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tezz7624

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gas man
« on: Oct 03, 2023, 11:27:41 AM »
hi
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anyone remember gas man collecting pennies from gas meter and rolling them up in paper tubes

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2023, 11:36:36 AM »
Hi Tezz and welcome.

I donít recall that Iím afraid.

Mind you, we did have the old coin meters for gas and electricity dotted round the house and had to feed coins into them.  But since they were never locked, each meter only had 1 or 2 coins in them at any time.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2023, 05:19:09 PM »
No, that's a new one on me.  :yes:

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2023, 08:04:06 PM »
our meter took, from memory, florins rather than pennies.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2023, 10:21:56 PM »
I never saw a 'gas woman' in those days although my granpa used to say they were always gassing??

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2023, 04:36:42 PM »
I always remember that my dad got me to put my weekly, two-bob pocket money in my NSB piggy-bank. I was sixteen before I realised it was the gas meter.  :sarcastic:
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 21, 2023, 04:49:17 PM »
I always remember that my dad got me to put my weekly, two-bob pocket money in my NSB piggy-bank. I was sixteen before I realised it was the gas meter.  :sarcastic:


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« Reply #7 on: Oct 21, 2023, 09:17:51 PM »
Hi Tezz, I do remember putting coins in the meter, but I think it was more than pennies !  😄
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 21, 2023, 09:39:35 PM »
I remember the old shilling meter or 5p in today's money.

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« Reply #9 on: Oct 21, 2023, 09:43:11 PM »
Yeah it was the old shillings 👍
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 03, 2023, 08:31:00 AM »
hi
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anyone remember gas man collecting pennies from gas meter and rolling them up in paper tubes
Not only collecting the cash but also returning a little from overpayment on the quantity consumed.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 03, 2023, 10:22:22 AM »
We never had a slot meter.  We must have been well posh. 😉
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2023, 12:32:49 PM »
We never had a slot meter.  We must have been well posh. 😉
Most slot meters way back then were mostly found in rented accommodation of some description and that still applies today in my renters.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 04, 2023, 09:13:39 AM »
My parents rented their flat in a private block, from when they got married in 1934 until mum moved into a nursing home around 1990. I never understood why they didnít buy, my father had a decent job.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 04, 2023, 09:18:33 AM »
We bought a big flat back in the 70s when I first got married. Lovely flat but it ate money. There always seemed to be something, it was in a town centre block of 14 flats and I was glad when we left.