[access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

Hi Brian,

They stopped making them quite a while back.  However we still repair
them, something I'm as much amazed about as proud of.

George.

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of brian williams
Sent: 10 July 2009 22:07
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips

whatever happened to the eureka?
Brian
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 9:58 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips


> Oh - and Jackie, you haven't mentioned your beloved Eurika in this 
> discussion!  They were certainly popular and I gather the alarm was 
> something to be heard (or perhaps not!!)
> 
> --
> Carol
> carol.pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: "martin wilsher" <m.wilsher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 2:59 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
> 
>> HI Jackie:
>>
>> Metal dymo gun?  Wow!  I found those always broke the
>> plastic wheel in the end, the plastic versions, which are
>> now available are more robust imho. Hehe yes I use those
>> still for labelling cd's and dvds.  Indeed, did today.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
>> Sent: 10 July 2009 14:34
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>
>> You need glasses, Tony.  Read the message again!  (Smile)
>>
>> George.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tony Sweeney
>> Sent: 10 July 2009 12:50
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>
>> Well jackie!
>>
>> You bought a Stainsby from George?
>>
>> Ah well, must have been a great "little" machine then!
>> *smile*
>>
>> Tony
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 12:09 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>
>>
>>> Hi Tony
>>>
>>> Once I get dressed in the morning, it's my faithful old
>>> Braille
>> watch
>>> that has to go over my wrist.  I've had this particular
>>> watch since Christmas 1995, and I still love it to bits.
>>> I once left it in the pocket of my skirt, and it ended
>>> up in the washing-machine, but it miraculously survived!
>>> I've got a couple of spare Braille watches as they seem
>>> to be on the demise, but they rule in my book.  I can't
>> abide
>>> talking watches! (smile).
>>>
>>> And my metal Dymo gun I bought from George years ago is
>>> still a
>> personal
>>> favourite as well for labelling CDs, folders in my
>>> filing cabinet
>> ... I
>>> wouldn't be without it either! Some of the oldest
>>> gadgets still
>> remain
>>> the simplest and best to use!
>>>
>>> Jackie Cairns
>>> Braille Specialist
>>> Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Sight and Sound Technology Ltd
>>> Welton House North Wing
>>> Summerhouse Road
>>> Moulton Park
>>> Northampton
>>> NN3 6WD
>>> Telephone: 01604 798024
>>> Fax: 01604 798090
>>> Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Behalf
>>> Of Tony Sweeney
>>> Sent: 09 July 2009 18:38
>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>>
>>> Hi Jill,
>>>
>>> I agree about the dymo gun!
>>>
>>> I use dymo tape with a one line metal braille writing
>>> guide to
>> braille
>>> labels for CDs CD roms etc.
>>>
>>> I have been through a fair few watches/clocks in my time
>>> but one I
>> still
>>> have is a manual "braille" clock going back!
>>>
>>> The only thing about it nowadays is say you want it to
>>> "go off" at
>> seven
>>> then you will have to set it for 3.30!  *smile*
>>>
>>> Don't laugh too loudly  though, it still serves it's
>>> purpose well
>> when
>>> I need to fall back on it, believe me!
>>>
>>> It's still "alive and kickin" when all the others have
>>> long stopp a-tickin!
>>>
>>> Tony
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "JILLIAN GRANT" <geordiecompuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:14 PM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>>
>>>
>>>>I don't use my perkins much nowadays but it has its uses
>>>>for things
>>> like
>>>>labelling cds.  I know there's the dymo gun, but I like
>>>>to use all
>> the
>>>>contractions available to me and of course the dymo gun
>>>>doesn't have
>>> them
>>>>all.  I did try with the dymo tape and adaptor but the
>>>>tape used to
>>> fall
>>>>through no matter how tight I pulled it, so dots didn't
>>>>come out very well for me.  I use the sticky back
>>>>plastic sheets and get someone to cut
>>> the
>>>>lines out for me then I cut the labels.  I write as many
>>>>words as I can on each line.  that may be a few album
>>>>titles or just 1.
>>>>
>>>> I still have my old tandy talking clock.  It's 25 years
>>>> old or so and I guess if I put batteries in it should
>>>> still work.  I don't though as it takes 3.  quaint and
>>>> dated though it may sound, I love it.  I used to have
>>>> the sharp talking calculator, the 1 with the alarm and
>>>> timer and all that on it.  would love to have 1 of
>>>> those again, plus the Sharp talking clock and the Vox
>>>> talking watch, though I bet there's few of those left.
>>> They
>>>> were so fragile.
>>>>
>>>> Jill.
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Tony Sweeney" <deirton711@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: "access-uk" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 12:36 AM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Technology Now & Then for Vips
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi All,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm intrigued with recent posts re technology on lists
>>>>> which have assisted us over the last while!
>>>>>
>>>>> This kind of question has , in different approaches
>>>>> appearred on
>>> other
>>>>> listts also!
>>>>>
>>>>> Trust that George is with this.
>>>>>
>>>>>  The good old Perkins has stood the test of time!
>>>>>
>>>>> Great machine and it is/has  beenng upgraded!
>>>>>
>>>>> Great product!
>>>>>
>>>>> Any other product or device which stands the test of
>>>>> time "technology  related" it would bee glad to hear
>>>>> about!
>>>>>
>>>>> Let's not forget before!
>>>>>
>>>>> Simple and swift reply!
>>>>>
>>>>> Many thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> Tony
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