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Aerial photography - Ancient Gallery

In the late 80s and early 90s a few manufacturers tried to turn out Sky dishes as cheaply as Amstrad. The results were generally pretty dire. This example had a strange fixing bracket that had very little resistance to upward or downward pressure. The two arms of the bracket formed a marvellously supple trapezoid that would flex up and down if anything bigger than a humming bird landed on the dish. The dish would bounce up and down alarmingly, but strangely the alignment wasn’t affected and the couch potato in the lounge would be totally unaware. The cable fixing on this example could be described, like my dress sense, as ‘casual bordering on the slovenly’.

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