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Axxe55 09-28-2013 06:11 PM

Do You Remember When?
 
this thread is about how things have changed. how products have changed. how they are made differently than when you were younger. i'll start it off.

do you remember when................

motor oil came in cans made from cardboard with metal ends and you used a can opener to open them?

toothpaste came in a metal tube rather than plastic?

TV's and radios had tubes?

cameras used film?

kryptar19 09-28-2013 06:33 PM

Do you remember when a brick of .22 ammo was only $11?

Do you remember when Remington made quality products?

Do you remember when you could buy an AK for $400 or an SKS for $150?

phideaux 09-28-2013 06:34 PM

Do you remember when....

Cars didnt have seat belts or AC.

Scoop of ice cream was 5 cents.

Kitchen matches would strike on anything.

Lard was used for cookin.



Jim

kryptar19 09-28-2013 06:36 PM

Do you remember when LGS's would sell you a spam can of 7.62x54R and give you a Mosin for free???

danf_fl 09-28-2013 07:01 PM

Coca-Cola was fizzier and tasted better.

Running through the bug sprayer

Strike any where matches.

squirrelhunter 09-28-2013 07:05 PM

Do you remember when gas was only .50 a gallon???:eek:

Donn 09-28-2013 07:12 PM

Gasoline price wars. When I got back from Vietnam in the fall of 1970, there were gas stations on all four corners of 10 Mile & Groesbeck, (Warren, Mich). 19, 18, 17 and 16 CENTS A GALLON! And they pumped it.

Steel_Talon 09-28-2013 07:19 PM

I remember Ethyl......

DFlynt 09-28-2013 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1386426)
this thread is about how things have changed. how products have changed. how they are made differently than when you were younger. i'll start it off.

do you remember when................

motor oil came in cans made from cardboard with metal ends and you used a can opener to open them?

toothpaste came in a metal tube rather than plastic?

TV's and radios had tubes?

cameras used film?

I remember using the spout that punctured the top of oil cans so you could dump the oil in your engine.. I remember 25 cent a gallon gas.

Overkill0084 09-28-2013 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DFlynt (Post 1386570)
I remember using the spout that punctured the top of oil cans so you could dump the oil on your engine. I remember 25 cent a gallon gas.

Fixed it for you. Every one I ever used leaked/dribbled.

Remember:
Changing points and condensers as part of a normal tuneup.
Vacuum Tube testers at the Thrifty Drug and other places. To check the tubes for your vacuum tube TV that wasn't working right.
when Sears & Montgomery Ward sold friggen everything from Mini Bikes and Go Karts to guns & ammo.
paging through Sears Christmas Catalog as a kid
when believing in the US Constitution wasn't considered deviant behavior.


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