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by pennymachines
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 114
Views: 57091

Re: Saleroom roundups

:lol: It does look good as a planter. It was the coolest slot machine in the sale I thought, and by far the most stylish Waltonian design. Maybe worth £110+ I don't know why it was catalogued as Birmingham made when it clearly has Blackpool on the front casting. I seem to recall someone has one of t...
by pennymachines
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 114
Views: 57091

Re: Saleroom roundups

Results from Spicers sale of Arcadia, Fine Art, Antiques and Studio Pottery in the Arena . This East Yorkshire sale, which included remnants of the late John Gresham's collection, appears to have garnered some press and radio interest, although I only spotted it on thesaleroom.com a couple of days a...
by pennymachines
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Tim Hunkin: The Secret Life of components, guides for designers and makers
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Tim Hunkin: The Secret Life of components, guides for designers and makers

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LEDs


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Bearings
by pennymachines
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1243
Views: 351371

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Although it isn't linked from the main site currently, it's still online and indexed by search engines. E.g. http://www.elephanthouseauctions.com/auctionresults.php
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 1624

Re: Exacta lock picking

Yes, that's a good one. The heat causes the screw to expand, loosening the grip as it cools and shrinks. It might also weaken the bond by burning the wood slightly. A spot of E-Z Grip on the driver tip can also help. It gives that extra bit of traction, preventing the tip from skidding out of the sl...
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield mechanism identified in 'What the Butler Saw' case
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

Certainly looks like an early, very solidly built mechanism. I'm guessing British-made, but who? :!?!:
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat not paying
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Aristocrat not paying

Good news. Well done! Sharp looking Nevada. !THUMBS!
by pennymachines
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Status of newly approved member posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Status of newly approved member posts?

That's because it's now been superseded by new posts, so it's further down the list (currently 8th). It would be lower still, but cait001's reply to it bumped it to the top for a while... Jamieson Mini Golf/Bowl/Match, Royal Flush, Bingo etc. I think we can safely conclude that new posts by newly ap...
by pennymachines
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rosenfield mechanism identified in 'What the Butler Saw' case
Replies: 14
Views: 1318

Re: What the Butler Saw - info please

I think you're right - the case is new and has been built to house an earlier mechanism. The case seems to be loosely based upon a 1950s Oliver Whales 3D stereo viewer . These have electric motors. Your clockwork mechanism is at least a few decades earlier. Ahrens, amongst others made hand-wound ste...
by pennymachines
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Status of newly approved member posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Status of newly approved member posts?

Following reported issue here : I am not sure why your post has been missed as I use the “recently listed posts” view and your post did not appear until today, second time this has happened with new members and maybe is part of some moderator approval process. New member darkmoor replied to a post t...