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There was some shoe machine at Clarkes in the 70s too. Don't recall if it was a X RAY. It had some sliding mechanism in the foot bit. I was a kid, disinterested in such stuff at so young an age.

Darren

On 15 aug 2012, at 12:36, Chris J Brady <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In then UK when I was a kid - say in the 1950s - I think it was Clarkes -  many shoe shops had an x-ray machine into which kids could put their feet to see what size shoes they needed. When the dangers of x-rays became realised they were swiftly removed. CJB.
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> --- On Wed, 15/8/12, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] X-rays and sheet music
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 5:00
>> Coin operated x-ray machine c1900
>> . The glass case contains the x-ray tube and high voltage
>> coil. stick
>>         you hand in the slot about and
>> view your hand bones through the double
>>         eyepiece on top
>>  
>> http://www.underthepier.com/17_novelty_machines.htm
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: "[log in to unmask]"
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> 
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:54 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] X-rays and sheet music
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>>    For those interested in the subject, there will
>> soon appear  a curious 
>> article on the origin of X-rays and the role of recorded
>> music  (instrumental 
>> and lyrics). Suggestions are always welcome. Yes, even
>> coin-op  versions, 
>> ca. 1896.
>> 
>> Allen K.
>>   _www.phonobooks.com_ (http://www.phonobooks.com)
>>