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Speedy Builder529/06/2017 18:29:42
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I have 35 copies of The Model Engineer from 1942 - 1950, just odd ones, but they have no 'value' I guess as there are plenty for sale in the "For Sale" section.
As I live in France, the postage is probably as much as they are worth. they have to go. Do I put them in the bin along with these books:-
BS Workshop Practice dated 1943
SAE Handbook dated 1930
Mechanical World Year Book dated 1929
Encyclopedia of Aviation dated 1937 (Just up Andrews street ?)
Handbook of Wireless Telegraphy Vol 1 dated 1930
BobH SW France

alan-lloyd29/06/2017 18:54:16
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Do you by any chance have FEB 20 AND 27 Vol 96 from 1947? Alan

Speedy Builder529/06/2017 18:58:27
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Alan , No - best year was 1945 with 13 issues.

JasonB29/06/2017 18:58:34
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Looking at the issue numbers there were no mags on those dates

 

2388 is 13Feb

2389 is 6Mar

2390 is 13mar

2390 says the weather was to cold, and Government ordered journals etc to cease publication to save coal and energy use.

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Edited By JasonB on 29/06/2017 19:03:51

Speedy Builder529/06/2017 19:00:56
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Here is a challenge - swap all the ME's for a small diesel / glow engine working/ not working for a static display model for my grandson.
BobH

Ady129/06/2017 21:43:35
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Just pop them into a doctors/dentists waiting room

They make a pleasant change to national geographic and Hello magazines

Robbo29/06/2017 22:50:40
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Posted by Ady1 on 29/06/2017 21:43:35:

Just pop them into a doctors/dentists waiting room

They make a pleasant change to national geographic and Hello magazines

We no longer have magazines of any age in our Surgery waiting area - this as a result of their "Cleanliness Review".

But still plenty of patients coughing their infections into the air!

Speedy Builder530/06/2017 06:43:39
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I don't think our surgery would want Old English mags - I did say we were in France. I could use them as fire lighters, but you know how it goes, you rip out a page or two and then start reading an article.
It is interesting to see the content of the mags, very different from today. Model boats, aeroplanes, locos. Plenty made in cardboard and wood. No CNC, rotary tables and problems with silver solder.
BobH

Bazyle30/06/2017 09:09:28
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That date range is probably rarer. I should keep them until you encounter an English tourist driving back who therefore doesn't have a weight limit or stick them in a corner of the attic to be found by someone in 50 years.

Speedy Builder530/06/2017 11:03:07
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Bazyle - Where do you think I got them from - In a corner of my cousin's attic

Watford30/06/2017 11:58:31
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Posted by Robbo on 29/06/2017 22:50:40:
Posted by Ady1 on 29/06/2017 21:43:35:

Just pop them into a doctors/dentists waiting room

They make a pleasant change to national geographic and Hello magazines

We no longer have magazines of any age in our Surgery waiting area - this as a result of their "Cleanliness Review".

But still plenty of patients coughing their infections into the air!

The real issue is probably the signing-in screen which everyone contacts after picking their nose!

Mike

Speedy Builder530/06/2017 12:50:12
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Glad to say that the problem has now (will be) gone as a fellow follower of this forum has agreed to take the mags off my hands. As regards the "sign in Screen" at the doctors', Have you seen the ordering screens at McDonalds. Catch all yer bugs off the screen and then tuck into the food - No Thanks!
BobH

alan-lloyd30/06/2017 19:37:50
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Thanks for your reply Jasonb, all clear now, regards Alan

Neil Wyatt30/06/2017 20:00:47
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Posted by Robbo on 29/06/2017 22:50:40:
Posted by Ady1 on 29/06/2017 21:43:35:

Just pop them into a doctors/dentists waiting room

They make a pleasant change to national geographic and Hello magazines

We no longer have magazines of any age in our Surgery waiting area - this as a result of their "Cleanliness Review".

But still plenty of patients coughing their infections into the air!

I wouldn't have described ten-year-old issues of National Geographic, Staffordshire Life and The People's Friend as dirty magazines...

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