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by geofflove
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay

This one seems to have been on and off eBay for literally years now. No takers it seems.
by geofflove
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Yes indeed. I know that’s the buyers intention. Really sorry not to be having a go myself as it would be wonderful to achieve. Sadly time is lacking at the moment and I’d rather someone else have some success that be stuck at the back of my shed for however long. I’m not sure the buyer is in this fo...
by geofflove
Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Sorry - I’d mentioned it somewhere else and got an ‘offer I couldn’t refuse’ from a different source…..
by geofflove
Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Not sure if this is allowed so if not please delete … I’ve decided that sadly a lack of time is going to prevent me doing this once justice. With some regret I’ve decided to let someone else have a shot at breathing life into this lovely thing. I’ve therefore just popped it on eBay. Wanted to let yo...
by geofflove
Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Thanks for the tip. I’ll give it a shot. Yes I just got the C5 a couple of weeks ago. All running now on Lithium technology which should give a bit more range than the 12 miles of the original lead acid battery. Hoping for more like 30 on this battery. Just waiting for some nice weather so I can try...
by geofflove
Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Sadly they wouldn’t let me have the Polo top as the sister likes horses! Sad as I suspect it will just sit rotting. So what solvent would be best to soak this in? Anyone know what the alloy is? Is it pot metal or something nicer? Not sure how easy it’s going to be to free things up without breaking ...
by geofflove
Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Ok so I may have just transported a heap of rust halfway across the country… Couldn’t get the ponies but got the football. The casing is well beyond repair, but I have all the ‘hole surrounds’ etc. The rest of the case is going to the tip sadly. The mech is in a pretty bad way too and well rusted an...
by geofflove
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo Little Marvel identified
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: BMCo 7 cup

Thanks - there are some small, filled holes on the top suggesting a top flash was fitted originally or at some point.
by geofflove
Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Help required!

Thanks for the help guys. Nice to see what it should look like - I think! If I manage to strike a deal I'll post some more pics and I'm sure, seeking more advice.
by geofflove
Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

I’m trying to ID these two football/polo games. They are in a right state and not been viewed in person but I'm tempted to take a look. It looks like originally the players kicked individually maybe? Could look really pretty if sorted but doesn’t anyone know in info about the game? Maker? Prob is I ...
by geofflove
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo Little Marvel identified
Replies: 7
Views: 432

BMCo Little Marvel identified

Haven't done much machine-wise for a few months as been busy. And have no space for another! But when I came across this beauty I couldn't resist. I believe it's a BMCo 7 cup from the 20s/30s. but someone my know more. Looks very unmolested apart from I assume the locks being changed at some point. ...
by geofflove
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:21 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool

Wow. That’s very impressive!
by geofflove
Sat Jan 27, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Inland courier services
Replies: 70
Views: 7440

Re: Can anyone recommend a Nationwide trustworthy Courier

Martin mentioned in the thread links above is still going and reliable.
by geofflove
Sun Dec 31, 2023 3:45 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 242
Views: 142803

Re: Saleroom roundups

Is it just me or is the December link broken?
by geofflove
Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Groetchen Twenty One

Hi Jason I've got two of these machines, one of which I’ve restored and the other still in the queue. They are lovely things and great fun to play. Sadly I suspect you’ll be lucky to find the parts you need short of finding a complete but tatty game to buy and swap the parts from. You might be able ...
by geofflove
Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Table football
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Table football

Thanks for the info. It looks like the top belongs with the bottom but haven’t looked that carefully yet.

Yes it’s coin op. Takes some sort of token.
by geofflove
Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Table football
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Table football

Hi I’ve just been asked to do some light restoration and an option to buy this table football game. I don’t have a make or year but understand it might be Italian. These are totally outside my field and I wouldn’t have space to hold onto it for a long time, but it is a lovely piece. Or will be when ...
by geofflove
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pinball repair near Lincolnshire
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Re: Pinball repair near Lincolnshire

Hi, I’m not that close (Hartlepool) but likely heading past your way in January so if you’re not sorted by then I’m happy to take a look. I do EM pinball and other repairs. Feel free to message me with a bit more info about the fault, if it was working before, when /how it stopped etc. Thanks
by geofflove
Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:42 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Daval Freeplay
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Daval Freeplay

Thanks. Yes I’ve got into collecting them for exactly that reason - don’t need too much space. And yes, I love the look of a lot of the Daval ones. I’m still looking for. Penny Pack!
by geofflove
Wed Oct 18, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Daval Freeplay
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Daval Freeplay

Another restoration completed. Daval Freeplay 1940’s. Unusual in that it had Freeplay reel which allows you to accumulate up to 70 free plays which were won for winning combinations. Either play the Freeplays off instead of inserting coins or get the show owner to trade them for money or goods. He t...