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by JC
Thu May 12, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: B Firman & Co. products
Replies: 105
Views: 46545

Re: B Firman & Co. products

Wooden-cased Firman Pushapenny......
That's nice, a lovely looking machine compared to the more common steel-cased version.
by JC
Sun May 01, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Levitating Lady
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Levitating Lady

Mmm, perhaps my memory isn't as good as BP's. I know the Coin Operating Co Magician and who owns it - that may well be what I was thinking of, in which case it is neither a Canova or has anything to do with levitating. But I have a definite image in my mind, which I may well have just made up. I'll ...
by JC
Sun May 01, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Levitating Lady
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Levitating Lady

This one?
Yes, that's mine - the machine that BP referred to. The Canova Magician that I mentioned may well also be in Darren's book - can't check as I don't have my copy to hand at moment.
by JC
Sun May 01, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Levitating Lady
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Levitating Lady

Not a working model per se, but Jerry C had one in his arcade in Brighton. I'm probably misremembering, I recall it as more like a wall machine which contained a woman laid out in front of a mirror. Insert a coin turn the handle and she floated up in front of the mirror. Well yes, that's close. It'...
by JC
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 22
Views: 12384

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Any news on the Rocket model Pete - is it finished yet?
by JC
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Latest find
Replies: 15
Views: 1379

Re: Latest find

Any idea on age? If this is indeed a BMCo machine, I'd suggest pretty early - late 1920s? But I find myself siding with Argee's suggestion that it might not be BMCo, in which case it could be earlier. There's certainly much about its appearance that doesn't exactly shout BMCo. It would be really he...
by JC
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Latest find
Replies: 15
Views: 1379

Re: Latest find

geofflove wrote: Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:06 pm The bmco has an interesting very narrow track I’ve not seen before.
That's because the player's penny (or possibly ha'penny) is the projectile, rather than a ball bearing. A relatively rare machine, and certainly worth restoring, in my view.
by JC
Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rye arcade machines identified
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: can someone name the makers of these machines please

The owner of the machines at the Rye Heritage Centre would obviously be able to give any information requested. He would no doubt also be interested to know who is making the video, and for what purpose.
by JC
Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Identify this machine on the left of Jolly Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Identify this machine on the left of Jolly Jack

Jerry is right Well, half right. I was also aware of its present whereabouts Bob - I was just being discreet! But I am now pondering where I got 'Haunted Bed Chamber' from. There is, or was, definitely a model with such a name. There was a time when I knew of almost all known working models from th...
by JC
Fri Mar 18, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Identify this machine on the left of Jolly Jack
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Identify this machine on the left of Jolly Jack

This machine was operating at Mablethorpe until comparatively recently (around 10 years ago, ish), and may have been called the Haunted Bed Chamber. I have a vague recollection that it was identified as a Canova.