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ICONIC OBJECTS.

Started by: admin (1217)

What are the most iconic objects you have actually touched? Mine are.
APOLLO 11 COMMAND MODULE.
A PIECE OF MOON ROCK.
THE TITANIC
A METEORITE 4.5 BILLION YEARS OLD.

Started: 18th Apr 2022 at 08:55

Posted by: PeterP (9395)

A piece of English coal Most kids of the modern era would not know what it looks like

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 10:12

Posted by: riocaroni (318)

Frankel.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 10:42

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

Well it sounds like admin has been to the Smithsonian in Washington, but I touched the heat shield of Gemini 11 at the Kennedy Space Centre, but every other piece of rockets, was covered in plastic, this was the Command Module, from the Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975.



I couldn't touch this Lunar Module, because it was out of reach, and it said no photography, but I took a picture of it anyway



I have not really touched anything iconic, because I am a bit funny about touching things, because you don't know who has touched them before you, and had they washed their hands, I am not a touchy-feely person, some folk can't keep their hands off anything, they have to touch and maul with everything, and they have to be told "Look With Your Eyes, Not Your Fingers" but I never had to be told that

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 10:52

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

Nothing mentioned so far is iconic, they are all the real thing. Get to know!

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 13:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

I disagree, Apollo 11, the first landing of man on the moon, and it was one of the most iconic moments of the 20th Century LINK

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 16:29

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

A reproduced model of Apollo 11 taking part in a re-enactment of the Moon landing would be 'iconic'.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 16:47

Posted by: Stardelta (9773)

iconic
[???k?n?k]
ADJECTIVE
iconic (adjective)
relating to or of the nature of an icon.

So.......we look up icon


icon
[???k?n, ???k(?)n]
NOUN

a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration.

So........we look up veneration

veneration
[v?n??re??(?)n]
NOUN
great respect; reverence.

So.....we look up reverence

reverence
[?r?v(?)r(?)ns]
NOUN
deep respect for someone or something.


Seems a fair enough description to me



Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 17:04
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Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

This isn't "iconic" in the real sense of the word, but to follow the thread anyway with oldest or historic things, I have two ammonites which were cephalopods which died out 66 million years ago. They aren't rare though.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 18:24

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

I've had several iconic guitars, American Fenders and Gibson,
Leo fender invented the electric guitar in the 1940's and although electronics technology has moved so much from then, The fender guitar has never been improved, In fact the original Fender guitars are worth more by country miles than a brand new China copy because, They cannot reproduce the sound of those original Fenders, Even with todays electronics, Now that is very rare and very Iconic

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 22:09

Posted by: sonlyme (3158)

My lad has an original fender strat and a gibson les paul

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 22:39

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

"Leo fender invented the electric guitar in the 1940's"

No, he didn't.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 23:01

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

aw reet aw reet aw reet, Leo fender invented the first playable electric guitar and amplifier that could be heard above the other instruments, previous attempts could only be played at low volume because of feed back, He made it for ,
Les Paul who, was a jazz guitarist who played a Gibson, Gibson were So impressed with the Fender that, their engineers copied it and in later years produced the " Gibson Les Paul" guitar which is, a famous rival to the fender Stratocaster,,

et reet now ?

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 08:07

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

I always thought it was Rickenbacker who invented electric guitars, but I thought wrong, as it wasn't. It was somebody else. I learned it, from a book.
I also thought that Les Paul himself designed his own electric guitar, as an improvement of the previously designed model and Fender improved on Les Paul's design.

Once you have an 'idea' imprinted in t'yed, it's hard to shift. Even when the real story is told.
A bit like Marks and Spencer, happening to open a shop in Wigan, a few years after they'd opened other shops in other places, it's always thought, in Wigan, laaaaike, that Wigan was THE first.
I've also heard it said that William Lever, you know, the one from Bolton who didn't invent soap?, opened his first 'soap making establishment / shop' in Wigan. Not so.
Beecham too. All false rumours. The list is endless. And that's one thing that Wigan HAS got, the longest list of false claims in existance. And the first list in the World, actually!

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 17:17

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

well here's true account, Les Paul was a frustrated jazz guitarist, his solos could never be amplified loud enough, So he approached Leo Fender, A electrical engineer, He designed and built the first solid bodied guitar and amplifier called it the Broadcaster, It was an overnight success as every guitarist wanted one, So he put them in production and renaming them stratocasters, and iffen you don't believe me , do as the electrical engineers do here, Google it

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 18:59

Posted by: Stardelta (9773)

Still with the little digs eh Tom?

tsk tsk tsk

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 19:26

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

The Fender 'Esquire' was first.

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 20:30

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

"It was around 1936 when a jazz guitarist named Charlie Christian (1916-1942) began using an acoustic guitar with a pickup attached to the body, with the intention of playing guitar solos in his band. This is said to be the birth of the electric guitar."

From - The Les Paul Foundation ....

"Les Paul is recognized as the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, which he designed in 1941."

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 20:37

Posted by: First Mate (727)

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"It was around 1936 when a jazz guitarist named Charlie Christian (1916-1942) began using an acoustic guitar with a pickup attached to the body, with the intention of playing guitar solos in his band. This is said to be the birth of the electric guitar."

