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 04 September 2013 07:41 PM
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Hello peeps.

can any one on here remember the code number for the ashley porcelain ceiling rose.

in dispute with the wholsalers
 04 September 2013 08:42 PM
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I have lots of catalogues that are far older than me!

One by Slonetric (~1942) lists their own brand, Tucker, Nettle and Crabtree 2-plate 6850, 3-plate 6851 but no Ashley.

Simson, Baker & Co (a member of the Edmundson Group of Companies ~early 50s) lists Bakelite ones by Ashley as RL 102 to RL 109 depending on number of plate and grip and entry and the only porcelain ones are those of Clang being 5685 to 5688 again depending on type.

Lastly, E.W.F. from 1966 only lists Ashley as moulded with and without halo being RL202, 302, 402 and RL204, 304, 404. The only ones listed for Ashley porcelain are the semi-recessed type for mounting on circular conduit boxes. These I have fitted

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 04 September 2013 08:48 PM
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Sorry I cannot answer this question as I am disqualified from the title of the post.

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 04 September 2013 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by: OldSparky

in dispute with the wholsalers


Blimey, that's been going on a while hasn't it?

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 04 September 2013 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by: perspicacious

I have lots of catalogues that are far older than me!



One by Slonetric (~1942) lists their own brand, Tucker, Nettle and Crabtree 2-plate 6850, 3-plate 6851 but no Ashley.



Simson, Baker & Co (a member of the Edmundson Group of Companies ~early 50s) lists Bakelite ones by Ashley as RL 102 to RL 109 depending on number of plate and grip and entry and the only porcelain ones are those of Clang being 5685 to 5688 again depending on type.



Lastly, E.W.F. from 1966 only lists Ashley as moulded with and without halo being RL202, 302, 402 and RL204, 304, 404. The only ones listed for Ashley porcelain are the semi-recessed type for mounting on circular conduit boxes. These I have fitted



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BOD


thanks Bod

thats the number i require, the type that fit on a conduit box, do you have that number.. i had hal45 in my head
 05 September 2013 10:20 AM
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"thats the number i require, the type that fit on a conduit box, do you have that number.. i had hal45 in my head"

Ashley porcelain semi-recessed type for mounting on circular conduit boxes are RL704 for the 2-way at 22s. 8d. per doz with RL705 for the 3-way at 25s. 8d. per doz.

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 05 September 2013 05:15 PM
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"25s. 8d. per doz. 22s. 8d. per doz"

I can remember proper money too.

There were 240 pennies in a £1 until the Govt swiped 140 of them and left us with just one hundred.

I still don`t like this new metric money they use nowadays

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 05 September 2013 05:44 PM
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There were 240 pennies in a £1 until the Govt swiped 140 of them and left us with just one hundred.

That's just one of the later tricks - the best one was getting people to put their money into a new 'Bank of England' when they wanted to withdraw it they just give them an I.O.U. (a promissory note - a bank note) instead and keep the real money themselves. So not only did they keep all 240p of the original pound, they still get to tax you when you use your "copy" £1. This current printing of money ("quantitative easing") is relatively mild by comparison.
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 05 September 2013 06:15 PM
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many thanks guys and gals..
 05 September 2013 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by: perspicacious

"thats the number i require, the type that fit on a conduit box, do you have that number.. i had hal45 in my head"



Ashley porcelain semi-recessed type for mounting on circular conduit boxes are RL704 for the 2-way at 22s. 8d. per doz with RL705 for the 3-way at 25s. 8d. per doz.



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BOD


But does that include purchase tax?
 06 September 2013 06:43 AM
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I'll have to look up some of my old invoices, but wasn't that only on 'luxury' items such as irons and kettles?
Me? throw anything away? never! (well, I'm currently having a good clear out as I've run out of space).

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 06 September 2013 09:19 AM
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"But does that include purchase tax?"

Not applied to it.

Looking at the catalogue, it appears that the items subject to PT are:
Strorage water heaters
Immmersion heaters
Tubular heaters
Xpelair units 6" and 9" extract only
Clocks
Fluorescent tubes (except 8') and lamps

But not:
Storage radiators
Xpelair units 9" and 12" Extract/Intake
Mercury, sodium, quartz or tungsten iodine lamps
and of course the basic electrical wiring accessories.

There is a note stuck in to say that the PT figures listed do not include the 10% surcharge imposed in July 1966. The Xpelair GXC9 is £13 17s 6d plus £2 12s 6d PT to which is added the extra 10%.

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 06 September 2013 09:48 AM
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There you go, hot water is a luxury.

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 06 September 2013 12:26 PM
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I remember Purchase Tax too - Oh heck , why did I admit that?

Next year we plan to have an inside loo instead of the double seat tippler outside - sheer luxury

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 06 September 2013 02:16 PM
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I have to keep my hand in as I have a customer who has lived in his terraced cottage since 1936 and it was only 10 years or so ago I suggested that maybe a rewire of the lighting and possibly add a few sockets to the one he had in the whole house. Not only that, but I convinced his that a small frost heater in the loo might stop it freezing up, a light could be useful as well. A small over the sink water heater was better than keeping saucepans full of water on the 1930's gas stove. He wouldn't buy a new fridge, so I had to put a new flex on as the rubber just fell apart in my hand (remember the one socket? fridge or bar fire!). Don't ask about the imaginary bathroom as it's still that.
This in the affluent south east of England.

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 08 September 2013 04:10 PM
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there ya go cant get much older than Norman then theres always BOD
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 09 September 2013 10:03 AM
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Play nicely, as you're not that far behind me, less than a decade I'd say

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