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Old September 25th, 2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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close-up shots - design

Hello, I try to start here thread about close-up shots about all kind of design elements what was (or maybe some still is)
common to met in block housing, would be very happy if other users could add their own illustrative materials here too!

typical switches from ~70s up to till of the end of soviet era

the last one has "wallpaper protector"

some original lightning from 70s


some flooring and bathroom tiles:


wooden window frames, my favorite type!

since PVC windows have turn out like some kind of status symbol in eastern block and the most of renovation projects
force people to change old windows even if they do not want - it is quite hard to find them in good shape and still maintained today.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 03:46 AM   #2
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As a swedish citizen I'm always confused about why the electrical sockets in most other "two round pins" countries are one way?

In Sweden almost all outlets are two ways. One way outlets is only used for special applications, like the outlet for the fridge. The two way outlet were atleast common even before Sweden started our commie block programme in the 60's. (Almost all swedish commie block are buildt from mid 60's until some yeas into the 70's).
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As a swedish citizen I'm always confused about why the electrical sockets in most other "two round pins" countries are one way?

In Sweden almost all outlets are two ways. One way outlets is only used for special applications, like the outlet for the fridge. The two way outlet were atleast common even before Sweden started our commie block programme in the 60's. (Almost all swedish commie block are buildt from mid 60's until some yeas into the 70's).
isn't wall sockets in Sweden the same as here? well despite small diference 4mm vs 4,8mm pin's ( what so ever in real life do not prevent compatibility) https://www.quantumbalancing.com/wor...ctricityif.htm

but lets continue with some electrical stuff:

typical plug for electric cookers. 4pin version was also available.


timer switch for hallways and other public rooms


hybrid solution with wall plug and switches (typically used next to wc/bathroom doors)
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Old October 11th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #4
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Yes, the connectors are the same (and we used to have 4mm instead of 4.8mm pins, I guess that the change happened sometime in the 60's or maybe the 50's).

The thing I'm thinking about is that in Sweden almost every socket accepts two plugs instead of just one.

Like this: (I hope that the images works)


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aah.. that,


yes such type was also available but probably only used by inhabits by their own who made some upgrade in their apartment


much more common solution about lack of wall plugs was that


rather rare 3-pin plug, was used in some places for refridgerator
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awesome hand dryer from 80s
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