History World and Pakamac Rainwear

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PakamacMagic
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History World and Pakamac Rainwear

Post by PakamacMagic » February 6th, 2019, 10:53 am

Hello everyone, I recently came across a rather interesting site all about the history of plastic rainwear, in particular, Pakamac Plastic Rainwear.
It's at:

http://historyworld.co.uk/advert.php?id ... %26+Ladies

Maybe interesting to some you.

rubberdee
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Re: History World and Pakamac Rainwear

Post by rubberdee » February 7th, 2019, 8:13 am

By 'eck, I didn't realise that they were so expensive 17/6d in 1953 ! That was quite a lot of money in those far off days.

PakamacMagic
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Re: History World and Pakamac Rainwear

Post by PakamacMagic » February 7th, 2019, 11:52 am

According to the Bank of England inflation rate calculator, in the UK, about the time of the ad, £1 in 1955 is now worth £25.77. About the price for semi-decent plastic raincoat today.
Of course on such sites as EBAY, they can be really cheap or horrendously eye-watering expensive, depends on the depth of your pocket.

pvclovering
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Re: History World and Pakamac Rainwear

Post by pvclovering » February 17th, 2019, 8:08 pm

I found this site a while ago. Interesting,and it took me back to my own Plastic Pakamac wearing days in the mid 60s. Just bought a couple of unisex cagoules from PULrecently in shiny black and semi transparent black andget the same thrill wearing them as I did back then.

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