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by tim575
Sat May 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 28
Views: 9927

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

It is the same one that used to be in Mike&Todd's collection, I purchased it in 2011 and is shown in one of the u-tube vids in the fortune teller section of this site.
by tim575
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: Indian Fakir Working Model

Most Working Models are on that one wall, although there is an English Execution on the other side of the room. I have 3 rooms of games, total of 2,500 square feet, over 100 machines. Separated into a 1930's penny arcade theme (1896-1945), with the non-US ones in the side room (working models, Ruffl...
by tim575
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Palm reading fortune tellers
Replies: 28
Views: 9927

Re: Palm reading fortune tellers

I have one in the US like the one a previous post showed with the narrow cabinet. Coin shoot plat markings included Patented May 28, 1907 and August 12, 1919. It has four types of cards, but no marking of the printer/maker on old cards in it, but newer cards have 'Munves 1944 copyright', and I see i...
by tim575
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: Indian Fakir Working Model

Replacement side doors in place in the same style as the original cabinet which completed restoration of this working model, it now sits alongside other crane conversions in one of my game rooms. Still is "maker unknown", I can estimate some of the likely owner trail of collectors, but not the origi...
by tim575
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: Indian Fakir Working Model

Restored the top side Marquees and created a front Marquee in the same style of the side. All that remains is to have some replacement side doors made and finished to blend in with the cabinet. As far as I can find, this was a unique model of unknown maker, and I only found one other reference to a ...
by tim575
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mutoscope Electric Traveling Crane Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Mutoscope Electric Traveling Crane Motor

I have a working model that at one time was made from a International Mutoscope Electric Traveling Crane, at least the case and coin switch. The motor and cams didn't look like pics of an electric traveling crane, but the cams were brass and motor looks similar to yours. I had to replace the lead wi...
by tim575
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: Indian Fakir Working Model

After several years of storage, I had some time to work on this machine last week. Pulled out the model, repaired it and the cabinet, new glass, motor rebuild, complete rewire, and added step up transformer to run off 120VAC in the US. It is now in working condition. Remaining is to fabricate replac...
by tim575
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Indian Fakir Working Model
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: Working Model

Hello, I am new to this forum. I acquired an "Indian Fakir" at auction and from the photos appears to be the same unit. Material of the figures inside and construction is unlike Bolland machines, I have a Bolland Miser in my collection. I believe this "Indian Fakir" was made by the Samson Novelty Co...