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Offline Figleaf

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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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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« 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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Re: Man hole Cover Collection
« Reply #70 on: Today at 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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