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by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Exacta lock picking

Yes that' a good one. The heat causes the screw to expand, loosening the grip as it cools and shrinks. It might also weaken the bond by burning the wood slightly. A spot of E-Z Grip on the driver tip can be surprisingly effective sometimes. It just gives that extra bit of traction, preventing the ti...
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What the Butler Saw - info please
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

Certainly looks like an early, very solidly build mechanism. I'm guessing British-made, but who? :!?!:
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat not paying
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Aristocrat not paying

Good news. Well done! Sharp looking Nevada. !THUMBS!
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Status of newly approved member posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Status of newly approved member posts?

That's because it's now been superseded by new posts, so it's further down the list (currently 8th). It would be lower still, but cait001's reply to it bumped it to the top for a while... Jamieson Mini Golf/Bowl/Match, Royal Flush, Bingo etc. I think we can safely conclude that new posts by newly ap...
by pennymachines
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What the Butler Saw - info please
Replies: 8
Views: 233

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: 2
Views: 180

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: 2035

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: 350

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: 350

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: 350

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...