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by bugdust
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

Erm..yes, kind of! My vantage point was a little closer than I had expected as I won the bugger! In fairness, it went for considerably less than the previous one I'd bought on ebay a couple of years ago....and this one actually works! The missing piece (which, of course, is present on this one, and ...
by bugdust
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

That's kind gentlemen. I notice there's a similar aged one lurking in next weeks Elephant House Auctions. Assuming it will sail past my budget fairly quickly, I might get up there early and get a sneaky peek inside! I'm starting to think that the metal block missing from the lower spline on mine my ...
by bugdust
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

Good evening everyone. Wondered if anyone could shed some light on the following.. Bought the above in a partially dismantled condition and, following a strip down, clean and rebuild, I'm 99% there....but, although the mechanism works if the working bar is manoeuvred manually, something is very wron...
by bugdust
Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

A veritable cornucopia of manufacturing vagaries! For my own renovation project I think I'll stick to the green baize back flash and Pennymachines' later mirrored pediment! I just don't think the resources are there to be 100% accurate on a machine with so little original features left for guidance....
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Excellent!
Well, curiouser and curiouser!
Presumably, the paper discs may have been replaced by cellulose ones at around the same post-war period as the felt backflashes were being replaced by the same kind of material.
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Brilliant! Thanks for all your help..I'll post a couple of snaps when I've finished her!
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Hi Pennymachines, sent you a PM re. the above, did you get it?
by bugdust
Thu May 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor plating
Replies: 28
Views: 5056

Re: Jennings Governor plating

coppinpr wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 am
There's no plate like chrome.
how true..after all "chrome is where the heart is" :D
"Show me the way to go chrome" %|%
by bugdust
Thu May 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor plating
Replies: 28
Views: 5056

Re: Jennings Governor plating

I accept what Treefrog says, in that, £500 is indeed a hefty sum to pay for re-chroming a Jennings (especially if you can acquire one in good condition for that sum!) but it remains ultimately a personal choice. In my case, the machine was obtained at a very low price due to the poor condition of th...
by bugdust
Wed May 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor plating
Replies: 28
Views: 5056

Re: Jennings Governor plating

Paul is right, made the mistake of asking Ashford for a price to chrome a lever once. It was three times the cost of a brand new one so I left it. The emails went on for weeks as to why I hadn't decided to go ahead with the order! Unsurprisingly, I found that many places really didn't want anything ...