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by livinginthepast
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer
Replies: 22
Views: 1503

Re: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

john t peterson wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:38 pmI realize that it is a British game but why didn't they put the riders on BSA, Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield or some other cool English motorcycle instead of those sissy scooters?

I hope there are no mods reading this!
by livinginthepast
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: When you gotta go...
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: When you gotta go...

I remember coin operated toilet doors ...but not the coin operated paper dispensers...surely not
by livinginthepast
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo. French Bagatelle identified
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: French Bagatelle?

I'm pretty sure that is a B M Co Made in England.
by livinginthepast
Wed May 12, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Peter Simper Pay Rise fruit machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

5 A 3 pin Bulgin
by livinginthepast
Wed May 12, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Peter Simper Pay Rise fruit machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1603

Re: Vintage Pay Rise fruit machine

I think you may need a Bulgin plug.
by livinginthepast
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope - what adjustments are possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Mutoscope - what adjustments are possible?

This is what mine looks like. You look to have a modern reproduction reel with straight cards. The original reels had curved cards. There is an article somewhere (maybe on this site* explaining all this). You may have to search on google.

*Re: Reproduction Mutoscope reels
by livinginthepast
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield mechanism identified in 'What the Butler Saw' case
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

The handheld stereoscopes had a sliding card mount which you could adjust backwards and forwards to get the best position to suit your eyes. The coin operated machines I suppose used the best average position... On mine it is 7 inches between the underside of the lens and the card, but sometimes the...
by livinginthepast
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield mechanism identified in 'What the Butler Saw' case
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

There is no shortage of stereoview cards on ebay covering every genre. Standard stereoview cards measure 7 inches by 3 1/2 inches and individual photos vary a bit but about 3 inches square. Your cards look larger than this but hard to judge from your photos - so maybe you will have to make your own....
by livinginthepast
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: London Automatic Machine Co Switchback identified
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: BMCo ?

Manufactured by... The London Automatic Machine Company......it said on mine.
by livinginthepast
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 50 years today
Replies: 33
Views: 5362

Re: 50 years today

Tyres are measured with the diameter in inches and the rest in metric??

Motorcycle chains are still measured using fractions of inches although pins and rollers seem to be metric.