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by pennymachines
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1179
Views: 183922

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Provisional results from today's sale in the Arena.
by pennymachines
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bollands / B.M.CO The Lifeline
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Bollands / B.M.CO The Lifeline

Very cool. I've updated the description in the Museum to reflect your comments. Are the coin-retaining clips visible from inside the cabinet, or hidden behind the scenery?
by pennymachines
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Automatic Cinema / Cine Scop
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Automatic Cinema / Cine Scop

I've never seen the like. Any indication as to who made it? German, French?
by pennymachines
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bollands / B.M.CO The Lifeline
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Bollands / B.M.CO The Lifeline

Really nice to see one in such original condition. I guess it once had a large marquee with the name of the game on top. I've put it in the Museum under your name Paul. lifeline bolland.jpg How does the Reserve work? Is there some kind of coin reservoir inside (in which case it's not simply coin ret...
by pennymachines
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Ah, thanks. Mystery solved. I see from the light mark, and screw holes on the wood around it, that the coin slot was originally the same shape as the ebay example.
by pennymachines
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified

Well spotted. Was the pediment your handiwork, Paul? It certainly looks the part.
by pennymachines
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 10893

Re: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.

Spare allwin track is hard to find, so those prices sound very reasonable for such a specialist component. I was going to suggest you order some lift-off hinges from them, as the ones you have aren't right, but unfortunately, the Bryans-style hinges they use on their allwins aren't suitable either. ...
by pennymachines
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 10893

Re: Bradley/Whales: Ballwin, Baby Bradwin, Allwin De Luxe etc.

Good to hear that retroarcade.co.uk supply allwin track. Was it expensive? You should get some idea of the track layout from the mech board, because it will have holes where the fasteners went in. Also look at the pictures in this topic for position of track ends etc. Does your new track come with f...
by pennymachines
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Harper’s Volta? Electric shock

OK - so using our Archives/Patent search I've found the New Polyphon Supply Company's 1902 patent GB190207860 This is clearly our machine. Helpfully, it even shows a nice little shaped pediment on top, not unlike the EH example. New Polyphon were located at 2 Newman Street, London, but more signific...
by pennymachines
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Polyphon Supply shocker identified
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Harper’s Volta? Electric shock

OK Gameswat, so it seems more likely it's British. Unfortunately Nic doesn't state where his image of the Electric Volta was from, so we can only guess that the original source included the D. Harper & Co. attribution. Paul Braithwaite cites this page of Nic's book as his source. I assume Paul had s...