Ah, interesting. I have problems locating the derivation of these phrases sometimes as I am from lancs but right right on the border, so I had the idea that it had been smuggled over the border*. My grandad used to use the term.And parts of Red Rose County(Lancashire).
Another one that's fun is to take the buttons out and put them back in calculator format, people don't notice the difference until they've had a few wrong numbers.The other good one on a shared desk is to swap the handsets between two phones when they are back to back
I've been racking my brians to remember the nameOur "Duplicator" was a Gestetner, purple ink with an addictive smell
https://damburst.com.au/2012/02/24/lost-technology-the-banda-machine/Banda spelling I seem to remeber?
The small was definitely quite potent, mostly when cleaning rather than usage though?
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