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by sweetmeats
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines

The Steer-A-Boat did work with a magnet. On the bridges was a snag to catch the aerial on the boat as it passed through, meaning the boat stopped and the magnet moved on without the boat. I had one of these machines in a wooden case similar to the Ahrens football two player game with an enamel marqu...
by sweetmeats
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 35
Views: 7399

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

The game is to show the skill of the batsman. As clearly this is W.G. Grace, everyone would want to bat. So as a two player game the operator would hope for at least two plays. The batsman wins if he scores a boundary; any other result when the batsman is out bowled, caught or stumped gives no rewar...
by sweetmeats
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1939 Evans Ten Strike
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: 1939 Evans Ten Strike

I expect the machine coppinpr played on was the Williams 1958 Ten Strike, with a Perspex cover.
by sweetmeats
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1939 Evans Ten Strike
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: 1939 Evans Ten Strike

I live by the same thought. May you have many happy years together with your purchase. Forget the cost and just enjoy playing the machine.
by sweetmeats
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 35
Views: 7399

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

Further to treefrog's post, I had forgotten the flags. They seemed to be a later addition and did not move. I was at the sale in 2001 along with the great and the good of the collecting fraternity (and some not so good!) all hoping to buy it for around £10,000 hammer including me! Sold to a well kno...
by sweetmeats
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott
Replies: 35
Views: 7399

Re: Automatic Sports Co. Cricketer at HutchinsonScott

I thought a history of this machine may be of interest. The first record of it is in some old photos, I think from the 1950s. These are black and white pictures from the Holloway family - note the altered coin entry. cricketer20210424_17414648bwa.jpg The next two were taken with the owner's consent ...
by sweetmeats
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Woodward fortune tellers
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

Re: What Does Your Future Hold machine?

This is the same machine that sold in the elephant house auction. It was sold on by the purchaser for a profit the following year. I tried to buy it, but put off by the price required. I also left a bid in today's auction like pennymachines. My bid was £700, which I hoped would be plenty... not so! ...
by sweetmeats
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Gold changers
Replies: 12
Views: 3629

Re: Gold changers

The gold changers sold yesterday in railwayana auction the cast iron one sold for £440 and wooden ells made £700 both with additional premium of 18%.
by sweetmeats
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Gold changers
Replies: 12
Views: 3629

Re: Gold changers

Just noticed this machine has no lock on this style. There is a pin that locks the door and can only be removed by unlocking the top door to reach this pin.
by sweetmeats
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Gold changers
Replies: 12
Views: 3629

Re: Gold changers

The drawer on the bottom had a separate lock and needed to be unlocked to collect the gold coins! If wanted I can add a photo showing the top. Not too difficult to make if a cabinet maker, but if like me, impossible!