Forgotten Gems

Red-Coat

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Sometimes, when researching stuff, a forgotten gem crops up in the historical records. Here’s one I found recently. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the J.E. Thoroughgood Jr “aerial life saving device”, patented 13th August 1918.

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I shall be constructing one of these and giving it a whirl from the top of the London Eye, if I can find someone to hold my beer. What could possibly go wrong? I’m greatly reassured that, since 1918, there has been no recorded instance of any user writing a letter of complaint or dissatisfaction regarding deployment of said device.
 

crashbandicoot

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Sep 27, 2020
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Sometimes, when researching stuff, a forgotten gem crops up in the historical records. Here’s one I found recently. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the J.E. Thoroughgood Jr “aerial life saving device”, patented 13th August 1918.

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I shall be constructing one of these and giving it a whirl from the top of the London Eye, if I can find someone to hold my beer. What could possibly go wrong? I’m greatly reassured that, since 1918, there has been no recorded instance of any user writing a letter of complaint or dissatisfaction regarding deployment of said device.
Nice Red-Coat.
 

pepperj

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Sometimes, when researching stuff, a forgotten gem crops up in the historical records. Here’s one I found recently. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the J.E. Thoroughgood Jr “aerial life saving device”, patented 13th August 1918.

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I shall be constructing one of these and giving it a whirl from the top of the London Eye, if I can find someone to hold my beer. What could possibly go wrong? I’m greatly reassured that, since 1918, there has been no recorded instance of any user writing a letter of complaint or dissatisfaction regarding deployment of said device.
That pat. Was 8 days before my father was born.
It would of made a cool baby gift.
 

traveller777

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Aug 20, 2017
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Sometimes, when researching stuff, a forgotten gem crops up in the historical records. Here’s one I found recently. Ladies & gentlemen, I give you the J.E. Thoroughgood Jr “aerial life saving device”, patented 13th August 1918.

View attachment 2005328

I shall be constructing one of these and giving it a whirl from the top of the London Eye, if I can find someone to hold my beer. What could possibly go wrong? I’m greatly reassured that, since 1918, there has been no recorded instance of any user writing a letter of complaint or dissatisfaction regarding deployment of said device.
I think that is where MC Hammer got the idea for his wardrobe.
 

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