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by Bent Copper
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Help wanted identifying a couple of machines
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Re: Help wanted identifying a couple of machines

On the bright side, what should I expect to pay for a BRYANS BUMPER? No, I don't have it in sight, yet, but I'm going to my grave believing one or more is here in the States. You don't have one yet? You should have been in Colwyn Bay a few years ago. That's where all us UK collectors got ours from.
by Bent Copper
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Roll-A-Top

I know there's no accounting for prices at auctions, but I was interested to see that a Roll-A-Top fetched 5000 Euros at a slot auction at Chartres France last weekend. I wonder why there was no serious interest in the one at Coventry, seeing as how it was given star billing. It even had all the ext...
by Bent Copper
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Re: Coventry Auction - 29 November 2009

Well, firstly, that may start to deter some people from holding on to their bidding slips and bidding on later items...not in the interests of the sellers or the auctioneers. Secondly, I can just see a mass of bidders who have handed in their bidding slips congragating around the auctioneers platfo...
by Bent Copper
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Re: Coventry Auction - 29 November 2009

OK I've had this fantastic idea - you'll love this. :D We've all got bidder numbers, right? When somebody has finished bidding, he hands his bidder number in. This automatically prevents him from bidding on any more lots. These numbers are all stacked up in the order in which they were handed in. At...
by Bent Copper
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Re: Coventry Auction - 29 November 2009

JC wrote: I really don't believe the majority want to have their enjoyment spoiled by one-armed bandits being wheeled out on sack barrows half way through the auction.
On the contrary, it provides an interesting diversion, and makes extra space on the tables for sitting on. :D
by Bent Copper
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Re: Coventry Auction - 29 November 2009

just one point its a pitty that there wasn't a half way bit where people could pay in like there use to be, if some one buys a machine say lot 50 and spent up he has to sit there to see another 200 odd lots to be sold and the queue at the end wouldn't be as big to pay in. I strongly agree with this...
by Bent Copper
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mechanical Memories Auction 2009
Replies: 55
Views: 12810

Re: Coventry Auction - 29 November 2009

Yes, it was a great auction, probably the best for many years. I must remember to bring a torch with me next year though.
by Bent Copper
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Slide identity
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Slide identity

tree-frog wrote:Also has anyone bothered to try and say grind down a 5c slide to match another coin
Yes. I tried to say it once, but became hopelessly tongue-twisted. It's not as easy as it seems.
by Bent Copper
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bradley Crusader
Replies: 21
Views: 3419

Re: Bradley Crusader help

There's some nice photos and a description of the machine on this page:

http://www.pennyslots.co.uk/multicol.htm
by Bent Copper
Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you get the reels to spin faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 2695

Re: How do you get the reels to kick / spin faster? Please!

I don't understand how adjusting the speed of the clock makes the reels spin any faster or slower. Surely it will only affect the cycle time of the machine. :?

Am I missing something?