Vicks Sinex Teacher Version

Vicks Sinex is a brand of topical nasal decongestant spray produced by Vicks, a division of Procter & Gamble. The active ingredient contained in the Sinex nasal spray is Oxymetazoline which acts to relieve blocked nasal passages. The recommended dosage is 2–3 sprays in each nostril every 10–12 hours, though users should check the packaging for the specific product purchased.  Excessive use of this product could lead to a dependency on it whereby the nasal passages block without use of Oxymetazoline again.[citation needed] Thus it is recommended that Sinex not be used for more than three days. Extra ingredients include camphor, eucalyptol, and menthol, which give Sinex Nasal Spray products the characteristic aroma of Vicks products but could also cause irritation of the mucous membrane.

Eastenders Cast – Retro TV Ads

east 25Its hard to believe that Eastenders has been on the air for 25 years!  We all have  our favorites but did you know that in their younger days they featured in a few commercials in the 80’s and 90’s?  Have a chuckle at the below ads and see can you spot them!

Prudential – I want to be a Brain Surgeon

Jake Wood

1980’s Kellogg’s Fruit ‘N’ Fibre Advert

 

Ross Kemp

Yellow Pages (French Polisher)

Jake Wood

1980s Clearasil

Patsy Palmer

1980s Rover 200 Series

rover_220_turbo_coupe_1The Rover 200 Series, and later the Rover 25, are a series of compact cars produced under the British marque Rover from 1994 to 2005.

There have been three distinct generations of the Rover 200. The first generation was a four-door saloon car based on the Honda Ballade. The second generation was available in three or five-door hatchback forms, as well a coupé and cabriolet (in relatively small numbers). Its sister model, the Honda Concerto was built on the same production line in Rover’s Longbridge factory. The final generation was developed independently by Rover on the platform of its predecessor, and was available as a three or five-door hatchback. After the sale of Rover in 2000, and following a facelift, the model was renamed and sold as both the Rover 25 and MG ZR. Production ceased in 2005 when MG Rover went into administration. Production rights and tooling for the model, but not the Rover name, now belong to Chinese car manufacturer Nanjing Automotive.

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1980s Atari 2600 UK

Atari_2600Atari Inc. had purchased an engineering think tank in 1973 called Cyan Engineering to research next-generation video game systems, and had been working on a prototype known as “Stella” (named after one of the engineers’ bicycles) for some time. Unlike prior generations of machines that used custom logic to play a small number of games, its core was a complete CPU, the famous MOS Technology 6502 in a cost-reduced version, known as the 6507. It was combined with a RAM-and-I/O chip, the MOS Technology 6532, and a display and sound chip known as the Television Interface Adapter, (TIA). The first two versions of the machine contain a fourth chip, a standard CMOS logic buffer IC, making Stella cost-effective. Some later versions of the console eliminated the buffer chip.

Programs for small computers were generally stored on cassette tape, disk or paper tape. By the early 1970s, Hewlett Packard manufactured desktop computers costing thousands of dollars such as the HP 9830, which packaged Read Only Memory (ROM) into removable cartridges to add special programming features, and these were being considered for use in games. At first, the design was not going to be cartridge-based, but after seeing a “fake” cartridge system on another machine, they realized they could place the games on cartridges essentially for the price of the connector and packaging.

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1995 Allied Dunbar – Lets Face the Music and Dance

allied_dunbar_logoThe Company was founded by Sir Mark Weinberg, Lord Joffe and Sir Sydney Lipworth after Abbey Life was taken over, when they obtained seed finance fromHambros Bank, and set up its headquarters in Swindon town centre in 1970 under the name ‘Hambro Life Assurance’.   It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1975.  The company expanded its financial adviser operations during the late 70’s and early 80’s, acquiring the Allied Unit Trusts of which it was soon the major unitholder, to become ‘Allied Hambro’ in 1984; after Hambros disposed of their highly profitable investment, changing to ‘Allied Dunbar’ in 1985 after it purchased Dunbar & Co., a small private bank; following the acquisition by BAT Industries,  the asset management department was hived off to form Threadneedle, and it was bought out by Zurich Financial Services in 1998.

Its forceful direct sales force became the Zurich Advice Network (ZAN) in 2001.  In 2005 and following changes in industry regulation ZAN evolved into a stand-alone limited entity known as Openwork – a directly authorised multi-tiered financial distribution network.

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1980 Philips TVs

Philips-logo-D47F83A959-seeklogo.comKoninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, commonly known as Philips) is a Dutch multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate headquartered in Amsterdam. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 122,000 people across more than 60 countries.

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips Lighting. As of 2012 Philips was the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world measured by applicable revenues.  In 2013, the company sold the bulk of its remaining consumer electronics operations to Funai Electric Co.

Philips has a primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is a constituent of the AEX index. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

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