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26 minutes ago, Badwolf said:

Kevin - I have adjusted my settings to 'ignore' the posts, but when posts are quoted they still appear. How do I restrict these please.

And for me please Kevin, getting beyond a joke now.

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On 13/06/2021 at 17:40, Chris A said:

Hidden behind the third soldier on the left.... Yes couldn't find it, memory playing tricks confused with the carvings on the prows of the ships. The banner is Guillaume's papal one not the dragon...

 

 

To pick up on something more modern and car related (and French). Is the stylized "Lion" on the Peugeot badging a true Lion?, or something else "Heraldic"?. I know the Talbot was (allegedly) a French hunting dog?.

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But "Talbot" was a British marque!  Although one of the company founders was French.  I had the pleasure of serving in the pit crew of the Talbot team at the last Classic Le Mans, when one of of our cars (modestly, mine) came first in Plateau 1.

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 The word is used for a hunting dog in heraldry, where many words are Old French.

Peugeot was founded as "Lion-Peugeot", and their logo/badge has evolved through the years:

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Today's version would  be a "Lion Rampant" in heraldic terms.

John

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The Old Talbot Garage in Mere (Somerset) Had a Large (wooden?) Talbot Hound above it`s "Storefront" at least as late as the Early to Mid 90`s?. I assume they perhaps had been a Talbot dealership way back?. They had a PSA franchise then so I guess that would follow?.

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42 minutes ago, JohnD said:

But "Talbot" was a British marque!  Although one of the company founders was French.  I had the pleasure of serving in the pit crew of the Talbot team at the last Classic Le Mans, when one of of our cars (modestly, mine) came first in Plateau 1.

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 The word is used for a hunting dog in heraldry, where many words are Old French.

Peugeot was founded as "Lion-Peugeot", and their logo/badge has evolved through the years:

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Today's version would  be a "Lion Rampant" in heraldic terms.

John

'Today's' version is more like the 60's one. The newest version was spotted on the steering wheel of pre production press cars of a new model 308 last summer and confirmed earlier this year. I don't know if it is only being used when a new/updated model comes out or if it will be fitted to all production as and when stocks of old ones run out 😁

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48 minutes ago, JohnD said:

But "Talbot" was a British marque!  Although one of the company founders was French.

True, the French company Talbot became indépendant from it and eventually became Simca then bought by Peugeot.

Like most car companies in the early days they changed hands & names quite often.

Talbot was originally Clément - Talbot a company in the UK to assemble French cars. . .Clément - Bayard and the rest is history as they say

13h00 Lunch!

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28 minutes ago, Chris A said:

'Today's' version is more like the 60's one.

As for tomorrow's version... 

Blade Runner 2049 features the Police vehicle driven by K which is very subtly badged as a Peugeot. You can just make out the lettering across the boot and the Lion on the steering wheel, but there's a telling shot during the movie when he restarts the car from inside and the Peugeot Lion logo comes up on the dashboard screen. 

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Fascinating, Colin!  At first, I imagined that the 'special' built for the film was based on a Peugeot, and used its electronics and steering wheel.     But a search for which model might have been the mule finds a much murkier story!

It was pure 'product placement' and although it got them 12 seconds of screentime, Peugeot seemd not to have appreciated it, to the point of Alcon, the film's production company, sueing them for 'Bad faith'!

See: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/blade-runner-2049-studio-sues-automaker-not-living-up-flying-car-deal-1175396/

John

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It's interesting that the movie features a number of firms that have long since vanished: Pan Am, Atari, Cusinart, Bell and Polaroid; familiarity to add realism, yet all gone. 

One of the critics famously wrote: it's sad to imagine a future world so bleak that Peugeot is the dominant vehicle manufacturer... :)

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Colin,

Now you're 10th Dan you godda get things right!

Maybe you just can't get them in NI? Another border issue?

Polaroid Instant Cameras and Film – Polaroid UK

Atari Games | So much more than video games! ®

Cusinart make food processors available from Amazon. 

Not sure about Bell, but there is still a Bell computer company and of course they made the exhaust for my car. :)

Pan Am name got bought and sold but were still flying until 2012 when the CEO got jailed over child Pornography.

Doug

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1 hour ago, JohnD said:

But the Talbots I worked on had a thoroughly British provenance!

What's the motor in that one? I can read (just) some of its racing pedigree but can't see anything about the motor.

Talbots of all origins had good racing results in the 20' & 30's

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2 hours ago, dougbgt6 said:

Colin,

Now you're 10th Dan you godda get things right!

Doug

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-31664223

Atari went bust and is now a different company. Polaroid bankrupt in 2001, rebranded and went bust again in 2008.... the current company is different again. Cusinart filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and was bought up and rebuilt. Bell telephones were taken over by AT&T. It seems only the name lives on and the original concept is gone...

 

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Polaroid made a huge mistake in the late 1970s. They spent a fortune formulating instant movie film. Shoot the movie, run the film through their home processing machine, project the film in the normal way. Sadly VHS and other video tape systems hit the market a few months later. They got it wrong on numerous occasions and it was no surprise when they went bust.

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6 hours ago, Chris A said:

What's the motor in that one? I can read (just) some of its racing pedigree but can't see anything about the motor.

Talbots of all origins had good racing results in the 20' & 30's

Straight sixes, just like Triumphs

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But THREE litres!   With the same bore as a Triumph and an enormous stroke, 112mm.

 

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Sort of back on topic. Yesterday I got a Letter?, (Unsolicited, I might add). From? The Jehovah`s Witness`s!!. They must be getting withdrawal symptoms from being unable to put a foot in the door?. And are resorting to handwritten "mail shots".🤣. Not even "franked" mail either, 2nd class stamp and handwritten envelope too!.

Ya gotta give point s for persistence and dedication?😁

Pete

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1 minute ago, dougbgt6 said:

Pete,

Yup, must be a plan. I had one 3 months ago, hand written, 2nd class stamp.

Doug

Really makes you wonder????.  I would like to find that sort of Faith, Zeal, and Dedication?. Might help make the refurb; of the Herald go faster!!.🤣

Pete

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2 minutes ago, PeteH said:

Really makes you wonder????.  I would like to find that sort of Faith, Zeal, and Dedication?

Not really, sadly deluded people who would let themselves die from lack of a blood transfusion. 

Doug

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4 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

Not really, sadly deluded people who would let themselves die from lack of a blood transfusion. 

Doug

Yes, Sadly I cannot get my head around that either.

Different organization I know. But Salt Lake City, takes some beating. They hold the worlds largest data base on population and heredity. The idea is to "baptise" the world and all it`s people as Mormons! by proxy!.

Pete

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