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antedeluvian
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Re: Alas, Alack
antedeluvian   4/28/2014 2:27:51 PM
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Max

Doubtless you were under the bedsheets so no one would see you LOL

That would be dangerous. No we would do it out in the open where we could start a veldt fire.

 

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Re: Alas, Alack
Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 2:24:08 PM
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@Antedeluvian: I remeber as a kid playing a game, trying to extract a match, closing the box and successfully striking a match using only one hand.

Doubtless you were under the bedsheets so no one would see you LOL

 

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Re: Alas, Alack
antedeluvian   4/28/2014 2:21:02 PM
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Max

but I don't remember them being wooden boxes

Ours definitely were back then. I remeber as a kid playing a game, trying to extract a match, closing the box and successfully striking a match using only one hand.

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Re: Alas, Alack
Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 2:14:32 PM
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@Antedeluvian: The ones marked Lion Match in this montage, are the way I remember them.

My dad used to use Lion matches in a yellow box like the ones in the upper left-hand corner (he smoked a pipe) -- but I don't remember them being wooden boxes

 



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Re: Alas, Alack
antedeluvian   4/28/2014 1:33:10 PM
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Max

 

The ones marked Lion Match in this montage, are the way I remember them. You will have to complete the picture by imagining David's matrix.

 

 

 

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Re: I like clear
Crusty1   4/28/2014 1:08:09 PM
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Hi David, To give an Idea of the size of the small boxes, a pound coin (euro) will just fit on the lid, the depth is about a pound coin deep. The lids flip up when opened and they are just great for smd resistors and capacitors.

I got my first set when I bought an E25 run of SMD capacitors and since then I buy them for any smd items.

 

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Alas, Alack
Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 11:59:22 AM
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@David: Alas, I threw out my last dilapidated matchbox chest some years ago so I have no picture to show you.

I really wanted to see a picture of one of those -- you shoudl have kept them for "old time's sake"

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Re: I like clear
Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 10:34:10 AM
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@TonyTib: I got lucky a few years ago and picked up a bunch when Lowe's was blowing them out at $2/each

This sort of thing doesn't happen often -- but it's so nice when the winds of fate do blow one's way :-)

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Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 10:32:03 AM
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@Antedeluvian: One thing you can do with this approach is to screw the lid on the underside of a shelf giving you much more storage space.

I'd forgotten about that trick -- my uncle used to do that with jars full of screws and nails and nuts and bolts and stuff...

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Re: I like clear
Crusty1   4/28/2014 8:34:28 AM
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@antedulivan; I think you have this right I do not seem able to cut and paste a picture direct into the edit box. Well I can but it does not show up when posted.

May try makeing a public (any one can look) link to a directory on my Google Drive. or just start a flicker account just for this use.

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