I remember the school uniform shop having one of those vacuum systems in the late 1970’s and being intrigued by it. Not sure I could have imagined the concept of self scanning trolleys and contactless payment then!Growing up in the '50s I remember drapers' shops having a similar thing - non digital, of course, all clock work - to run cloth out on the counter.
Just remembered the pneumatic accounts system, too. The money went off to an office somewhere on a pressure/vacuum system. That wasn't novel, either. Brunel built a railway on the same principle in Devon.
Did you explain to them that the item in question was sent to you unsolicited, so you have no obligation to send it back.Absolutely but they won’t pay for that or issue a full refund until the wrong items are back with them. Right load of b’s!
Yeah, originally called the South Devon Railway. And it didn't work very well (rats kept eating the leather strip sealing the below track traction/vacuum pipe). For that reason, still today, train sizes/lengths/weights/speeds are limited through the section more or less along the coast starting from roughly between Buckfast Leigh and South Brent. It's a few years back now but there WAS one of the original Brunel pumping stations at a place called Star Cross, just outside Exeter.Brunel built a railway on the same principle in Devon.
Speaking to both of your points I remember working on a door casings and linings line in a sawmill which used a CNC crosscut saw, operating along the same principles of your father's design for cardboard.The technology isn't new, although it's a neat package.
In the late 1970s my father designed a commercially successful controller for a cardboard box cutting machine - bespoke cutting, notching and folding. It had an accuracy of 0.1mm over about 2m, which was considerably better than the cardboard sheets supplied as raw material. That used an optical shaft encoder of his own design, and it probably worked a lot faster than that prototype has to. It was innovative for its time.
I'm sure existing manufacturers, such as Bosch and Makita, who have a lot of complementary tech in other divisions, could make something similar as an add-on to their saws. The fact they don't suggests there is no demand.
Thanks, not in those words so I’ll maybe give them one last chance but can’t see them paying me back! Will then report to trading standards etc but the ad isn’t online now so can’t send copy. Ggrrrr!Did you explain to them that the item in question was sent to you unsolicited, so you have no obligation to send it back.
If they want it, it is up to them to retrieve it, but you are such a nice guy if they would send you a prepaid label, you will go out of your way to post it back.
Then onto the matter of the item you paid for but did not receive, a clear breach of trading standards and a crime.
The price of doing business in the UK is being bound by UK rules.
I have a Woodrat which I made a measure for, (steel rule and twin pointer, so you can split a line) which I find really accurate, but I can see how it could be used on the slide mechanism. Yes it has been done before on other machines, but if the price came down I could see lots of different applications.
Pardon me, as I sometimes get accused of flogging things to death, but if you paid with a credit card, you can do a chargeback, whether they, the vendor, agree or not.Thanks, not in those words so I’ll maybe give them one last chance but can’t see them paying me back! Will then report to trading standards etc but the ad isn’t online now so can’t send copy. Ggrrrr!