a photograph of the built-in to the pavement refuse containers usually for street sweepings. They were engineering marvels. Simple design, functional and blended in with their background. I don't think current engineering efforts could come up with an equally good design?


can't find one anywhere is down H and S now a day's.
Glassford street's has gone and the rest.
Might get one out in the sticks though.

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Postby Fossil » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:14 pm

GoRdY_b wrote:Am I right in thinking that the concrete lampposts picture was taken at what was South Nitshill or thereabouts?...........

yes

johnnyanglia pm myself and i will help you out nae probs

i think this maybe the last bit of Tram cable not sure can some give them the once over.
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pic 3 track without rubber x3 "Pgcc73 its where i thought it was" :wink:
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Re: Street Furniture

Postby james73 » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:57 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:Rubber track (thanks -G-) Is this the very last one?
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Right, daft question time - what are those things for?




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Postby Ronnie » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:05 pm

Don't know James, but it's being beamed up to the mothership just like Foss's avatar ... spooky!
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Re: Street Furniture

Postby stinkpad » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:33 pm

james73 wrote:
The Modern Fossil wrote:Rubber track (thanks -G-) Is this the very last one?
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Right, daft question time - what are those things for?


I was told that they were something to do with traffic lights. Could well be wrong though

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Postby cumbo » Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:06 pm

You are right Stinkpad. The rubber sensor picks up traffic movement ,usualy on quieter junctions and cross roads to improve trafific flow.The only problem is the rubber starts to wear down and break up.
The new souloution is to use a sensor on top of traffic lights pointed in the quietest direction of traffic at a junction this changes the light to green .
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Postby GoRdY_b » Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:05 pm

amcd wrote:
GoRdY_b wrote:As for the Kilmarnock stank cover, with me being originally from Ayr it doesn't surprise me that Killies are associated with gutters!


Careful now! Killie born and bred :P. Fancy that, somebody fae Ayr slagging Killie :D .

Don't dis the Glenfield though, they built a cracking wave machine in the Auld Killie pool. There's Glenfield and Kennedy stuff the world over.
Including they old water fountains you used to get in public parks.

http://www.scottishironwork.org/datacat.asp?type=fd


Don't worry about the slagging, it's a fitba thing. :D

Don't start about Ayr's league position either :oops:

I remember the old Killie baths but they're long gone now. I must be getting old.
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Postby Fossil » Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:06 am

Cobble street with cart track
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Corporaton Weigh Bridge: Gorbals
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