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by pennymachines
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

...the old idea that reserves encourage more bids (which I guess is what Mr P means) I'm not familiar with that idea. :!?!: ...what I meant was simply starting the auction at that point instead of wasting time... I think you miss the psychology point. If reserves are high or the buyers aren't there...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 11378

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

Lot 56. A ‘Mystery Arrow’ coin operated pedestal cabinet machine. No image unfortunately. This was at Barry’s Amusements Auction in 1975, but I've yet to see one myself. Sadly the Brenco Museum website is no longer online, but some of it's recorded at https://web.archive.org/ Gallery 1: Mystery Arr...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 15
Views: 11378

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

Well it seems they're so hard to track down £1,500 wouldn't even buy you a decent picture of the game. Googling brenco 'mystery arrow' turns up this old topic and nothing else... "Mystery arrow" machine brings up a piece about the Rose & Crown pub, Stoke Newington from Time Out , 30 No...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

treefrog wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:39 am Isn’t that what a reserve is !PUZZLED!
Yes, and generally it's undisclosed because of human psychology.
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: John Carter with Roger Daltrey
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: John Carter with Roger Daltrey

Carters Steam Fair offers 'Dodgems Experience' Maidenhead Advertiser, 03 August 2020 The 18 dodgems were rescued in a very poor state in the mid-1990s by John Carter, who founded Carters Steam Fair with his wife, Anna, in 1977. John & Anna Carter J-A-Carter.jpg Dogems.jpg A Brief History of Car...
by pennymachines
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:28 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Dutch Auction Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: Dutch Auction Co.

While watching this sale at the weekend, I noticed some items sold by Dutch Auction Co. to Swiss Auction Co.
moonriver wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:17 pm It looks like a big catfish fiddle to me
:o
by pennymachines
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: John Carter with Roger Daltrey
Replies: 1
Views: 139

John Carter with Roger Daltrey

1988: Rock superstar Roger Daltrey was on hand to open the latest attraction at Carter’s Steam Fair – an old penny arcade. The Who frontman had known fair owner John Carter for more than 20 years and shared his enthusiasm for old fairground items. Roger said he used to collect roundabouts which he ...
by pennymachines
Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Re: Music Machines
Replies: 31
Views: 27235

Re: Music Machines

Le Autophone Coin-op Gramophone, Pathe?



Very rare Le Autophone, most likely made by Pathe. Coin operated from 1910s or later from France. Used in train depots or parlours for entertainment.
by pennymachines
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:29 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2894

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

I remember talking to Mr PM a long time ago about the possibility of having a proper indexed database of machines and manufacturers, so as machines were added to the site they could be linked to this, including pictures. A serial number index would be an obvious addition to this. I remember there b...
by pennymachines
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:19 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Dutch Auction Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 3496

Re: Dutch Auction Co.

by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4652

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

Fono Posts were used by soldiers on both sides to send messages to their sweethearts during World War II.

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Here's the 1934 patent GB412509

Close up of record player with earphones on the Dutch example
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by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 25
Views: 4125

Re: Text and picture alignment

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to replicate this on an iMac/Safari (or Chrome, Firefox) browser. I've made some changes anyway, but suspect to no avail. :!?!:
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:08 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rubber bump stop
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Rubber bump stop

What's the outside diam? I think 'rubber mushroom, plug/stop/bumper' are the keywords. Otherwise you might use some solid rubber cylinder for the body attached to a 'small round rubber appliance foot'. :!?!:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362776285953
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4652

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

The sliding door on the one above has come off its tracks. Too many kids inside? The Fono Post in the Malta museum is well preserved, documented and photographed. This voice recording machine was previously owned by Carabott of Merchants Street, Valletta. It dates back to the 1920s and used to be ou...
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Photo Weigh booth & card identified
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

Re: Photo Weigh booth & card identified

Just some info that some of you may find interesting that I just saw on my family photo from the 1960s (photoweigh LTD photo booth at Brighton palace pier) that I’m restoring. Three of them squeezed in and on my grandad's shoulder was the booth's entrance curtain clearly visible. So from this I can...
by pennymachines
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4652

Make your own record in 3 minutes

Make your own record in 3 minutes After You've Gone , 27.09.2013 Blog post about coin-operated voice recording machines. Amusement Equipment Company Fono Post FONO POST.jpg Complete with uniformed attendant to assist and prevent misuse, Netherlands, 1950 British Automatic Company Calibre Recording ...
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool

Upscayl runs locally (if your computer's up to it).

Krea works online.
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies
Replies: 0
Views: 72

From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies

From the Archives, 1962: The rise of the pokies
The Sydney Morning Herald, August 17, 2022; first published August 8, 1962.
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 21, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 25
Views: 4125

Re: Text and picture alignment

OK, this sounds eerily like the Museum picture alignment issue on Safari/imacs dealt with a year ago (hence the topic merge). I'll look into it today,