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Frisky advert - how can you focus ?
« on: November 17, 2015, 11:57:17 AM »
hard one this but is there any way , i have an original print -
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Re: Frisky advert - how can you focus ?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 12:11:52 PM »
Ah, a man wearing a white laboratory/warehouseman's coat - is there a greater sign of high principles?

But is that a company logo/name on the breast pocket?  If so, I think that is going too far.

The writing in the window does say "... in the north" so it's not Snyde and Shark* from Brixton, is it?

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Re: Frisky advert - how can you focus ?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 01:11:29 PM »
On Photobucket or with Photoshop software you ca increase definition and contrast which makes an enlargement somewhat sharper.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 02:44:40 PM »
The pics as you present them, Richard, are fairly crudely pixelated when you enlarge them.  You could have a go at rescanning, with a higher resolution, but even that will always reduce some of the original image into (admittedly smaller) pixels.  At this scale, I don't think any amount of contrast and sharpness enhancement will turn the block pixels back into letters.

Your best bet, I think, is to look at the original print you have, with a good magnifying glass, or - preferably - a jeweller's loupe of the kind that looks like an eggcup, and you bung over one eye.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 05:30:40 PM »
where do i go to get a high res image ? i would like this but I also want the 10 Gordons on the wagon good enough to go in a new micro book and needs to be 1000 + mine only goes to 600 I think
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Re: Frisky advert - how can you focus ?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 05:32:53 PM »
seing as Andrew doesnt know the pic , its from Bootle , Liverpool
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 10:56:23 PM »
The two Family 3s on the right were supplied new by Geneva Motors

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 12:06:01 AM »
Looks identical to the photograph used for the 1959 Family three leaflet
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 08:48:50 AM »
Great stuff scootacar and Malcolm ! Indeed both KA reg - Liverpool do either owners want a decent scan of shop? Did they pick up on this last time we discussed this shop . When I last popped in they said they had some old bits left but I didn't bother as I didn't know they might be Frisky !
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 08:49:36 AM »
As if ! Ha ha
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 06:09:38 PM »
What is the vehicle that the mechanic is leaning on?

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Re: Frisky advert - how can you focus ?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 06:14:10 PM »
It's a Side Car attached to the motorcycle to its left. Familiar design but I cannot remember the make
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2015, 08:20:27 PM »
Any idea of the date of the photo, Richard?

We can know an earliest date by the introduction of vehicles shown, but they may not be new.  We can put a latest date from the advert for the Sunday Dispatch - which ceased trading on 18 June 1961.

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2015, 08:31:24 PM »
we had a bit of fun with this photo a good while back , try this http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=3116.0

pretty sure we ended up with 1960 for various reasons , its also stamped on the back of the print I bought locally so.....
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2015, 08:41:08 PM »
we had a bit of fun with this photo a good while back , try this http://www.rumcars.org/forum/index.php?topic=3116.0

pretty sure we ended up with 1960 for various reasons , its also stamped on the back of the print I bought locally so.....

Oh, yeah. Sorry to dig up old news!  (At least I was on target ...  :) )