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by pennymachines
Fri May 07, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How to flatten the back plastic graphic card - Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: How to flatten the back plastic graphic card - Oliver Whales Win-a-Smarties

Hi keather, and :WELCOME: to the site.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this question has already been asked - see Flatten a plastic
backflash
in the Tips & Tricks section.
by pennymachines
Mon May 03, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: ID which brand/model is this allwin ?
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: ID which brand/model is this allwin ?

bamsefar1 wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 3:35 pm But what about the period between the world wars.... Was there much commerce between the UK and Germany with these kind of objects?
There was. Most allwins were imported into Britain from Germany during the interwar period. See Seven mysteries of the Saxony allwin
by pennymachines
Mon May 03, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: ID which brand/model is this allwin ?
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: ID which brand/model is this allwin ?

It most certainly is a UK model; as I got it shipped (ebay-auction) quite a few years ago from the UK. I think it is British, but because you bought it from the UK doesn't mean it was made here. A high proportion of allwins in our arcades, particularly pre-war, came from Germany, and some from Fran...
by pennymachines
Sun May 02, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

Fantastic! Thank you so much for that. Is the aforementioned crown above the instructions on your Cricketer a crest or the three cricketer casting?
by pennymachines
Sat May 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: BDR Flyer
Replies: 14
Views: 3696

Re: BDR Flyer

It might be useful to add to Resources. |/XX\|
by pennymachines
Sat May 01, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

That's quite a set! It would be great to see pictures of them.
by pennymachines
Sat May 01, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield mechanism identified in 'What the Butler Saw' case
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

I had a request for restoration advice today on a Rosenfield Variscope from a museum in the Czech Republic. This prompted me to visit our Rosenfield stereo viewer topic , which shows a stereoscope mechanism very similar to yours. Serendipity! It was either a Variscope or Vaudoscope (I'm guessing the...
by pennymachines
Sat May 01, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope - what adjustments are possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Mutoscope - what adjustments are possible?

It sounds like the best option may be to track down another reel, or purchase a new one from Tom Reverand, although your friend may not be pleased to hear this.
by pennymachines
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

Now you put it that way, it all makes sense. :cool:
If the bowler throws it past WG and it goes out of bounds, the coin's returned for another play.
by pennymachines
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

Gameplay on these earliest machines can be a bit underwhelming, but that's now part of their charm. It's fun to see their primitive mechanisms in action and marvel at what naive amusement a penny could buy at the start of the 20th century. The Cricketer mechanism is evidently more or less identical ...