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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2018, 05:55:32 PM »
Both show the city arms. Those of Danzig/Gdansk are on its coins also. The city crown on the Sopot arms probably means it is post 1989, as communist era arms generally avoid crowns.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2018, 02:36:10 PM »
A nice pair from Bucharest.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2018, 10:53:27 PM »
Sunset in Prague... a bit different from Malji’s manhole cover of December 27, 2015.

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2018, 12:15:40 AM »
A great collection there at the above link.

I am surprised no PC people have queried it should be a person hole.
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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2018, 03:13:58 AM »
The late Rachael Heyhoe Flint was Captain of England's women's cricket team, unbeaten in six test series. A popular and entertaining raconteur she was popular on TV chat shows, and it was allegedly on one of these that the question was raised; do lady cricketers wear any protective device similar to the "box" worn by men.

"Absolutely" she replied, "only we call it a man hole cover"


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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2018, 09:11:14 AM »
This week we visited the tiny city (city rights since 1482) of Bronkhorst on the river IJssel, Netherlands. 150 inhabitants, a razed-down castle full of robber knight legends, an excellent indigenous beer, one good hotel and restaurant, and quiet in November (you shouldn't come in summer, though the cobbles ward off scooters and there are mainly pensionados pottering about).

This is the city man hole, there are probably only five or six of them. Useful: it is also the ground plan, making it even more difficult to lose your way in the streets of Bronkhorst.

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« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2018, 10:23:15 AM »
Nicely designed manhole cover! But ... but ... why do they depict Neil Armstrong's footprints at the top left and right? ;D

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« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Maybe after all it was not the moon Armstrong visited, but the fair little town of Bronkhorst. Hope he had some beer, like we did.

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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2018, 05:49:07 PM »
Here is a space photo of the area from Google Earth (2015). On of the footsteps (it looks more like a Yeti than like Armstrong) is clear, the other one disappeared since, I suppose ;)

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« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2018, 02:48:37 AM »
Came across this one while walking near San Francisco:


Manhole cover dated 1949

Phoenix Iron Works, Oakland, Cal.
CCCSD 1949 (Central Contra Costa Sanitary District)

A rare date?

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« Reply #71 on: May 31, 2019, 08:49:29 PM »
Found this manhole cover in the old main street of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands, an old city soon to celebrate its first millennium of minting coins. Its beloved symbol is the Martini Tower, the 290 feet bell tower of the St. Martin's Church, founded about 800 AD and now a proud Gothic building of the 15th century. (Feeling a bit chauvinistic about the place where once my cradle wobbled).

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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2019, 06:43:36 AM »
It is quite interesting to note that many of the Man-hole covers shown in this thread have been manufactured in India.

One of the reasons for this is being that these Covers are made of S.G.C.I. (Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron), also popularly called Ductile Iron. In India, we have many foundries producing this S.G.C.I. castings.

One of the main properties of SGCI is that it is very malleable and does not break easily with impact load. This is very necessary as Man-hole covers are subjected to lot of Impact loads due to moving traffic over them.

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« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2019, 06:19:14 PM »
This one is a little different - one of those "squirrel gets stuck in manhole cover" stories. ;) Happened in Dortmund (NW, DE) today ... and the fire dept. could not get our furry friend out. (Story in German.) So they actually informed the police, took the manhole cover with the squirrel to a vet while police officers blocked the open manhole for about an hour.

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« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2019, 04:53:33 PM »
Here is one (a manhole cover, not a squirrel) from Wuppertal, NW, DE. The coat of arms is a combination of the two biggest "portions" of the city: Barmen had the Lion of Berg (which can be found in the CoA of several cities around here) standing on yarn, referring to the textile industry history of Barmen. Elberfeld's CoA also featured the Berg lion, holding a gridiron, a reference to St. Lawrence, patron of Elberfeld. And when Wuppertal was founded and then got its name in 1929/1930, the two coats of arms were combined ...

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