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by JC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spitfire Allwin
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Spitfire Allwin

As TF has noted, this is a recreation. Honourable as it may be, it's not a Spitfire. The strange thing is, that the maker of this machine should have called it Spitfire, which were actually quite small allwins. The dimensions given in the listing on ebay would seem more akin to a Defiant. Picture be...
by JC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Marooned slots
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Marooned slots

By coincidence, my birthday is 24th October.
Weird to think I was born just as you were getting married !!ESCAPE!!
by JC
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Samson Slick missing part ?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Samson Slick missing part ?

Hello Pete. OK, I own up - I was the guy you bought it from :woops: . The missing part is a short piece of copper-coloured wire, similar to that arrowed in green. It has a fine thread, which I'm guessing will be either 8 or 10 BA (the same thread as the wire that I told you had a missing nut) and is...
by JC
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Not an Auction..
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Not an Auction..

Well, I've finally updated the website. I've moved things around a bit so that all sold items are on the first page, although due to the time it's taken to compile the new pages, there are a couple of items there that have since sold. I'll be in Brighton three days a week for the next month, so it s...
by JC
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

I missed the original 2015 thread, which would have been around the time I bought this little allwin from Mervyn, which I've had operating down at Brighton until recently. I can confirm that it is a BMCo, which has been 'Wondered' - it has had a Wonders 'roof' added, plus of course the backflash. Fo...
by JC
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Quinto Grip Tester identified
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Grip tester internals help

I know this is too late, and of absolutely no use whatsoever, but when I saw the first post, I recognised this gripper as a machine I once owned - it was I who put it in the Coventry auction. As far as I can recall, the mechanism was complete and working, although I think there was one part that cou...
by JC
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: So I might have over-shopped....
Replies: 13
Views: 1860

Re: So I might have over-shopped....

24 Winning Cups is by Oliver Whales Actually, they're Wonders. Full list below - those that I've left blank are Allwin Deluxe type machines, which could be of German or British origin. 1. Whales 2. 3. BMCo 4. Whales 5. BMCo 6. 7. BMCo 8. No picture 9. Whales 10. Whales 11. Wonders 12. Whales 13. Wo...
by JC
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Not an Auction..
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Not an Auction..

Thanks for the plug Stuart !THUMBS! Magic machines have already been sold, and there are several people coming down to Brighton over the next couple of days. So if you're after machines, get in quick! I've just added a third page of machines on the website, but it isn't just machines for sale - ther...
by JC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Late Maurice Felce
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

Re: The Late Maurice Felce

P.S. I see PM is online - perhaps it would be appropriate to make this thread sticky for a while, so that it doesn't get bumped down the list. Just a thought.
by JC
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Late Maurice Felce
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

Re: The Late Maurice Felce

I heard this sad news at the weekend - I believe Maurice had been unwell for some time. I first met Maurice back in the 90s, when I was producing allwin spares - he was a good customer! He and Pat were always to be seen at shows such as Copthorne and the various auctions back then. He always support...