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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 am

The Coventry Knight caravan:

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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:50 pm

This was probably made in their Spon Street factory in 1949:

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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby rebbonk » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:50 pm

Would that be a surplus old military crt? Possibly originally intended for radar?
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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:54 pm

rebbonk wrote:Would that be a surplus old military crt? Possibly originally intended for radar?


I double-checked this with the experts before answering and it was only ever home-made sets which used surplus radar screens, commercial manufacturers always used purpose built TV screens. This set used a 9" screen which was probably a GEC-Osram type 4501 or similar which dates from 1936. In good condition the set would sell today for around £350.
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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby rebbonk » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:51 pm

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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:32 am

1913 Rudge Multi and wicker sidecar
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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:56 am

The Coventry God Cake
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In earlier times the bakers of Coventry created a cake called a ‘God Cake’. This cake was traditionally made at Easter time and was given to godparents from their godchildren. Like most things the idea came from economic reasons, the bakers needed to use up any left-over mincemeat from Christmas before the hot summer weather set in. The God Cake is a triangular pastry filled with mincemeat. The triangular shape is difficult to bake and needs great care and manipulation to ensure the correct method is followed precisely. This ensures an even bake and the filling does not run out of the pastry during baking. The three points of the cake represent the Holy Trinity. For those not of a religious faith, the points represent the three spires of Coventry.
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Re: Made in Coventry...

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Re: Made in Coventry...

Postby dutchman » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:32 am

British version of the French Hotchkiss WW1 machine gun made in their Gosford Street factory. Chambered for British .303 rifle calbre ammuniton it was used chiefly by cavalry regiments. This particular example is missing its distinctive horizontal feed strip.

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