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by prunehat
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bit of good news for once from ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Bit of good news for once from ebay

The good news is that I avoided getting a Gaming Licence (£25) just to put the machine on E-place-thing. By chance a while talking to a customer in the shop and while cutting the key the conversation got round to collecting. I mentioned my Sega Imperial and he showed interest and expressed interest....
by prunehat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

The product was red (Swan Vesta) match heads.
But please don't try this - it is dangerous and could cause injury.
by prunehat
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

I remember my dear old dad showing me the exploding key trick. Putting a common household product down the 'pipe' of a key and then inserting another common workshop item in the pipe. Hung with a piece of string, it was swung against the wall and - 'bang'! When he was a kid (he was born in 1901) it ...
by prunehat
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK

Thanks for interest and for identifying my machine as a 'Saxony'.
Here are a couple of images of the interior.
Regards,
Roy (aka Prunehat)
by prunehat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bit of good news for once from ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Bit of good news for once from ebay

Last year I bought a Sega Imperial one arm bandit at my local car boot. It was locked but seemed in good condition. It had come from Germany some years ago and the dealer told me that it was ex-NAFFI. It took pre-Euro 10 Pfennig pieces. The machine was opened (me semi-retired locksmith - so new keys...
by prunehat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Key draw
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Key draw

Probably wedged shut with a bit of cardboard .... only joking.
by prunehat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: WD 40 Advert
Replies: 12
Views: 4719

Re: WD 40 Advert

Good advice – do not spray WD-40 on locks. So many of our customers come into the shop holding a faulty lock or euro-cylinder saying that they’ve sprayed it with the stuff and it still won’t work. !PUZZLED! The stuff isn’t a lubricant and will not magically repair worn lock components or compensate ...
by prunehat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK

Many thanks to all for the warm welcome. :D And no, it was not a dream - there was a pile of machines. Had I been a bit smarter, had the space and a bit more money …who knows? My ‘Allwin’? I’m not sure what model it is. It’s in exactly the same condition as when I bought it. The cardboard insert act...
by prunehat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Hello from sunny West Sussex UK

Hello all, I live in West Sussex UK. I’m a collector of many things, vintage guitars, old electrical and scientific instruments and have an interest in arcade and slot machines. I have repaired locks and made keys for a few collectors over the years. Back in the late 60’s the engineering company tha...