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by nosmit
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: A pair of Little Dukes
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: A pair of Little Dukes

Yes they are on old penny. There are only 3 payouts 2,6, or 8 pence. Interestingly the symbols on the reels seem to be astrological, and fruit with phrases on them.

Phil
by nosmit
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: A pair of Little Dukes
Replies: 4
Views: 781

A pair of Little Dukes

I thought I would share with these Jennings Little Dukes I picked up this morning. They are in a bad way but needed to be saved. Falling apart and obviously home to a few mice over the last 5 decades. Has anyone any advice on making replacement backs?

Phil
by nosmit
Sat May 15, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo Mat clockwork question
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Duo Mat clockwork question

I am currently restoring an Exacta with the same issues. The Mech completely bummed up. As I didn't want to start stripping down the clock to it component parts I removed it and gave it a good squirt of brake cleaner from all angles. Once dried, which it does quickly, oil all the brass lubricating p...
by nosmit
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Exacta lock picking

The Clock did look a sorry state. I took a punt, as it looked unusual, and I like the sixties arcade look. Two week's of gluing cleaning and fettling, the only thing I had to replace was the minute hand, as it fell off in transit. Even the back door flattened out, after being left under the mat in m...
by nosmit
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Exacta lock picking

Yes it did, along with one other, the unusual Perspex and Formica Bryans Clock.
by nosmit
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Exacta lock picking

Here are a couple of before pictures. I now have the mech out of the machine and, although the reels spin freely, the mech is jammed rock solid. Degrees and lubricating hasn't made any difference. I'm looking at maybe an anti-tamper device.
by nosmit
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Exacta lock picking

The back is now off. Everyone of the 18 screws put up a fight, a chisel and mole grips proved to be the best tool. It was quite exciting lifting the back off to see what 50 years of being locked away had done. The insides look complete, with the cash box inside and reels spinning freely. However the...
by nosmit
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Re: Exacta lock picking

Thanks for the advice. Looking under the peeling veneer on the back there are about a dozen rusted screws. This looks to be a much better way in
by nosmit
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 4798

Exacta lock picking

Is it possible for a complete novice to pick a Zeiss Ikon lock from a Gunther Wulff Exacta? The cabinet is locked and has been for many years. My 19 piece pick picking set turned up yesterday and after a couple of hours fumbling around decided to sleep on it. I have looked at a lot of threads on thi...
by nosmit
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nestle Vendor lock
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Nestle Vendor lock

Many thanks treefrog. This has made things a lot easier.