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lindamac
post 31st Mar 2007, 02:18am
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laugh.gif it was lifebuoy carbolic washing soap or sunlight or fairygreen washing soap in oor hoose...........dad use the green liquidy gel soap he called it swasviga soap after work & the lifebuoy when not working,mammy used either or fairygreen or sunlight oan us weans in the kitchen sink sames she used furr tae handwash claes in the next sink with a wringer seperating the 2 sinks ahhhhh memories eh. biggrin.gif


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post 31st Mar 2007, 03:57pm
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biggrin.gif Hi Lindyloo, my Jim still uses Swarfega...it's brilliant for removing oil and grime from a working man's hands biggrin.gif


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post 31st Mar 2007, 05:59pm
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I remember before my Mammy got the tiled fireplace we had a big black range .We used to use ZEBO on the black bits and she had a square of leather with something like chain metal sewed to it and she would rub the stainless steel bits with Dura Glit and burnish them with this chain thing ,Do you still get Dura Glit ? If you have a pair of glasses or a mirror with a wee scratch ,not too deep , then if you rub it gently with the Dura Glit it polishes out the scratch .Another old product BLANKO .We used to get our sannies done with it and put out on the windowsill to dry . laugh.gif


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post 1st Apr 2007, 01:36am
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Jakka I remember the blanco. Mum used to whiten our sanny's and put them on the winowsill as you said. The fireplace in my granny's house used to be black lead. My aunts used to take turns of doing it every week. Is that the same thing you are talking about.


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post 1st Apr 2007, 04:46am
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I remember blanco too, after you had cleaned your sandshoes your hands were all covered in white from the wee sponge you put it on with. My mum was always very particular in having my shoes done every night so that they looked good the next day, now we just throw them in the wash. My gran used black lead on her grate, another messy job!! ohmy.gif
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post 1st Apr 2007, 01:48pm
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Yes Isobel ,the black lead came in a tin and it was called Zebo.


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post 1st Apr 2007, 03:59pm
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oh a love the smell of swarfega and duraglite a will try and get a pic of blanco and zebo ok gals couldent find blanco
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post 1st Apr 2007, 07:07pm
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My Mother loved that Brasso. Our name plate and knocker used to shine.There was one lady in our close who never polished hers ,and she was the talk of the place. Funny the things that we remember. laugh.gif


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post 1st Apr 2007, 07:39pm
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biggrin.gif BRASSO!!!!!!!!!!!! Heres a wee trick I learned from the man whom fitted my Kitchen,I thought I would require a new set of kitchen sinks,as the old ones were old & tired looking However I knew I would miss the 2 sinks since they are not made in those sizes anymore etc.
Much to my delight & surprise the kitchen fitter said you can bring these sinks up to looking brand new if you so desire,which of course I got excited about so asked why & How come? He told me to clean sinks as normal thereafter use Brasso to clean up the stainless steele sinks.I did this & left them for 10mins or so,then I buffed them up ,well my sinks came up like new not a scratch on them & not only that they were sort of waterproofed as in the water gathered in beads for a few days which means the sink took ages to get dirty again,instead of cleaning them every other day I only had to clean them twice a week, BRASSO Them every 3 mths this also works on enamel sinks & the porcelain etc it takes that scratchy harsh icerink look away from them & has them appear glossy & new.Mind ye I always loved the smell.I still do this today as well as my bathroom sink included. biggrin.gif


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post 12th Apr 2007, 09:24pm
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Oh my, do I remeber Blanco...I whitened my sanni shoes every night,and would put them on the open window sill to dry..I wasn't forced to do this, but my sannis just had to be real white..And yes it was messy,and it always took the laces soo long to dry. Most times they never quite made it.
I can still smell Brasso, I too loved it...Every Friday night, it was my job to shine all the brass on our front door,boy did it ever shine...Ah the routines we had,and I do believe it was Isobel who mentioned if the brass on your door didn't shine, you were the talk of the tennement. Great idea that using the Brasso on the stainless steel sink..Must try that...Trouble is I am having a difficult time finding Brasso in New Brunswick,Canada...Are you other Canadians able to purchase it in your neck of the woods?
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Elma
post 13th Apr 2007, 01:08am
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I can buy both Brasso and Silvo at my local grocery store. I'll send you some if you like, PM me with your address Caterina. I didn't know about doing the kitchen sinks, I'm going to try it.
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Agnes & Robert
post 1st Dec 2008, 08:26am
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I've got a tin of silvo, but you are too far away rolleyes.gif
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post 1st Dec 2008, 04:51pm
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Bought some mushy peas and a bottle of irn-bru yesterday at our British Imports shop,they also do a complete sit down British breakfast (the lot)and next weekend were going for a real authentic fish supper at the "Olde Ship" in Fullerton,CA--Mmmm! life is good!!
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Agnes & Robert
post 7th Dec 2008, 07:54pm
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Does anybody remember the BERESFORD HOTEL on Sauchiehall St. when it had a Furriers shop called Betty Beresford Furs and at the other end there was a bar I think it was a great haunt for the Americans also the toy train shop in the the Argyle Arcade the 50s
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post 7th Dec 2008, 07:59pm
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To Wellfield from Southern California, your makin ma teeth WAAAATTTER, how much snow have you got down there I could send you some from British Columbia enjoy your breakfast i hope ithas Black Pudding in it
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