From - The Les Paul Foundation ....

"Les Paul is recognized as the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, which he designed in 1941."

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 20:37

Did you google that?

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 20:44

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

Course I did! Tom told me to. I know bugger all about guitars! Who's Les Paul, when he's writing home?

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:07

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

So now the new ploy is to post in you alta ego to tempt me to answer
well I'm not biting, Google is for know nowts,
Leo fender invented the solid body electric guitar and thats how it happened,

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:12

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

oh and now fick mate is on ignore too, If you can only talk 8ollicks, talk it somewhere else,

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:16

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

Not that I'm out to prove a point, raaaaight, but several sources on Google state that Les Paul invented it, using a railway sleeper. Or something like that.
Les Paul even said it himself in his biography, "In His Own Words".

Was he a liar?

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:20

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

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Posted by: tomplum (8868) View tomplum's page

ok if that it true, who are you, where do you live, why do you take their side and why have you got he same thumb print, ???

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 23:11

Tomplum, grow up why don't you. How old are you? I take sides with no one. Where I live and who I am is non of your business.

Replied: 16th Apr 2022 at 14:32

Tara

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:24

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

But whatever, the word Icon in mentioned all the way along its path, An electric solid bodied guitar invented 1940's and never improved,
Can you say that about anything else ????

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:31

Posted by: First Mate (727)

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Posted by: tomplum (8868) View tomplum's page

ok if that it true, who are you, where do you live, why do you take their side and why have you got he same thumb print, ???

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 23:11

Tomplum, grow up why don't you. How old are you? I take sides with no one. Where I live and who I am is non of your business.

Replied: 16th Apr 2022 at 14:32

Tara

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

First Mate (583) (Ignored)
just in case you did't catch my post, I don't suffer fools, life is too short,

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:40

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Tara

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 21:45
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Posted by: annemarie (278)

most people have touched historic items.For me it was when I went to Petra then pyramids and last St Peters in Roam boaring I know but still an experience

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 22:21

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Posted by: tomplum (8868) View tomplum's page

ok if that it true, who are you, where do you live, why do you take their side and why have you got he same thumb print, ???Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 23:11Tomplum, grow up why don't you. How old are you? I take sides with no one. Where I live and who I am is non of your business.

Replied: 16th Apr 2022 at 14:32

Tara

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Posted by: riocaroni (318)

6 really interesting posts from first mate? If you've nowt to say don't bother..

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 23:33

Posted by: Stardelta (9773)

A lot more than 6 if you ask me and not all from the same person!

Anyway…..what everyday item and it’s alleged inventor shall we argue about today?

Can I suggest the hot water bottle? I have googled its history and the backstory is absolutely fascinating

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 08:34

Posted by: First Mate (727)

Posted by: riocaroni (264)
6 really interesting posts from first mate? If you've nowt to say don't bother..

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 23:33

I'm accused of being someone I'm not. Should I and everyone else just accept what tomplum says? He has no right to demand anything of me.

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 11:00

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1421) 

TP... as you say life is too short...if you have someone on ignore as I do... leave it at that.... dont engage. This site is now a better place when certain peoples comments are invisible when ignored... First Mate is not on my list... he hasnt offended me yet. If you think this a non-de-plume for another character let us know.... TP you make me laugh with your versions of the world and its inhabitants.... dont lose it

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 11:16

Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

"ICONIC OBJECTS."

Well, laddy, put in on yer CV. Its an ability someone is going to value!

It won't get you a job wiyt Government though.

We've Got Rishi Sunak: He con nick Billions, and still get a job lookin after t money of those from whom he had nicked it

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 11:34
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Posted by: Stardelta (9773)

“TP... as you say life is too short...if you have someone on ignore as I do... leave it at that.... dont engage. This site is now a better place when certain peoples comments are invisible when ignored“


Well BB, you did throw your hat in the ring along with Terry and Tom and try it on with the big lads. If we play too rough for you call it a lesson learned like Boardy has

Replied: 20th Apr 2022 at 13:27

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

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Posted by: basil brush (18280)

Posted by: Stardelta (9577)

A lot more than 6 if you ask me and not all from the same person!

OMG, Do tell more.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 08:42

Posted by: Anne (4163) 

I have a gryphaea (devils toe nail) of about 600 million years old, although quite common it does fill me with wonder each time I dust it.
Also walking through the bomb ruins of Coventry cathedral and touching the walls gives a sense of awe.

Replied: 21st Apr 2022 at 09:02

Posted by: basil brush (18280)

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Posted by: Stardelta (9577)

A lot more than 6 if you ask me and not all from the same person!

OMG, Do tell more.

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 13:06

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

I once went to Stonehenge, and it's weird how it appears in the middle of nowhere, and I wanted to touch the stones, but they had fenced them off, because of the bloody druids, who kept mauling with them, and that was in 1980 before they mucked about with the roads, and built a nearby visitors centre, all that there was there then, was a smallish gravel car park.

I think that Stonehenge is iconic

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 13:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

I think that Whupsie is iconic

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 13:32

Posted by: basil brush (18280)

Posted by: Stardelta (9577)

A lot more than 6 if you ask me and not all from the same person!

OMG, Do tell more.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 09:22

 

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