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by JC
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mechanical Memories Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Mechanical Memories Museum

Yes, I'm still there :cool: Now that the school holidays are over, it will be weekends only (weather permitting). For anyone who hasn't visited before, the arcade is about 100 yards west of the Palace pier, on the lower esplanade. I also have a No. 2 arcade further down the seafront, opposite the ga...
by JC
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: New addition - Bryans Trickler
Replies: 27
Views: 3597

Re: New addition Bryans Trickler

Sorry, 5/8"
by JC
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: New addition - Bryans Trickler
Replies: 27
Views: 3597

Re: New addition Bryans Trickler

It's imperial and reading a couple of thou' under 0.625" (5.8"). I suspect the reason it's a little under is because that is by no means a precision ball bearing - it's the most awful thing I've ever seen. Looks like the surface of the moon. You should be ashamed of yourself Bryansfan - hope your ot...
by JC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Novelty Merchantman Crane
Replies: 63
Views: 13924

Re: Novelty Merchantman Crane

Ah, I see - totally misunderstood. But yes, I agree with what you say about British machines. Many were made in such relatively small numbers, often using materials that were available at the time, that they were practically individually hand-built. But back to Merchantman cranes. There does appear ...
by JC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Novelty Merchantman Crane
Replies: 63
Views: 13924

Re: Novelty Merchantman Crane

gameswat wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:09 pm
While I've seen many variations from the adverts with the much smaller production British made machines...
So were they made in this country under licence? That would certainly come as a monumental revelation!
by JC
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Armchair Britain BBC1 vintage slots at lunch time
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Armchair Britain BBC1 vintage slots at lunch time

Some really nice footage there, although perhaps a little confused. The brief arcade scenes are certainly not 1973 - John and Clive were on the pier from 1980 - 85
by JC
Tue May 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Love Test card
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Love Test card

Anyone seen one of these before? Currently for sale on Ebay, it's one I've never seen before and have no idea what machine would have dispensed such a card. It appears to be of standard Argyle size, as used in many machines in the first half of the 20th century, such as A - J, Palmist, Future Husban...
by JC
Tue May 07, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1171
Views: 178991

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Getting boring isn’t it? Yes Tom, it certainly is.......although I'm not sure 'boring' is the terminology I'd use. As in past years, our date was announced shortly after the November auction, i.e. last December. It's marked as provisional, being mindful of the shenanigans that we've witnessed in re...
by JC
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Thanks Stuart, yes that's what I need - but much bigger. If anyone has a machine that they could photo those two pieces of artwork for me, it would be much appreciated.
by JC
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Tip em Off photograph

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Does anyone have a Cromptons Tip em Off that they could photograph for me please? I need a high res picture, as I want to have the graphics printed. I'll be happy to post in Resources once I've prepared ready for printing.

Thanks |/XX\|

Jerry