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by pennymachines
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What the Butler Saw - info please
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

I think you're right - the case is new and has been built to house an earlier mechanism. The case seems to be loosely based upon a 1950s Oliver Whales 3D stereo viewer . These have electric motors. Your clockwork mechanism is at least a few decades earlier. Ahrens, amongst others made hand-wound ste...
by pennymachines
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Status of newly approved member posts?
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Status of newly approved member posts?

Following reported issue here : I am not sure why your post has been missed as I use the “recently listed posts” view and your post did not appear until today, second time this has happened with new members and maybe is part of some moderator approval process. New member darkmoor replied to a post t...
by pennymachines
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Super Challenger restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 2015

Re: Yale locks for Super Challenger

Yes, it looks very smart now - Super! !THUMBS!
huxley wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:45 pm Would there be any chance you could email me some pictures of the coin divert wheel and internal mechanism please so we can make a replacement?
There's a picture of the internals on the first page of this newly merged topic.
by pennymachines
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Woodward fortune tellers
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: What Does Your Future Hold machine?

Thanks for posting those sweetmeats. I thought I'd seen another one.
All three now in the Museum.
by pennymachines
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Woodward fortune tellers
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: What Does Your Future Hold machine?

Exactly that... Ahead of it's time really, because you select the gender. !!IDEA!! X-RayCard.jpg In the early 1900s, when X-Rays were all the rage, a machine which purported to produce them must have been novel, but I assume they were always a bit of a joke, certainly once you saw what it dispensed....
by pennymachines
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Woodward fortune tellers
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: What does your future hold machine?

I dropped a bid on it yesterday (based upon the estimate) and don't believe I've ever been so thoroughly outbid in my life. :lol: I did wonder though, because clearly if it was to sell in that range someone was going to take a big loss after its previous EH appearance. It's a cute little machine tho...
by pennymachines
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills penny machine - info
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Mills penny machine - info

Next time there's a newly approved member's post, I'll pop a note in Feedback, so we can see if there's an issue.
by pennymachines
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills penny machine - info
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Mills penny machine - info

I am not sure why your post has been missed as I use the “recently listed posts” view and your post did not appear until today. Second time this has happened with new members and maybe is part of some moderator approval process. That's odd. I wonder if it might be a caching issue. Checking the log,...
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: New addition - Bryans Trickler
Replies: 31
Views: 11491

Re: New addition - Bryans Trickler

No, the crank and 'cup' lever certainly shouldn't be tight - you can move it with a finger.
by pennymachines
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Holy allwin Batman!
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Holy allwin Batman!

Nice original Allwin Deluxe. !!THUMBSX2!! Looks like the trigger stop has been replaced - a lathe and some round brass stock required. A simple fix for the dented payout cup is to unsolder, flip it around to the good side, and resolder. The upper door lock was presumably added when keys went missing...