Weight and Stuff Report – 7 May 2013

No change today, never mind…

I didn’t have the time to do much at lunchtime, so it’s back to the weekend for today’s pictures. This bus has been restored quite nicely in its original livery:

Time capsule?

Time capsule?

Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/1800s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:37, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.597′ 0″ N 1° 40.1184′ 0″ W

But let’s take a closer look[1]

Now that's authentic

Now that’s authentic

Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/1800s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:37, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.597′ 0″ N 1° 40.1184′ 0″ W

That’s a pretty good effort at recreating a vintage advert that might well have been in use at the time.

Talking of adverts, for many years, the same slogan appeared on buses all around this part of the country:

Well, I'm persuaded

Well, I’m persuaded

Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/280s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:40, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.5661′ 0″ N 1° 40.0375′ 0″ W

In later years, the typography got fancier, but the slogan never changed:

Fancier version

Fancier version

Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/200s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:17, 5 May, 2013
Location 54° 57.5838′ 0″ N 1° 40.0545′ 0″ W

Binns was absorbed into the House of Fraser chain, and the name was dropped quite some time ago, as far as recall.

[1] Literally – the second picture is a cropped version of the first