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Old 10-25-2017, 04:28 PM
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I remember those from my childhood. Most young people or middle aged people probably have no idea what that is.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:29 PM
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Talk about memories!
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:48 PM
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I remember those in Penney's and Sears, as a little girl. I hated it when they ripped the fabric, and I still do. I think it stretched it out of shape.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
I used pneumatic tubes when I was in retail from 78-81. we sent order to our warehouse upstairs with them.. I remember a few pranks we pulled with them.
We also used those tubes in the warehouse I worked in. We would send the orders from the WATS room, down to the guys down stairs to fill. Candy, sandwiches, cigarettes, anything that would fit was fair game. My favorite was when the guys would send mice, thinking they would scare us!
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:53 PM
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I remember those measuring things too! I remember thinking that was such cool way to measure, watching the dials spin!
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If I remember these does that make me an antique too? ��
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:59 PM
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Wow! Flash from the past and memories of going with my Mom to Plummer's fabric store in Springfield MO where they had those AND the pneumatic tube set-up. They also had some round, hollow tables with fabric bolts shelved on the and I'd duck into the center and hide--and get yelled at! We went there often cause my Mom sewed all our clothing--my Dad is the only one that wore ready made cause he wore work clothes.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:37 PM
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I love those gadgets! A store I go to in Philadelphia, MS, uses those to measure fabric, still. I love to rip fabric because it keeps it straight on the grain and avoids any waste. A good hot iron will press the torn edge right back into shape if it ruffles a bit.

Yard goods are called such because they are goods that are sold by the yard. Also known as dry goods.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:46 PM
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I also remember both items. BrendaK
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:52 AM
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I remember those!
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