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by JC
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

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: 654

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: 815

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: 1
Views: 514

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: 1668

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: 1668

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...
by JC
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners
Replies: 25
Views: 2008

Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Thank you all for your comments and well wishes. This is certainly a sad time for me, not because I have had to close and sell my machines, that was always the plan, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. It was my intention to close at the end of September, and I was very much looking forward to my ...
by JC
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: What the dickins is happening?
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: What the dickins is happening?

Still, at least the postage was cheap.......
and delivery within 3 - 5 days !THUMBS!
by JC
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nostalgics allwin
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Nostalgics allwin

Spindle and knob are different metals and I’m unsure if they can be welded The spindle is steel and the knob is cast iron. They can be welded, although probably not a job for an amateur - I don't weld, so can't give any specific advice. However, just be mindful that the heat produced from welding w...
by JC
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners
Replies: 25
Views: 2008

Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Not heard from Jerry, but he had mentioned on here this year may have been the last... Yes, it was my intention to close at the end of September, as the lease is up for renewal end of next March. However, as it is unlikely that I would be able to open at all this year, I've made the decision to sta...