Old school supplies: 20 items we wish we still had

The phrase outdated can be argued differently. Some find what is termed outdated still efficient while other will throw it out of the window the first chance they get. However, there are things that majority of those who had the experience would agree to bring back if that was possible. Here it the list of the top twenty items we would appreciate if they showed back.

Rotary phones

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Practical Wireless

Practical Wireless - Oct 1953

Practical Wireless - Oct 1982

Practical Wireless - Jul 1990

Practical Wireless

The first issue of Practical Wireless appeared in 1932. No. 1, Vol. 1, was published on 24th September by George Newnes, priced 3d. At first a weekly publication until wartime paper shortages forced monthly issues.

That Was The Year!

1932 – First issue published 24th September.

1935 – Amateur Wireless merged with Practical Wireless (January, 26).

1935 – Title changed to ‘Practical and Amateur Wireless’.

1936 – ‘Practical Television’ included in title.

1939 – Title reverts to ‘Practical Wireless’.

1940 – First monthly issue published September.

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Sleeving

Sleeving
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2mm Glass Fibre Sleeving – Red
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Television

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Practical Television - Oct 1956

Practical Television - Jul 1958

Practical Television - Nov 1959

Started life as a supplement inside the best selling technical radio publication of the time, Practical Wireless. In the early 1950s there was growing interest shown by the general public and home constructor in television, and with the opening of the United Kingdoms second television transmitting station at Sutton Coldfield, the demand for receivers was increasing. To cater for this growing interest, Practical Television assumed a separate entity on March 24th, 1950 when the first issue appeared.

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