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by atticbrowser
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Where was this arcade?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Where was this arcade?

I was wondering if the phrase ‘take a shock and look pleasant’ wasn’t a claim that the electricity would improve your appearance. Rather it was a challenge to see if you could keep a cheerful face while you received the shock. ‘Look pleasant’ was a phrase often used by Victorian and Edwardian studio...
by atticbrowser
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Coin operated stereo viewers
Replies: 78
Views: 18322

Re: Coin operated stereo viewers

badpenny wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Fascinating, and how far apart are your eyes?
I had them surgically adjusted years ago to be the same distance apart as the two lenses on my stereo viewers.

PS I also think this is a standard parlour table top viewer that has been adjusted to coin-operation.
by atticbrowser
Mon May 13, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice

Thank you!
by atticbrowser
Sun May 05, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Whales stereo viewer coin mech advice

After the interesting discussion we had a few months ago about coin-op stereo viewers I’ve been prompted to get my coin op viewers out of the various cupboards and guest bedrooms where they have been languishing. I’ve resolved to get at least a couple of them tidied up and working properly. I’ve sta...
by atticbrowser
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Thank you both! I’ll get on with this and come back when I have some progress.
by atticbrowser
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

An update and request for advice on next steps please. I’ve not been idle. Apart from earning a living I’ve been fiddling with the mech every day in the hope that either repeated firing would loosen a gummed up joint or I’d be able to see where the jamming is. I’ve also fired vast quantities of plus...
by atticbrowser
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Just a quick update, with not a lot to report. I’ve been continuing to fire the mechanism with mostly the same result BUT on two occasions it has spontaneously applied the brakes correctly and so completed the cycle. I wasn’t able to identify anything about those two successful cycles that was diffe...
by atticbrowser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Thank you BP. That will, be my task for tomorrow.
by atticbrowser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Thank you all for your very helpful advice. I began by looking for possible points where the mechanism could be binding. The only possibility I could identify was where the horizontal brake lever travels through the slot at the far left. There does seem to be contact between the lever and the lower ...
by atticbrowser
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning
Replies: 19
Views: 3263

Re: Jubilee Riviera won’t stop spinning

Ah I see what you mean! I hadn’t spotted that brief moment of spinning before it stops. OK work clothes on again tomorrow and I’ll try to track it down. Thank you.