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Offline malj1

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Gays Hampton
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:46:59 AM »
I too have had similar problems today, I found a tool tag on eBay which I endeavoured to research. GAYS HAMPTON LTD. uniface. For some reason Google seemed to thing I was looking for sex! It was impossible to get any other result. Once upon a time this had a much gayer meaning!
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Re: Gays Hampton
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 04:35:07 PM »
I look upon the hole quite differently now. Scary. :)

Google Gays (Hampton) Ltd for more serious results.

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Re: Gays Hampton
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2019, 08:41:01 PM »
Maybe a link :
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Re: Gays Hampton
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 09:18:19 PM »
Good info there. The token dates from after 1943, when Ltd was added. My guess is war years: the company must have grown to a significant size, being deflated again when the military orders stopped, which probably left them a very vulnerable take-over target.

Interesting story of a company owned by two peaceniks that ended up making parts for what may have been among the most immoral arms of the second world war: the blockbuster, destroyer of civilian homes, causing lethal firestorms that killed even more civilians. In spite of Google, a token that is sad or grim, rather than funny.

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Re: Gays Hampton
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 12:22:26 AM »
Thanks for that link it helps a lot. My results are compounded here with the Australian Hampton being prominent too.
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