Heh, heh. £ -- we had pounds, of course, equivalent (until 1931) to good
old British currency -- and devalued by the British between 1914 and 1925,
when Britain abandoned the gold standard (and thus suffered in exchange
with other currencies). If the air brake equipment came from the U.S. then
the exchange rate would have been worse for Australian purchasers, or for
paying royalties under a license.
On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 9:05 PM espee8800 espee8800@...> wrote:
> Did we have euros back then?
> On Mon, 5 Apr 2021 at 15:42, Radcliffe, John (L&W, Waite Campus)
> John.Radcliffe@...> wrote:
>> .................... The Advertiser recorded on 22 January 1924 that new
>> F type cars and 35 D and E type cars (of which there were 70) had been
>> fitted with air brakes at a cost of €290-0-0 each;
> cheers and best wishes,
> David in Avenel.au,
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