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by wembleylion
Sun May 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Merlin's Mechanical Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: Merlin's Mechanical Museum

speedwell wrote: Would love to see the link but not showing ( at least not to me ). Any chance of putting it up again ?
Thanks
Speedwell,
Rather than re-send the link I think it would be better if you fire up You Tube and type JAQUET DROZ CORPORATE MOVIE into the search box and then open from the list.

John
by wembleylion
Fri May 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Merlin's Mechanical Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: Merlin's Mechanical Museum

Mr PM says, Spectacle Mécanique at the Great Room, 6 King Street, Covent Garden where Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz's automata performed in 1776. Henri-Louis and his son Pierre worked from the mid to the late 1700's building exquisite clocks and amazing automaton. Such was their reputation that much of t...
by wembleylion
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Retreeva colour
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Retreeva colour

Wow! Widget that's a brilliant result. **xXx**
Please can you say what product you used and give any tips for achieving that super finish.
Thanks.
John
by wembleylion
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Machines wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: Machines wanted

I cannot see many collectors would be willing to ship a collection from Australia to UK? Unless the machines were very cheap it would surely not be viable? About 5 years ago it cost £65 to ship by sea a WW1 Thornycroft lorry engine including it's firepump subframe in a crate about 5ft x 4ft x 3ft f...
by wembleylion
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Clown Catcher by Jentzsch & Meerz now in Market
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Clown Catcher by Jentzsch & Meerz now in Market

Clown Catcher by Jentzsch & Meerz now advertised in MARKET
by wembleylion
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Machines wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: Machines wanted

Hello Peter,
I've sent you a pm regarding this request.
John
by wembleylion
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mechanical THINGS at Thinktank Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Mechanical THINGS at Thinktank Birmingham

I have just got back from visiting this brilliant exhibition put on by the Rowland Emett Society and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre Traveling Exhibition with support from other automaton makers. In order to showcase Roland Emett’s work the RES are showing Emett’s last and biggest creation ‘A Quiet ...
by wembleylion
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas All
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: Happy Christmas All

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL
Christmas Santa with Slot Machine 3.JPG
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May Santa have one of these in his sack for you.

John
by wembleylion
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Retreeva Mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Re: Bryans Retreeva Mechanism?

"Stevenson and Lovett", R&W were distributors. Thanks for the correction BP, I must be cracking up. !!LOSINGIT!! The Retreeva does give a free game if set to do so. It has three operator settings, selected by flipping a horizontal 'switch' inside, with 'repeat' and 'return' stamped on it. You can s...
by wembleylion
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Retreeva Mechanism?
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Re: Bryans Retreeva Mechanism?

I don't know why Bryans changed the detection method from that of the Payramid that I own, as it seems much more reliable than the Retreeva method. I read somewhere that it is thought that Bryans chose to keep all the balls in sight so that they did not get contaminated with oil / grease from passi...