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PlusModel Dustbins
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 11:56 AM UTC
We take a look at a set of four Dustbins from PlusModel, an easy to assemble set to add to many scenes.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:13 AM UTC
Hi James,

Thanks for the review. Are these European Bust Bins, or country specific if you like? Modern or Old?

Just interested to know.

Cheers

Al
chrisw
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 03:48 AM UTC
I had the same question. I don't want to get too hung up on the authenticity of garbage cans, and I don't have my copy of "Jane's All the World's Dustbins," or Squadron/Signal's "Rubbish Bins in Action." But these look ... strange. Certainly like nothing I've seen in much of Western Europe.
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 04:14 AM UTC
Failing Garbology 101, I stayed away from the subject also. We had very similar cans as these in our garage/workshop when I was a kid, where my father picked them up I have no idea. I remember at least one also had a locking lid, and they were quite durable. I would venture a guess early to mid 20th century. I have also seen this style, without the hinged lid, in aluminum (?) or some light alloy.

Not much help I know, but they caught my eye due to their looking familiar.

mmeier
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 04:28 AM UTC
From the looks they are like the older german dustbins issued well into the early 1980s before the switch to the plastic units. Plastik was first in this shape and now is "square plastic" box

old box

Those where standard issue from the city (on loan! to the household) and the only accepted way to get trash into the (then weekly) trash vehicle. More than one was not uncommon (we had two for 3-5 persons and used them). The weekly evening ritual of "bringing out the garbage" was almost as "german" as the saturday ritual of "washing the car"
roudeleiw
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Luxembourg
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 08:45 PM UTC
Thanks for the info!

Claude
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 01:24 AM UTC
Thanks MBR.

Al