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by geofflove
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Groetchen Twenty One

Thanks. I managed to get a fleeting glance of the springs via the video so managed to cobble this together with a brass bar and some springs. I didn’t have 5 identical springs so it’s slightly lopsided which I’ll address but it works. 97C04EDB-1D93-4ACF-B11F-F39720183C85a.jpg Next question. I’m goin...
by geofflove
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Groetchen Twenty One

I’ve just taken delivery of one these from auction. Prob paid over the odds, but I liked the look of it. I plan to smarten it up a bit. It mostly works but the reels brakes don’t work. The reels just free wheel to a random stop. Comparing to a video I found online... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by geofflove
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Super Challenger restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 4709

Re: Yale locks for super challenger

Thanks for that. I must admit I started with the assumption they wouldn’t be available and went from there... how wrong was I?! A bit of searching suggests they look like Yale lock s236. Prices seem to vary from £9 to £25! I need to get the machine open to confirm the barrel is the same etc but look...
by geofflove
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Super Challenger restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 4709

Yale locks for Super Challenger

Topic merged- Site Admin.

I’ve just acquired a Holt Super Challenger.

There are no keys for the locks and they may have been damaged anyway so a re key is probably unlikely. Does anyone know of a modern source for similar replacements or anyone got any old ones?
by geofflove
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 4232

Re: Bryans Bumper

Love to see it working. Amazing!
by geofflove
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Salter weighing machine
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: Salter weighing machine

Looks lovely. But can think of some more entertaining games for my 11k. Spend an evening with friends weighing yourselves....
by geofflove
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 5573

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

scorpa163 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:59 pm The Oliver Whales Allwin looks to be in a Stevenson and Lovett case.
Those metal corner pieces are also on my Conveyor and Super Steeraball.
The cases on my Oliver Whales are oak and so is my Conveyor.
That’s interesting. Could well be the case. Mix and match I guess.
by geofflove
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 5573

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

So, here’s the machine in the mahogany case. The remaining varnish makes it look a bit more like oak but it’s definitely not. The sides and door are mahogany like the other piece I sanded. I’m quite keen to get working on it to see how it looks when restored....! The fun bit will be finding some mah...
by geofflove
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 5573

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

In terms of whether it’s matches the case I need to look through the pile to check. But yes I think it might match one. In terms of ‘patina’ they all look like they’ve been pulled out of the river (actually they were stored in a damp boat house for 50 years) so the current ‘patina’ doesn’t look too ...
by geofflove
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 5573

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

So I sanded a bit today. I’m pretty sure it’s mahogany!
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