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by sweetmeats
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Barrett Test Your Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 14237

Re: Barrett Test Your Twist

I can now add the English patent numbers for the Twister: 20115 (1890), Gripper (1890), Cricketer: 14484 (1899) and to complete the cast iron machines, Two Player Footballer: 9731 (1896), Yacht Racer Mermaid: 19812 (1900) , Six Man Footballer: 2862 (1903). I suspect the Golfer is a variation of this...
by sweetmeats
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Patent Research
Replies: 31
Views: 15313

Re: Barrett Test Your Twist

I can now add the English patent numbers for the Twister: 20115 (1890), Gripper (1890), Cricketer: 14484 (1899) and to complete the cast iron machines, Two Player Footballer: 9731 (1896), Yacht Racer Mermaid: 19812 (1900) , Six Man Footballer: 2862 (1903). I suspect the Golfer is a variation of this...
by sweetmeats
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Anyone seen any of these?
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Anyone seen any of these?

Topic split, Site Admin. - See British/Australian Rifle Ranges

Some photos of Bollands machines that I don't think have come to light yet. If anyone knows better, I would love to know.
by sweetmeats
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: British/Australian Rifle Ranges
Replies: 18
Views: 6655

Anyone seen any of these?

Topic split moved & merged - Site Admin.

Some photos of Bollands machines that I don't think have come to light yet. If anyone knows better, I would love to know. I have seen the enamel cover only from the Electric Ray rifle.
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by sweetmeats
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Barrett Test Your Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 14237

Re: Matthewson Test Your Twist machine

Following on from yesterday's entry, I have searched my collection of over 200 postcards showing slots and was surprised how few show the twister. I have two showing all three machines but the images are so small it is not possible to be certain. These are from Western-super-Mare and Blackpool. In c...
by sweetmeats
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Barrett Test Your Twist
Replies: 42
Views: 14237

Re: re cast iron machine 1895

This twister you have was for many years the holy grail of the slots. The only evidence was a photo in Nick Costa's book. He spent a lot of time trying to find the actual machine without success. The picture was taken from a group of photos taken in the 1950s, or maybe before, and I believe related ...
by sweetmeats
Fri May 22, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Postcard vender & bank with dial counter
Replies: 3
Views: 1988

Postcard vender & bank with dial counter

I purchased this most unusual device on ebay US yesterday: RARE Early Coin Operated English POSTCARD VENDING MACHINE & BANK with Dial Counter The machine will hold 100 postcards and will register them as they are sold and pennies are saved. The machine is very well made. It comes in a mahogany c...
by sweetmeats
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Madame Tussaud's Working Models
Replies: 22
Views: 7616

Re: Madame Tussaud's Working Models

Thank you for your kind comments on my article on Lee machines. The thread has now moved on to the Air Warden’s Dream for which I hope the following information is of interest to the owner and readers of this site. The model was made by the daughters in Nov 1939 converting an early model by the fath...
by sweetmeats
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Madame Tussaud's Working Models
Replies: 22
Views: 7616

Re: Madame Tussaud's Working Models more info pictures

Some of these pictures are scans of my own hard copies and some are picture that were taken when I was in Boston. (Pdfs converted to jpegs & posts combined - Site Admin.) mqs1.jpg mqs2.jpg mqs3.jpg HBC1.jpg HBC2.jpg HC1.jpg HC2.jpg HC3.jpg IMAF1.jpg SSA.jpg ssa1.jpg ssa2.jpg ssa3.jpg boozer1.jpg...
by sweetmeats
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Madame Tussaud's Working Models
Replies: 22
Views: 7616

Re: Madame Tussaud's Working Models

Having been a supporter of this site since its beginning. I thought I really ought to join and add some comments after all this time. however I have never been very good with technology but a word with the webmaster in Coventry he assured me it was not hard. When I saw the comments on the Madame Tu...