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Earth-moving trivia (was "RE: "1997, the Year of the Backhoe" ...Re: Fiber Cut In Sterling VA.""
From: Henry Steuart <jhs () ueno egenius org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 13:46:30 -0500
At 09:19 AM 7/29/97 -0700, Bill Woodcock wrote:
Peter Galbavy writes:
> Thanks for that folks.
> I now know that "backhoe" == "JCB". :)
So please indulge those of us unfamiliar with the finer points of
British outside-plant cable-management... What does "JCB" stand for?
In case the UK has got bored and gone home....
Literally "Joseph Charles Bamford", who's company, nestled in the Staffordshire countryside near a place called
Rocester ("Rowster" for those unfamiliar with the vaguaries of English pronunciation!), produces swarms of bright
yellow "diggers" for use the world over.
(FYI - they have been sighted this side of "the pond" in both Virginia and Missouri!)