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by JC
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Screen image zooming in size
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Screen image zooming in size

I was also experiencing the zooming problem,
but as suggested, have cleared cache and all is well.
!THUMBS!
by JC
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Has anyone got a Mutoscope Drivemobile?
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Has anyone got a Mutoscope Drivemobile?

Wikipedia is only as good as the anonymous editor who submits to it. I've found it unreliable on our specialist interest. They have the company's demise as 1949 (as does the Science Museum). I suspect there was some confusion here - the William Rabkin mutoscopes were produced from 1925 - 1949. The ...
by JC
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Green Ray Television.
Replies: 28
Views: 12921

Re: Green Ray Television.

That's interesting, although I'd have to question whether that switch is original - it certainly looks like it's been slapped on the front of the machine as an after thought. I've come across many of these machines over the years, and have operated one on three different sites in the past 15 years, ...
by JC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Green Ray Television.
Replies: 28
Views: 12921

Re: Green Ray Television.

1) Yes. Hope-Bradshaw. 2) No, the pen just wobbles about a bit to make it look like it's writing. Thick pre-printed cards are dispensed in much the same way as bars of chocolate or packets of cigarettes are dispensed from vending machines. 3) What return switch? There are no switches or knobs or lev...
by JC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: ‘In need of restoration’
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: ‘In need of restoration’

I'd take a stab at early Oliver Whales. Does seem somewhat fortuitous that two practically identical machines have survived together for 80 odd years.
by JC
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Help for a TV show needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1657

Re: Help for a TV show needed

From personal experience, many times over, my advice is simply steer clear. Film and TV companies are a total pain in the arse and are invariably absolute time wasters.
by JC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allwin lock, lost key
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: Allwin lock, lost key

I should imagine he's got it open by now :roll:
by JC
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...
Replies: 191
Views: 64786

Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

I don't know if you're talking about a different "Little Duke".......
Have to admit, when I saw Brigham's post I wondered how a Little Duke would work as a Boland single-reeler (or indeed a three-reeler) !PUZZLED!
by JC
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Spitfire Allwin
Replies: 5
Views: 2895

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: 1737

Re: Marooned slots

By coincidence, my birthday is 24th October.
Weird to think I was born just as you were getting married !!ESCAPE!!