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Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:25 am
by badpenny
Stuart, your ability to unearth relevant and interesting .....nay, fascinating! ..... pearls of wisdom belittles me.
I see it says he makes bonnetts (should that be bonnets?), if he'd make me one I'd take it off to you.
!WORSHIPFULL!

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:42 am
by arrgee
Nice work Stuart.

Put in a bid for it BP, when you get Andy's Middlehurst Coronet it will look very nice sat on that.

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:33 pm
by badpenny
Cunning old Stuart has cunningly kept discreet with discreetness about how it is for sale the discreetly cunning old beast that he is.

I've heard that Australialand can be quite big depending on the tide. So it might be the other side of the valley from Andy.

I've just searched on Google and all I could find was this picture entitled Native of Australia .......
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.... which quite frankly was a shock as my cousin Natalie married one back in the 70s.

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:44 pm
by 13rebel
!WORSHIPFULL! Sir Slotalot

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:18 pm
by john t peterson
It might be a good time to make an Australian purchase... Gameswat is in the US!

J Peterson
Your international travel agent

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:51 am
by gameswat
And I'm doing a lot better here than I would be back in Oz John. :D

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:04 am
by andydotp
That's a remarkable find - here in Australia of all places..
A few Ollie Allwins on top would indeed make a lovely sight.

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:35 am
by badpenny
andydotp wrote:That's a remarkable find - here in Australia of all places..
A few Ollie Allwins on top would indeed make a lovely sight.
The executive team have convened and you are hereby instructed to purchase the said item on behalf of The Hobby.

Re: The Oliver Whales Story

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:27 am
by willford28
I already seen that issue in year 2010 and it was really a nice story.

Help to ID this Whales tradeshow photo

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:55 pm
by coppinpr
Topic moved &merged - Site Admin.

Can anyone answer a couple of questions about this photo? It was originally identified as a 1950s photo of an Oliver Whales trade stand. I'm guessing Oliver had something to do with it, for obvious reasons, but the company is shown as "London", a long way from Redcar. A joint venture perhaps? Also, I'm sure the date is wrong - the machines look earlier than '50s and the stand next door is "Shefras & Sons", but I don't think that name was used after the war, so I was thinking before the war? (or just after 46-49 perhaps).

Candy floss and wafers at 6d sounds expensive before the war (although ice cream cones were indeed 3d in the 1930s), so the '40s might make sense. !PUZZLED! The original term "Fairy Floss" for candy floss had all but died out in the UK by 1935 (it remains in Australia and New Zealand I believe).
Then there is that big machine in the foreground. At first glance I thought a moving arm win-a-gift type machine, but closer inspection reveals the name "The train test". Anyone heard of it?