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by JC
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: BMCo 5 Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: BMCo 5 Cup

I also noticed the spandrels. Although these appear to be genuine BMCo, wasn't this design normally reserved for the larger allwins?
by JC
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

Sorry, but you're all missing the point. Any refund for the venue is frankly irrelevant - I can live with losing a hundred pounds or so. But who pays for my time? People really do think that it all just 'happens' on the day. Well, it doesn't. An enormous amount of work goes into every auction, many ...
by JC
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

Sorry Tom, I did see that you'd mentioned a 'Summer Coventry' recently on another thread - I had intended to reply but have a lot going on at the moment and it just got forgotten. Anyway, I have two major problems: 1. Just over a year ago, I got my fingers very seriously burnt having totally wasted ...
by JC
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 2536

Re: Bryans Bumper

Absolutely stunning, a very impressive machine - I hadn't imagined they were so big. I also didn't realise they basically operated on a Clock mechanism. When you thump the thumper, is that what winds the clock? So I guess you have an empty Clock case lying around now - certainly done in a good cause...
by JC
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 3223

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

geofflove wrote: Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:58 pm It looks very red for oak.
Funny you should mention that, because I initially thought the grain structure looks very mahogany, which would be very strange as mahogany was never a timber of choice in British wall machines !PUZZLED!
by JC
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bryans Locks
Replies: 35
Views: 13597

Re: Which lock?

Most Bryans machines I have seen used the Yale cam lock on the doors with the smaller 'flat key' locks on the cash door drawers I wouldn't want to argue with you Argee, but I really don't agree. From my observations over many years, my view is that Bryans used flat key locks on both the main and ca...
by JC
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 3223

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

Can we see a full picture of the case? I don't think I've ever seen a Whales machine built in anything but oak. Could well be that it's not the original case.
by JC
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Mutoscope identification

Well that's handy - so they could have put all the machines outside whilst they swept the floor, and then brought them all back inside when it started to rain !!IDEA!! Seriously, it does seem odd - surely wooden scopes wouldn't have lasted long, sited outside and subjected to the elements? Perhaps t...
by JC
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1448

Re: Mutoscope identification

These wooden mutoscopes were the earliest produced and were installed in 'mutoscope parlours' - establishments that would have had several dozen machines for the punter to play. They were internally lit with electric light. The infinitely more elaborate cast iron machines, that came probably no more...
by JC
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 207
Views: 91283

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Yes, great video. Filmed on the Palace Pier, Brighton - the vintage slots in John and Clive's 'National Museum of Penny Slot Machines' upstairs in the old theatre, before the Noble vandals ripped it down :evil: