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by brigham
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mills clone
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Mills clone

Top-box glasses of various types are readily available 'used' from members here.
Simply ask on the 'Market' page. Same goes for lighting gear.
by brigham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mills clone
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Mills clone

I sprayed the coin-tray silver on one of mine, but in hindsight, black might have been better. The Berkeley tends not to have ribbing in the polished cabinet side strips, they are flat-faced. I've seen that 'pin-up' top box artwork before; done by a travelling showman based in Hetton-le-Hole, Co. Du...
by brigham
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5
Replies: 14
Views: 4202

Re: Amusement machine trade fair, 1962-5

It could form the basis of a reconstruction...
by brigham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mills Extraordinary?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Mills Extraordinary?

I was suspicious of the seemingly double Gold Award window.
Is that usual?
by brigham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1227
Views: 337775

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Prices might be high in those circumstances.
People discouraged from wasting money on foreign booze-ups might spend it on something useful instead.
by brigham
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Oh Boy Gum vending machine
Replies: 36
Views: 5593

Re: Oh Boy Gum vending machine

Major Hugh Aitchison Green being, of course, the father of BBC child wonder Hugh 'Hughie's Gang' Green, who later on moved to television as a famously insincere game show host.
by brigham
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 1659

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

geofflove wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:01 pm So I sanded a bit today. I’m pretty sure it’s mahogany!
Are Waltonian Merchandisers made of mahogany, by any chance?
by brigham
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Covid Passports !?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Covid Passports !?

You'll be exempt from it as long as you self-identify as ...(insert crackpot excuse here).
by brigham
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee International slot machine on free play
Replies: 18
Views: 1097

Re: Jubilee International slot machine on free play

I think you will find that your machine is not 'on free play', but has a fault in the coin accepting mechanism. The situation sometimes occurs on machines seen on eBay, which are so described to suggest that, firstly, a fault doesn't exist ('It's meant to be like that'), and secondly, that (somehow)...
by brigham
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Cross head screws
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: Cross head screws

'Crosshead' is just a generic name for the Phillips-style screw-head, Phillips being the name of the inventor of the most prolific type.
'Squarehead' is sometimes used for the Robertson type, eh?