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 21 January 2019 05:25 PM
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kellyselectric

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Just a quick question does anyone know why Taylor's smoothing irons have 2 mains leads?
 21 January 2019 05:33 PM
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perspicacious

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I only know 1977 Taylor's vintage port with just 3 left in my cellar!

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 21 January 2019 05:59 PM
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kellyselectric

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So should I come round to help you drink it??
 21 January 2019 06:48 PM
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Weirdbeard2

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Originally posted by: kellyselectric

Just a quick question does anyone know why Taylor's smoothing irons have 2 mains leads?


Can you give a link to info or a pic?
 21 January 2019 06:49 PM
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mikejumper

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I'm trying to visualise that.
Apart from storage heaters I've never seen anything with 2 mains leads connected.
 21 January 2019 07:11 PM
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broadgage

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Are you certain that both of what look like mains leads, are in fact electric flex ?
I have seen clothes irons with a single electricity supply flex and a flexible rubber tube that carries low pressure steam from a remote steam generator.
The steam pipe could be mistaken for a second electrical flex.
 21 January 2019 07:11 PM
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kellyselectric

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Unfortunately cant provide a link but the iron I see is featured in a TV advert which is actually for insurance but features a guy getting an Italian suit made. The lady making it is using the iron it clearly has 2 mains leads
 21 January 2019 07:15 PM
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John Peckham

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I am not sure as I am a bloke so have minimal knowledge of smoothing irons but could the extra lead be a steam supply?

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 21 January 2019 07:29 PM
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kellyselectric

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I bet it is a steam pipe as 2 of you have suggested that would make sense if you see the add you'll see why I thought it was a double mains lead it makes sense as I bet in an environment like a Taylor's shop you wouldn't want to be messing around trying to refill it
 21 January 2019 07:44 PM
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perspicacious

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So should I come round to help you drink it??

If you think the long drive and queue are worth it Kelly!

I'm a victim of the collecting bug so have tried to get at least one of each vintage year and not doing too badly. Going back so far as 1955 which, contrary to rumour, is actually older than BOD..........

As well as port, I have some very early Regs books...... and 13 A plugs that failed to become popular...and...... I'm sure you get the idea!

I ought to stay away from auctions..... and get out more......

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 21 January 2019 08:00 PM
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kellyselectric

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I must at me ive got a bit of a collection of old BS546 plugs and adaptors and a few old books too. But no alcohol last very long here so my collection is here today gone tomorrow Lol
 21 January 2019 08:12 PM
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mikejumper

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Well you threw us off course a bit by your spelling of tailor but at least we now know that Bod has good taste in port.
 21 January 2019 08:23 PM
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ebee

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And Bod is younger than me. Drat

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 21 January 2019 08:23 PM
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perspicacious

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good taste in port.

Albeit not as expensive as you may think, I buy at auction and if you're prepared to take a chance, some very good buys. Still all in cellar as have been off the serious drink for a year but hope to resume soon!

Have a look at how to open vintage port on the tube by searching for "port tongs". It works well if you're brave enough and don't want to keep the bottle intact.

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BID
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