A sight to see

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

“Your re­cent ar­ti­cles on ac­cu­mu­la­tors jogged my mem­ory,” says JR Smith of Kir­riemuir.

“In my birth­place there was a small garage where the owner also charged these ac­cu­mu­la­tors.

“Of an evening all us wee kids would watch the man at work. He would get us in line and give the out­side vic­tims the wire to hold – one with the pos­i­tive and the other the neg­a­tive.

“Then he would switch it on with the re­main­der of us all hold­ing hands. We must have been a sight to see, all vi­brat­ing un­til one let go his hand and broke the line.

“Well, we didn’t have the ‘telly’ back then!”

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